Craig Pickering

Interesting And Cool Stuff This Week (26/9)

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 WeekYann Le Meur. Produces brilliant infographics of exercises science. My two favourite things.

Book I Am Currently ReadingThe 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!

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