Avoid Shin Splints By Following This Warm-Up
Video by Nuno Costa

If you struggle with shin splints, then make sure to read Coach Nuno’s blog post about the causes and cures for shin splints as well as following this warm-up before you run. Enjoy stronger shins and less pain when running by just incorporating these drills before your running session.

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Low Carb Clam Chowder
Recipe by Michele Vieux

Since it is soup season in many parts of the world, here is one of my favorite classics turned low carb by eliminating the roux (flour paste) and substituting kohlrabi for potatoes. If you’re not familiar with kohlrabi, it comes from the cruciferous group (same as cabbage) but has a potato-like feel in soups.

This is a hearty meal that is perfect as a stand-alone dish or with a small salad on the side. If you are planning to have a SOUPer Bowl Party,

Shoulder to Overhead Barbell Warm-Up
Video by Gaje McDaniel

There are many ways to prepare our shoulders for overhead movements as we saw in Monday’s post. Dynamic, static and banded stretching are great ways to start warming up prior to grabbing a barbell. When we choose to finally warm-up with a barbell, it’s important to implement technique as we warm up.

This is a very simple drill and is also one of my favorites. We start with three movements: strict press, push jerk and split jerk. Each time we are adding more movement to allow for all muscle groups to get their chance to warm up and prep for the movements in our training session.

Myosin Heavy Chains and Muscle Fiber Type
Written by Invictus member Dr. Irene Tobias

In Part 1 of this post, we learned how myosin drives the molecular processes of muscle contraction. Now to expand on that knowledge to understand the differences between fast and slow twitch muscle fibers at the molecular level!

What are myosin heavy chains?

The myosin protein complex which forms the molecular motor that drives muscle contraction is composed of four component proteins: two heavy chains and two light chains, twisted around each other.

Do Not Skip Your Shoulder Warm-Up! Do THIS Instead
Written by Michele Vieux

It’s really easy to skip a warm-up on a because it’s “just shoulder press” and “we are starting light”. However I highly recommend that you DO warm-up by spending your time doing simple mobility and activation drills for the thoracic, shoulders and scaps to better prepare your body for this feat of brute strength.

Here’s a 10-minute warm-up you can do that only requires a roller or lacrosse ball:

  1. 3-4 Minutes of foam rolling the lats and thoracic.