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Best of March 2015

Best of March 2015


We’ve compiled a list of some of the best articles and videos that we found on the internet over the past month. By no means is this list exhaustive, just some of the things that we came across that we liked over the last month.


Quotes of the Day

Below are our top 5 favorite “Quotes of the Day” that we posted in March…


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John Burroughs


Edith Wharton



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Masuhiro Yamamoto


Interesting New Research

  • If you’ve been following us over the last couple of months, I’m sure you know our stance on static stretching (for those of you who are new to us, we aren’t fans of it). This new study, published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, gives us more support for getting rid of static stretching. It also gives us some alternatives for pre-exercise warm-up:


  • We now know that fatigue can not only be peripheral (muscles), but also central (brain). Why then don’t we focus any of our recovery on the central aspects of fatigue? In one of the most extensive reviews of the literature that we’ve seen in some time, Ben Rattray and his team from the University of Canberra give us some good direction on the issue:



  • I f you’re reading this, chances are pretty high that you understand the importance of exercise for living a long and healthy life. Nonetheless, it’s good to see some research to back it. “Generation 100”, from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, is the first randomized clinical trial looking at the preventative effects of morbidity and premature death:


  • It’s established that active recovery or a “warm-down” following exercise is beneficial for improving recovery times and reducing soreness, but what about performing active recovery during breaks in training? A new study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research looked at exactly that:


Motivational talk


  • Although not related to performance in any way, this new study is incredibly interesting and worth mentioning. Scientists from the University of Cambridge recently found that human beings have actually acquired genetic material from the micro-organisms in the surrounding environment. This changes the way that we look at evolutionary genetics and our interactions with our environment:


Awesome Articles

Jen Sinkler

  • As one of the leading fitness writers and trainers, Jen Sinkler seems to always be coming out with great new content. With an incredibly wide variety of fitness knowledge and training, Sinkler does a great job of seeing the big picture of things as well as understanding that one size doesn’t fit all in when it comes to strength and fitness. She just released the second installment in her Lift Weights Faster series this month which is definitely worth checking out. Here are a few awesome articles that she wrote over the last month.













New from Higher Performance Network

Below We have links to some of the information that we put out there during the month of March. If you like any of the articles please comment or share them with your network. We truly appreciate all of the support and positive energy that we’ve received in our first couple of months online!


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  • Inflammation has become public enemy #1  in medicine over the last decade. We address why this is the case, and how to reduce chronic inflammation and promote health. We also looked at how inflammation can actually benefit us and why it’s now being used as an incredible ally for repairing damaged tissues in the body:









Jiro Dreams of Sushi



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