Well this is the first thread in the new section and I want to write a little bit about balance. Now if you got your **** together then you may not need anything written here, but then there might be something I write that strikes a cord within you.
Now what do I mean by Balance? Do I mean how you straddle a women in some weird sex rite? Or do mean how to stand on thsoe weird boards you see all the fitness gurus trying to make some client do? No, what I mean is a balance in your training. To many people pay attention to only one or two aspects of their training. For example, if you've always been skinny your going to focus more on lifting and (hopefully) diet. But any new ecto would never think of doing cardio for fear of burning up any muscle they may build. Well in some ways their correct. If you do tons of cardio then you will burn up alot of energy and therby muscle. But I think that everyone neeeds to do some form of cardio. If you are one of those ectos then I would suggest reading some of BoBo's and Leanone's posts on this. It's all about balance.
What about stretching? How many people here do it? Until recently I would just do the crap I learned 16 yrs ago in HS football and do it about as seriously. The result: pulled muscles in my leg and back. My Gf got me to start doing some Yoga and it's helped alot. This doesn't mean that I am quiting the weights and traveling to Nepal to practice Yoga in some ice cave, it just means that I am attempting to add more balance to my training.