We have searched the web for the most valuable and interesting articles of week #19 2017
Strength Training Articles
Breaking Muscle shared
- The Teenager’s Guide To Building Muscle good and solid advice not only for teenagers.
- Risk Versus Benefit: Training Professional Athletes the different and special considerations of training professional athletes.
Broscience took a dive into goal setting and how to set goals with the SMART system in their article Get SMART With Your Goals I believe goal setting should be one of the first steps in the training process, as it determines the course of action. I have also outlined this process in the article
PictureFit discussed What are SUPERSETS and Are They Even WORTH DOING? starting off with a general explanation of what supersets are, but also outlining research demonstrating the advantages of supersets, check out the video
Freeletics listed 3 steps to develop a passion for your training in the article Use It Or Lose It – Developing Your Passion For Practice
EliteFTS discussed How to Utilize Max Effort Training for Athletes, the considerations for including max effort training and how to build up for max effort training, check out the video
The Strength Sensei explained a method to detect the strength deficit and actionable advice to use the data in your strength training program in the article Strength Deficit: Should You Train for Size or Strength?
The Bar Bend explained What’s the Difference Between Slow and Fast Twitch Muscle Fibers? a very good overview of the different characteristics of the muscle fiber types.
The Bar Bend compared Trap Bar Deadlift vs Squats vs Leg Press – Best Exercise for Strength? a good and nuanced discussion outlining the unique benefits of each individual exercise.
Complementary Training shared Physical Preparation for Team Sports: Weekly Plans [Part 6] putting all the pieces of the previous 5 articles together.
Juggernaut Training published Whats Your Question? #5, discussing Squat to Deadlift ratios, explosive movements for strength athletes, the use of EMOM (every minute on the minute) and more good stuff, check out the video
Youth Strength Training Articles
Plyometric Training Articles
Fusion Sport released another video on Plyometric Progression with Coach Wilmot looking at lateral plyometric progressions, check it out
Back Squat and Front Squat Articles
Check out Karen Hesthammer from Norway setting a new world record in the Back Squat, 185 kgs at 52 kg body weight
Elite FTS shared a squat tutorial to acquire the basic squatting movement pattern in the article WATCH: The Strength Coach Development Center — Squat Progressions also check out the instructional video, good stuff!
It looks like T-Nation had a Deadlift theme this week and shared some valuable articles
- 4 Reasons to Do the Touch-and-Go Deadlift outlining the benefits of the ‘touch & go’ variation compared to the regular Deadlift.
- a Tip: Squat Stance Deadlift with Eccentric Isometrics combining extra range with eccentric isometrics in the Deadlift, check out the video
- another Tip: Rack Deadlift With Bands using partial Deadlifts with bands to overload the top position of the Deadlift, check out the video
Also, check out how bands and chains work.
Highlight of the week
Congrats to one of my athletes, Dave van der Burg for placing himself right after the Olympic Champion Connor Fields in this weeks’ BMX Supercross World Cup round 3
and Twan van Gendt won the BMX Supercross World Cup round 4 one day later.