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Food Cravings: Ever notice how after a monster workout or at the end of a hard training week you have very specific food cravings? This is the deal: if you listen to your body long enough, it'll tell you what it needs. Here's a great article from Outside Magazine describing why competitive athletes or folks who train hard/often should listen carefully to their cravings.

Your Brain On Toxic Oils: As you know, I rail on toxic or inflammatory oils constantly. I talk a lot about what these dietary criminals do to your performance or musculoskeletal system but I don't often touch on what they do to your brain. This piece on explains exactly why the type and quality of regularly used oils matters big time for your brain health. 

Hack Your Deadlift: Lots of chatter about deadlifts these days but are you selecting the deadlift variation that best fits you? Are you getting the most out of your deadlifts and doing them safely? Tony Gentilcore does an expert job of digging into the nitty-gritty of the deadlift in his recent post here. Give it a read so you don't end up just going through the motions on leg day.

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Tim DiFrancesco, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS is the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers and founder of TD Athletes Edge.  He is nationally renowned for his evidence-based and scientific approach to fitness, training, nutrition, and recovery for athletes and fitness enthusiasts.

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