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Monday, 25 June 2012

500words on...a few of my favourite things





500 words...
by Stuart McMillan


I am often asked where I get my information from - or what I read/whom do I study. More often than not, the answer to that question seems to be on-line resources. Being a traditionalist, I still read as may old-fashioned books as I can, but there is so many smart people writing so much great stuff on the web, that my 'top sites' section in my bookmarks folder is beginning to bust at the seems...
In this post, I share a few of the sites I visit frequently that are currently in my ‘top sites’ section (this does not include the numerous great articles I read each day on Zite, Flipboard, and Instapaper). 

I have been going to this site regularly since its inception, and continue to visit it every week or so. It was started around the turn of the millennium by a guy named Toby Walker, who seems to know pretty much everything about soul music from the 60s, 70s, and 80s - with a special interest in ‘rare grooves’. Real music...in its best form - vinyl. Love it!
I have known Matt for over 15 years, and I can confidently say that he is one of the best strength coaches in the world. He’s worked with a ton of high-level athletes, including dozens of Olympic and World Champions and professional athletes. He’s recently started a so-far extremely informative blog; a great coach and an excellent writer.

JRoss is a chiro and strength coach based in Grand Rapids, Michigan....excellent at both, Jason operates a cool blog, where he writes on a number of topics around training and therapy. He’s pretty proficient - blogging almost daily, with a ton of great info.
The original training forum. Unfortunately this Yahoo Groups site has dropped slightly in quality since the passing of its founder, the great Mel Siff. But, with its massive catalog of archives, it’s still a great resource. There’s a whole heap of big-timers writing on there, and, if you’re interested in training and/or therapy, you could do worse than spend a few hours at Supertraining.
Owned by my good friend Dr John Berardi, PN has been on-line now for over ten years. The vast catalog of articles and busy forum continue to be a great resource for all interested in high performance nutrition. Also check out JB’s original site johnberardi.com.
Great almost daily blog, operated by fast-rising author, blogger, self-help guru, and former hedge-fund manager Altucher, who has also published a number of worthwhile (and cheap) books. I immensely enjoy his thoughts. Excellent alternative viewpoints. 
Maria Popova calls herself a curator, and describes Brain Pickings as "a human-powered discovery engine for interestingness, culling and curating cross-disciplinary curiosity-quenchers, and separating the signal from the noise to bring you things you didn’t know you were interested in until you are.". An amazing resource. 

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