The most valuable and interesting articles in week #15 2018
Strength Training Articles
The Bar Bend shared
- Rep Ranges for Strength, Hypertrophy, and Cutting outlining the different rep ranges for different training goals, as well as providing guidelines for the appropriate number of sets and training intensities.
- Should You Keep a Training Journal? Their Pros and Cons considerations for keeping a training log, but also some lesser known cons of a training log.
- Russian Twists (Muscles used, with Medicine Ball, and Partner Variations) what they are, what they do and how to use them.
Breaking Muscle explained
- why training volume matters for muscular hypertrophy, and how to effectively manage training volume to maximize muscular gains in the article Re-Thinking Orthodox Set And Rep Structures To Optimise Hypertrophy
- the importance of posture and why it’s worth time and effort to fix posture if needed to maximize your training results in the article The Athlete’s Toolbox: Build Your Base With Postural Mechanics
Starting Strength explained Training and The Novice Effect what the novice effect is, why it works and why monitoring and quantifying training and overload is imperative. Check it out
Elite FTS outlined
- Deloads & Fatigue Management how to effectively deload after a meet, different techniques to deload more sensitive body parts, like the back and exercise selection during a deload, check it out
- considerations for maintaining what you have built off-season during the in-season in the article In-Season Training Considerations to Uphold Off-Season Progress a phenomenon every coach can relate to in one way or the other.
- Self-Efficacy: The Science of Getting Shit Done self-efficacy refers to the ability to achieve and master a certain task. This article outlines the 4 main variables to self-efficacy or developing self-efficacy. Check the short explainer video on self-efficacy
Juggernaut Training Systems shared The JuggLife | Zach Even Esh, to some known as the Underground Strength Coach. Check it out
Complementary Training outlined a model to understand the force-velocity curve and factors influencing the force-velocity curve in the article Understanding Force-Velocity Curve Using Simple Mechanical Model
Shrugged Collective shared Barbell Shrugged — Learning to Appreciate Your Body w/ Jen Esquer outlining the importance of dominating mobility for optimal movement through screening and self-analysis. Check it out
Youth Strength Training Articles
Elite FTS followed up on the last week’s posts and explained Know the Trapdoors of Your Youth Training Program, outlining training priorities, number of strength movements, exercise selection, simple monitoring strategies and the importance of a coaching philosophy. Check it out
Jeff Nippard discussed Fresh vs Frozen Fruits and Vegetables | Which Are More Nutritious? presenting some interesting data, and concluding that the answer much more depends on various factors, just rather than one is better than the other. Check it out
Plyometric Training Articles
Train Heroic listed 6 important considerations for coaches to implement Plyometrics into their training program in the article A Strength Coach’s Guide to Programming Plyometrics
Stack outlined 4 Advanced Jump Exercises Used By Explosive Athletes a selection of advanced plyo drills.
Olympic Lifting Articles
Catalystathletics explained why you need to invest time into learning the Olympic Lifts early to reap the benefits later in the article Investing Time for Progress: Routine, Detail & Patience in the Olympic Lifts
Elite Track outlined the importance of Overhead movements for track and field throwing athletes in the article Overhead press, push press and push jerk. General considerations and practical applications in the training of elite level throwers
The Bar Bend outlined a corrective exercise for the Jerk to train the catch and receiving position, the Tall Jerk – Technique Video, Variations, and Benefits
What is a Tall Jerk? Check out the video from Catalystathletics
Press in Snatch (Sots Press) Mobility Progression a great outline how to get to the Sots Press, as well as outlining indications where you you need to focus on individually. Check it out
Juggernaut Training Systems explained the Scientific Principles of Weightlifting | Variation outlining why variation is important and when to vary, and most importantly, which variables you can vary, which is important because most often variation is often associated with varying exercises. Check it out
Juggernaut Training Systems shared Sumo Pillar #2 | The Set-Up discussing the usual flaws in the positioning of the set-up, the grip width and typical errors in the grip width choice, the over-under grip, the hook grip and the initiation of the pull. Check it out