We have searched the web for the most valuable and interesting articles of week #16 2017
Strength Training Articles
Breaking Muscle shared
- Resistance Training Is Amazing For Your Heart outlining the benefits of resistance training on cardiac health.
- Your Lats, Your Lifts, And The Coiling Core outlining the importance of the Lats (latissimus dorsi muscle) for different lifts and interplay with other muscle groups.
- an interesting piece on How Often Should You Eat? discussing the effects of low meal frequency vs high meal frequency.
- a good article on Things You Can Actually Learn from Crossfit Crossfit is often criticised, but considering the Crossfit success, they must be doing a few things right.
Tony Gentilcore explained his 5 Biggest Learning Curves In My First Year As A Coach offering great points not only for coaches starting out.
Men’s Health shared Tim Ferris’ My 5-Minute Strength Secret whilst I am unsure whether this secret is truly a secret or will help everyone to improve, I like how simple they outlined the importance of strength and explain, that strength is a skill.
The Elite Performance Institute discussed
- Lactic Acid: Friend or Foe? for a better understanding of the role of lactic acid in performance.
- Anaerobic Threshold: Myths & Misconceptions the use of the lactate threshold for testing and training.
Rugby Renegade shared a great piece on Rugby Fitness Training: The Ultimate Guide To Get Fitter For Rugby worth reading and sharing!
Stack outlined How Performing More Sets With Less Rest Builds Size, Strength and Power the use of cluster sets for strength development, power development and gaining muscle mass. We use Cluster sets frequently.
Elite FTS explained the use of Unilateral Movements to Help Heal Nagging Injuries a great common sense approach to program unilateral movements into your strength training program.
Complementary Training shared Physical Preparation for Team Sports: Weekly Plans [Part 4] I definitely like the thought process behind it, also check out part 1, part 2 and part 3.
Juggernaut Training Systems answered Whats Your Question? #2, good questions and even better answers. Check it out
Power Training Articles
Breaking Muscle explained the importance of ballistic strength to improve sports performance in the article Ballistic Strength: Adding Velocity To Muscle. To read up more on ballistic training, check out
Speed Training Articles
Stack explained Why This Common Speed Tip May Actually be Slowing You Down what I particularly like about this article, is how they narrow down, that the technical execution of the drill will make or break you.
Plyometric Training Articles
Stack outlined 3 Workout Techniques That Will Make You An Explosive Athlete the use of plyometrics and power training to become more explosive, also check out
Muscle & Strength outlined How to Pick the Perfect Deadlift Variation for Your Body Type a good overview of how body dimensions influence the Deadlift technique and Deadlift style.
Back Squat, Front Squat, and Overhead Squat Articles
The Barbell Physio explained Individualization Of Squat Technique – Sports Demands different squatting styles of Powerlifters, Olympic Weightlifters and strength athletes.
Dr. John Rusin asked Have You Earned The Right To Squat With The Barbell? the use of the Goblet Squat to learn the Squat technique, as well as identifying weak links in the squatting movement.
Power Clean, Power Snatch, and Olympic Lifting Articles
Catalystathletics explained When & How to Think for Weightlifting Technique Correction when and how to use corrective cues to improve Olympic lifting performance.
Stack outlined 4 Exercises That Improve Power Clean Strength and Technique and how to logically include them into your strength training program.
Highlight of the week
My India Trip has to come to an end. I had a great time, meeting old friends and meeting new great and wonderful people, thanks for everything