The most valuable and interesting articles in week #11 2018

Strength Training Articles

Bodybuilding.com shared

  • 11 Popular Fitness Myths Debunked! with Dr. Jose Antonio, a mix of popular fitness myths surrounding nutritional topics (protein, supplements, nutrient timing, artificial sweeteners, caffeine supplementation) and a few training myths (strength training will make women bulk, how do you develop sore muscles and how to solve it) and the primary drivers for fat loss. Check it out

Breaking Muscle explained

Starting Strength discussed the relation between Back Pain and Back Strength, whether you like Rippetoe or not, he does have a good point. Check out this audio only

Elite FTS listed 10 Commandments of Being a Strength Coach, a good read, but am not sure if I can agree on all of those.

The Bar Bend explained

The Poliquin Group shared The Quick & Essential Guide to Energy Systems a quick outline of the different energy systems, as well as a guideline how to effectively train each energy system.

The PTDC revealed The Myth of Fat-Burning Workouts: How the Body Fights Back, and What That Means for Trainers and Clients explaining how smart our body is and you need to find smart ways to achieve long-term fat loss success.

Picture Fit listed 5 Underrated Fitness Channels You Need to Watch, a few of those I have featured over here a few times, but some other interesting channels, that can be interesting, depending on what you are looking for. Check it out

Outside Online explained How Strength Training Makes You Faster what strength training can do for runners, what type of strength training you should do and how often you should do it.

Business Insider outlined why Push-Ups on your knees will never get you to a full Push-Up and what you can do instead in the article A personal trainer says there are 3 secrets to the perfect push-up — and using your knees will never get you there I have to agree with the approach, also check out the video tutorial showing the exercise progressions to a full Push-Up

Dr. John Rusin shared The Cure for Low Back Pain how loaded carries can help, as well as a progression of loaded carries and different loaded carry variations.

BoxRox listed 5 Barbell Strength Training Programs to Build Muscle and Improve Performance including a description of the program and who it is for.

The Barbell Shrugged Podcast discussed Talking Competing, Coaching and Running a Gym with Ryan Fischer, a ‘tumbler’ telling his life story of falling down and always getting back up. Check it out

Youth Strength Training Articles

Power Athlete HQ answered What The Science Says: Youth Resistance Training a great overview of what youth resistance training is, why it matters, the differences between genders and the practical application of training age.

Simplifaster shared Long-Term Athlete Development and Team Sports the application of a development plan for team sports, the challenges and shortcomings and the most important considerations for an effective development process.

Nutrition Articles

Big Think discussed Does a ketogenic diet make you a better athlete? outlining a study comparing the ketogenic diet with a regular diet on performance improvements.

Fitness & Power explained the principles of Eating For Size and using some examples of professional bodybuilders to underpin these principles.

Alan Thrall answered “How Many Calories Should I Consume?” with Jordan Feigenbaum from Barbell Medicine, very simple, no-nonsense and applicable advise. Check it out

Plyometric Training Articles

Stack outlined that different coaching cues lead to different outcomes in the article Study Reveals The Best Coaching Cue To Use For Drop Jumps find a short summary in the video

However, the results need to be taken with a grain of salt, as they essentially compare apples with oranges, hence they compare 2 different style of jumps, therefore the results are likely to be different, not because of the cue.

Check out my interview with Dr. Jeremy Sheppard, where we discuss different types of Drop Jumps, like the Bounce Drop Jump and Counter-Movement Drop Jump, as they are outlined by Dr. Maarten Bobbert from the University of Amsterdam.

Speed Training Articles

Stack listed 3 Keys for Developing a Fast First Step in Basketball simple skills to master, to improve your first step.

Olympic Lifting Articles 

Catalystathletics shared

The Bar Bend listed 4 Key Tips for College Weightlifters to Succeed and Grow the essentials of mastering the balancing act between studying and lifting, serious lifting.

Men’s Health explained how to Do a Power Clean Like a Pro With These Tips a simple outline of how to do a Power Clean.

BoxRox shared a guide to Clean & Jerk from Rehband, check out

Squat Articles 

All Things Gym shared Clarence Kennedy 302kg Pause Squat an impressive feat of strength, check it out

The Bar Bend listed 3 accessory exercises to improve you Squat in the article Use These 3 Squat Variations to Build Stronger Legs

Alan Thrall asked to Stop Squatting With Thoracic Flexion – Leah Lutz from Barbell Medicine, demonstrating a common technical flaw, especially for the Low Bar Back Squat and how to fix it, check it out

Deadlift Articles

Juggernaut Training Systems shared Deadlift Pillar #4 | From the Floor, all about initiating the lift off the ground, discussing foot pressure, lifting speed of the floor, shoulder and hip alignment and the correct head position. Check it out