We have searched the web for the most valuable and interesting articles of week #11 2017

Strength Training Articles

Elite FTS shared WATCH: Nate Harvey — Training and Coaching with the Conjugate Method, an outline how to use the conjugate method with college athletes and the reason why they use the conjugate system. Check it out

Bach Performance outlined Five Surprising Ways To Get Strong In A Hurry a good overview of the basic principles of becoming stronger.

Tony Gentilcore discussed Sport Restrictive vs. Sport Specific Exercise: How To Avoid Damaging Our Athletes, even though I am not 100% aligned with all arguments I do like the comprehensive thought process.

Stronglifts updated their article How to Build Muscle Naturally: The Definitive Guide a solid and in-depth piece.

Breaking Muscle offered

Looks very similar to the thought process I have outlined in the article Squatting – are all Squatting exercises created equal? 9you need to scroll down, didn’t manage to find the right code for the HTML yet)

Fitness & Power discussed Does Weight Lifting Increase Testosterone Levels? looking at how hormones work and what factors influence hormonal responses.

T-Nation explained why Exercise Variety is Overrated and why mastering the basics is more important.

Renaissance Periodisation offered Quad Training Tips for Hypertrophy I like Renaissance Periodisations thoughtful approach to training.

Juggernaut Training Systems offered a Hypertrophy Guide for the Chest, featuring the author of Renaissance Periodisation, check out the tutorial

 

Robertson Training System published The VBT Podcast, using VBT (velocity based training) to improve performace. Listen in

 

Power Training Articles

Stack outlined how to use a comprehensive contrast training to improve speed and power in the article Use the Litvinov Workout to Increase Speed and Power

 

Plyometric Training Articles

Complementary Training shared Plyometric Progression with Coach Wilmot | Part 6 this time they continue with contrast training to elicit PAP (post activation potentiation), but unilaterally, check out the video

If you missed part 1, check out here

If you missed part 2, check out here

If you missed part 3, check it out here

If you missed part 4, check it out here

If you missed part 5, check it out here

 

Deadlift Articles 

Stronglifts updated their article How to Deadlift with Proper Form: The Definitive Guide a true ultimate guide.

Men’s Health explained The Right Way to Do a Straight-Leg Deadlift using a simple coaching cue, check out the video

 

Back Squat, Front Squat, and Overhead Squat Articles 

T-Nation shared a Tip: Fix Your Overhead Squat a corrective exercise for those struggling to get the bar into the right overhead position, check out the video

Men’s Health shared The Squat Variation That’s Safer For Your Back outlining the benefits of the Double Kettlebell Front Squat, check it out

It’s probably less meant to be a replacement, much rather a valuable add-on to your existing squat variations.

Boxing News Online explained how to Master the Squat and outlining the benefits of the Squat for Boxers.

Fitness & Power outlined the Top 8 Squat Mistakes and how to fix them.

Juggernaut Training System shared a Front Squat Tutorial | JTSstrength.com, great info, check it out

Power Clean, Power Snatch, and Olympic Lifting Articles

The Bar Bend explained how to Snatch More Weight with These Simple Tips great quality advice and simple (not easy) to put into practice.

Functional Path Training discussed Using Olympic Style Weight Lifting – A perspective outlining the benefits and pitfalls of Olympic Weightlifting movements in the physical preparation of athletes.

 

Highlight of the week

Muscle & Fitness outlined Sylvester Stallone Nearly Killed Himself With ‘Rocky III’ Diet, sharing an Instagram post, where Stallone outlines the extreme difficulties he went through during the production of the movie. Check out the post

Just for fun… A flashback from Rocky three. Between rounds I would get lightheaded and quite exhausted. I was on a very high protein diet which did not provide Much physical or mental energy. During the period I only ate very small portions of oatmeal cookies made with brown rice and up to 25 cups of coffee a day with honey and a couple of scoops of tuna fish. Sounds incredible right? At the time my body fat got down to 2.9 which is a really dangerous level. I may have looked pretty good on the outside but inside it was very dangerous thing to do. But I wanted the movie to be about change. How people have to adapt to different challenges because if they don't they will be conquered. I will always believe the adaptation is the key to survival and that's what this story was all about … and while, getting smashed by Superstrong,CLUBBER LANG continuously four months of rehearsal plus the fight, tended to wear a person out so I would literally go to the corner between rounds, when I wasn't directing and try to get some blood back into my head so I could carry-on with the complicated fight choreography … It's funny, I never knew this picture existed!

A post shared by Sly Stallone (@officialslystallone) on

What does that mean?

I guess it gives a great insight into the determination and commitment of Stallone and how hard he worked for his success.