The first in what will hopefully be a regular round up of cool and interesting stuff I have come across in the week. By cool and interesting, I of course mean cool and interesting to me. Given that I am neither cool nor interesting, you might not enjoy this!
FREE BOOK! – Brendan Chaplin has made his ebook, “It’s Not About Sets And Reps” available for the price of £0.00 on kindle. Get yours here.
Mobility Wod – Very soon, Kelly Starrett will be bringing out a new book, “Ready To Run”. If you don’t know who Kelly is, check out his website. I recently started right back at the beginning of his daily videos to refresh my knowledge on stretching, mobility, and improving performance. Kelly’s first book, “Becoming A Supple Leopard“, is also excellent.
Unbreakable Runner – for some reason, Brian Mackenzie of Crossfit Endurance has also decided to release a book about how to prepare your body for running. He and Kelly have even got the same co-author. You can read an excerpt of Brian’s book here.
DATA! – This week Liverpool and Middlesborough had a mammoth penalty shoot out, that stretched to 30 penalties! What are the chances of that you ask? Oh, about 1.5%.
MORE DATA! – The best book on Infographics I have ever read is “Information is Beautiful”. This week, a sequel was release called “Knowledge is Beautiful”. See an example infographic here.
RIVAL BLOG – In a move I can only assume was designed as a deliberate act of war, James Campbell has also set up a blog. James is both funny and a terrible human being, which means its probably worth checking out. There will be drama.
Twitter Recommendation of the Week – Yann Le Meur. Produces brilliant infographics of exercises science. My two favourite things.
Book I Am Currently Reading – The Future Of The Mind. If you’ll excuse the pun, this is absolutely mental. I’m 4 chapters in, and the author has already discussed; experiments where a question was asked to different hemispheres of the brain, and got a different answer; if you cut off the connection between right and left hemispheres, were stuff happens; telepathy is becoming increasingly real, as are surrogates (like Avatar). Definitely worth a read. Also check this video.
Stuff I’ve Done This Week – I’ve been busy working on some presentations (more on those soon), but I also managed to get involved with an Exeter University Athletics Club sportivate project. You can read about it here, if you so wish.
That’s it for this week – have a good weekend!