The most valuable and interesting articles of week #1 2018

Strength Training Articles

Elite FTS presented

The Bar Bend listed

Elite Track outlined Distinctions of Speed and Force Expression by Nic Shea a really good article discussing Power, Rate of Force Development (RFD) and the role of strength in optimizing Power production and RFD.

Silent Mike discussed What Makes an Elite lifter ft. Boris Sheiko interviewing one of the most sought-after coaches Boris Sheiko and his criteria for what makes an elite lifter. Check it out

The Medical News Bulletin discussed the current state and future of genetic testing in the article Personalized Physical Training: Is Genetic Testing the Way of the Future?

American Football International listed Top 10 Exercises For Football Strength and Speed outlining the exercises, as well as explaining why you should use them.

KU TV explained Why good form is crucial when starting a training regimen a good read outlining the necessity of good form, that goes beyond the usual ‘preventing injuries argumentation’. Don’t get me wrong, preventing injuries is important, but good form provides more benefits, how this article shows. listed 6 Essential Weight Lifting Moves for Beginners forget the provided exercise demonstration(s), what I like is, that it focusses on the fundamental movements, squat, bend/hinge, press and pull.

Youth Strength Training Articles

Elite Track shared the Athlete Development Process of Frank Dick, I like the simplicity of it.

Nutrition Articles

Elite FTS shared the Peak Mental Performance Podcast — Kava: The Stress-Reducing Drink That Made Its Way to the NFL outlining what Kava is, and how it can help. I don’t think it will be a magic weapon, but it might be a useful add-on to your nutritional plan and supplements. Check it out

Shredded By Science discussed Calories For Muscle Gain and Food Varieties When Gaining Muscle the composition of the different macronutrients and the amount of each macronutrient you should consume to gain muscle mass. Check it out

Plyometric Training Articles

Stack explained Master the Stretch-Shortening Cycle to Sprint Faster and Jump Higher the role of the SSC (stretch-shortening cycle) in plyometric training and how to effectively train the SSC.

Science For Sport shared Vertec Jump Test explaining what the Vertec Jump Test is, how to execute it and looking at the scientific validation of this test.

Power Training Articles

Stack listed 7 Exercises to Increase Rotational Power if you participate in a sport, where you need to hit, throw or kick, these exercises can be useful.

Speed Training Articles

Simplifaster listed the Top 5 Glute Exercises for Sprinters the article not only provides the what but also the why (you should choose these exercises).

Olympic Lifting Articles 

Starting Strength discussed The Hook Grip – how to set up with shorter fingers a great tutorial for those who want to learn the Hook Grip for the Olympic Lifts or Deadlifting. Check it out

Catalystathletics shared

Juggernaut Training Systems explained Time to Fixation, outlining the importance of minimizing the time to fixation for success in the Olympic Lifts, common technical flaws in the time to fixation and corrective exercises to train to minimize the time to fixation, check it out

Squat Articles 

Dr John Rusin explained how to Prevent ACL Injuries With Eccentric Split Squats and using accentuated eccentric training to prevent ACL injuries.

Stack discussed

T-Nation shared a Tip: The Anderson Squat how to use the concentric-only squat and its’ benefits, also check out the short video tutorial

Deadlift Articles 

T-Nation shared a Tip: The Dumbbell RDL outlining the benefits of 2 individual DB’s allowing for more range of motion, as well as the ability to keep the weight closer to the center of mass. Check out the video

Alan Thrall explained why Bloody Shins Are Not Cool – Deadlift Demonstration, what are common Deadlift mistakes, that will make your shins bleed. Check it out