GOOD ARTICLE: “Why people with depression should lift weights”

“If you struggle with depression, your best therapy may be to hit the gym and pump some iron.

While the physical benefits of strength training are widely known, there are plenty of psychological benefits to reap too. A Harvard Medical School study found that that weight lifting could help alleviate the symptoms of clinical depression.

The tried and true Harvard study from the 1990s found that the heavier the weight a person used, the more depression improved. A similar study from Duke University found that depressed participants who weight trained for four months, four times per week for 40 minutes overcame their depression without medication.

The Duke researchers found that for every 50 minutes of exercise each week, the rate of depression decreased by half.”


From the author of “How to kill a Superhero”

14257653_1854791084757031_4082179525671681711_o“I always asked myself why there aren’t more Latino superheroes in pop culture, and instead of complaining, I created my own. Chaac is a superhero from the Mayan jungles, and he draws his power from the god of storms and rain. I’ll be writing about him soon in the next How to Kill a Superhero book. In the meantime, you can get Chaac on a tee.This shirt is printed on Bella and Canvas’ tri-blend T-Shirt and it’s made by 13SC Clothing”.

You can get it here:

A *BLAST* of “2XU” Spandex

Here’s a *BLAST* of “2XU Compression Gear“.   This sort of spandex is much more superior than your standard spandex. Even Under Armour.  As you can see, it’s used a lot in weight lifting and especially CrossFit.   It’s not terribly cheap so I’m sort of waiting until colder weather to purchase mine for CrossFit.

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