Top 50 Exercise Science Blogs

by Linda on August 31, 2009

If you exercise, try to eat right and push the envelope for fitness, did you know that your body can become an experiment? Exercise science majors study the science of human movement and more, as they learn how to help people live healthier lives through exercise, sports medicine, and nutrition. But, not everyone who is into exercise or sports science holds a master’s degree – many of the bloggers listed below have learned much from experience as well.

The bloggers in the list below have updated entries in categories that range from coaching to nutrition and from speed and endurance to strength training. This is a wide variety of blogs from an equally wide variety of sports and philosophies. Each link is listed alphabetically beneath each category to show our readers that we do not favor one blog over another.

Training and Analyses

  1. Bad to the Bone: This couple’s blog leans toward endurance running for marathons.
  2. Dirty Inspirations: Terri is an endurance athlete, motivational speaker, writer and coach who focuses on ultra running, triathlon, adventure racing and mountaineering.
  3. Fenner’s Total Performance Training Blog: Learn from this elite-level competitive athlete who has won national and world championships in multiple diciplines. Mark also has another training blog.
  4. Fitness Diva Blog: Answers, information, products and reviews by fitness and Pilates expert Lynda Lippin.
  5. Impact Performance Training Blog: Dewey Nielsen is a strength coach in Oregon who focuses on results-driven performance and training methods.
  6. KarlMeltzer.com: A high-altitude runner who goes the distance as well (such as from Maine to Georgia).
  7. Matt Hart’s Blog: If you want endurance mountain biking, ski mountaineering, and ultrarunning experience, this blog has it.
  8. Observations from a Strength Coach: Robert dos Remedios was the 2006 NSCA Collegiate Strength Coach of the Year, and is Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at the College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, CA. He also authored, Men’s Health Power Training.
  9. Optimum Performance Training: This strength coach provides information on how nutrition and lifestyle affects fitness.
  10. Patrick Ward, MS CSCS LMT: Patrick holds a master’s in exercise science, is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and more.
  11. PT Performance Training: Learn PT from this endurance coach, bike fitter, biomechanist, exercise physiologist and sports nutritionist. Focus is on bike/swim/run.
  12. Scott’s Blog: On and off the trail with runner Scott Jurek, champion ultramarathon runner, endurance runner and trail runner.
  13. The Science of Sport: Scientific comment and analysis of sporting performance by Dr. Ross Tucker and Dr. Jonathon Dugas.
  14. Weight Training Blog: Follow Paul, a qualified and registered personal trainer with a background in a wide range of sports including track sprinting, triathlon, marathon, hockey, tennis and baseball, and including some coaching.

Endurance

  1. Fumbling Towards Endurance: No matter your sport, Geoff provides an example of how to push it to the limit.
  2. Mountain Bike Mary’s Musings: Travel with this endurance bike racer. Her adventures are about to become very interesting, now that she’s pregnant…
  3. Real Endurance: More of a calendar and resource than a place to find advice, this blog will provide inspiration nonetheless in its sheer volume of information.
  4. Run Like a Girl: Jamie Donaldson brings her obsession for high-altitude endurance running through this blog. She also maintains a Web site.
  5. Run More Talk Less: Psychology and philosophy with great detail to races, problems and solutions in this ultra running blog.

Speed

  1. Cross Country Express: “More sweat in training, less blog in battle,” is the motto for this site that focuses on cross-country running.
  2. Speed Training Secrets: Learn how isometrics can speed up your game through this doctor’s blog.
  3. SpeedEndurance.com: This site is a fun, no-nonsense, useful, and interesting approach to track & field, lifestyle, health, and fitness.
  4. Wasatch Speed Goat: You’ll learn more about how to handle speed, high-altitude running, rocks, mountain lions and moose in this speed/trail running blog.

Strength

  1. CrossFit: CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide.
  2. IOL Strength and Conditioning: Learn how to get back in shape with Dave Draper’s weight training, bodybuilding and diet and nutrition blog.
  3. Real World Strength Training: John Sifferman is believes that preventative health measures, eating organic and striving to live a better life every day is the foundation for strength training.
  4. Stronglifts: Build strength, burn fat, and do it without supplements.
  5. Triathlon Training Blog: Read about Carol’s journey from couch potato to triathlon racer. Her tips lean toward strength and endurance.
  6. Weight Loss and Training: Learn about the most effective supplements to the best training methods and the most up to date injury prevention tips.

Ultra Running and Marathon

  1. An Ultra Runner’s Blog: Follow Will into ultra running and other “mind altering events.”
  2. Dirt Diva: Clean and sober for fourteen years, Catra provides inspiration to any ultra runner and crossfit junkie.
  3. “Going the Distance!” About ultra-running, life and “the lessons learned along the way” from a personal trainer.
  4. H.U.R.T. Hawaii: The Hawaiian Ultra Running Team blogs, bringing collective information to other ultra runners.
  5. Planet Ultramarathon: If you’re interested in how to best run or walk any distance over 42.195km, then follow this blog for the Ultra Marathon.
  6. Ultra Running: More an online magazine than a blog, but this site stays updated with all-around information on how to push your body to its best.

Nutrition and Sport

  1. Conditioning Research: Blog entries about the juxtaposition of fitness, strength, performance and diet.
  2. Dr. Michael R. Eades: Dr. Michael R. Eades is the best selling author of Protein Power, and health care expert in nutritional science, low carb diets, and other health issues.
  3. Integrative Nutrition: The Institute for Integrative Nutrition is the largest nutrition school in the world teaching more than 100 different dietary theories.
  4. Nutrition and Food Web Archive (NAFWA): Christopher Theberge, RD, LDN, is a nutrition directory in a community health center consulting patients and leading a fitness program called Heart and Sole.
  5. Nutrition and Healthy Eating: The Mayo Clinic offers up their take on healthy nutrition with Jennifer Nelson, M.S., R.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D.
  6. Sports Nutrition Vlog: Matt is the sports nutritionist for London Wasps, London Irish, Saracens and Leicester Rugby Clubs. Learn his methods for best nutrition for sports training and performing.

Sports Medicine

  1. 98.6 : Dr. Pribut’s Blog: Sports Podiatrist, Stephen Pribut, D.P.M. hosts one of the first sports medicine injury websites, which has been online since 1995, with a focus on running injuries.
  2. BASICS Sports Medicine-Blog: This blog consists of a collective of exercise physiologists, physical therapists, nutritionists, massage therapists, athletic trainers and strength and conditioning specialists.
  3. BSC Sports Medicine: A team at Bridgewater State College writes this informative blog.
  4. Natural Sports Medicine Blog: This blog is hosted by Miami Beach, Florida chiropractic sports physician, Dr. Todd Narson. He has worked with athletes at top level sporting events nationally and internationally.
  5. Sports Medicine Blog: Elizabeth Quinn has been the About.com Guide to Sports Medicine since 1998.

The Lighter Side

  1. Half Fast: Runners are human. Just ask Vanilla, a “sculpturesque runner” who talks about himself in the third person.
  2. I Ate a Pie: If it says low fat, low carb, reduced sugar, whole grain, natural, organic or high protein – this site reviews it. Although not hilarious, the entries are entertaining and well written.
  3. Straight to the Bar: Straight to the Bar is the online home of fitness enthusiast Scott Bird. It’s about weight-lifting, not scotch.
  4. The Great Fitness Experiment: If you ever wondered if a certain program/technique would work for you, don’t experiment. Let Charlotte do it.

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