The most valuable and interesting articles in week #22 2018
Strength Training Articles
The Bar Bend shared
- 3 Tactical Methods Strength Athletes Can Use to Have More Fun Training simple, yet effective tips.
- Upper Body Dynamic Warm-Up – Training Benefits and Sample Routine the benefits of a warm-up routine, reasons why also the upper body needs a warm-up and sample exercises to include in an upper body warm-up.
Elite FTS released
- Rethinking Discipline: How I Stay ‘Motivated’ discussing the role of motivation and discipline, reminds me of the John Maxwell quote “Motivation gets you going, but discipline keeps you growing. That’s the Law of Consistency. It doesn’t matter how talented you are. It doesn’t matter how many opportunities you receive. If you want to grow, consistency is key.”
- a RANT: Stick with the Program if you can stick to the video despite, the constant swearing, the essence and message are quite good.
Stack discussed Should Athletes Train With Equipment Like Weight Belts, Lifting Straps and Knee Wraps? a good and nuanced discussion of how, when and why to add certain equipment to an athlete.
Starting Strength shared Investigating Barbell Training with Dr. Iwan Nantschev, a general practitioner from Germany discussed the benefits of strength training for his patients. Check it out
Simplifaster explained An Objective Biomechanics Model for Better Program Design a great in-depth article, I like the idea of exercise classification and using kinetics and kinematics to design training programs.
Jeff Nippard looked at 12 studies in order to execute The Most Effective Science-Based Leg Workout, discussing exercise selection, squat depth, the butt-wink, bi-lateral vs uni-lateral exercises and rep ranges. Check it out
Youth Strength Training Articles
Elite FTS outlined Strength Training for Youth Athletes — The Youth Physical Development Model in Early Sport Specialization how to apply strength training principles and align those principles with the characteristics of maturation.
Jeff Nippard asked How Does Alcohol Impact Fat Loss, Muscle & Testosterone? What The Science Says, looking at the science on the influence of alcohol on fat loss, muscle growth and does alcohol actually negatively affect your hormonal environment? Interesting answers, check it out
Speed Training Articles
Simplifaster shared an in-depth article how to analyse sprinting technique with The ALTIS Kinogram Method, what a kinogram is, how to develop your own kinogram and how to use it to analyze techniques, not only sprinting technique.
TVNZ published some rare footage of the All Blacks training in the video Watch: All Blacks front rowers squat about 200kg in a brutal gym workout, check it out
- a Tip: Explode, Then Squat how explosive jumping can help you squat heavier due to increased neural drive.
- a Tip: Bad Ankles, Bad Squat? the role of sufficient ankle mobility and flexibility for proper squatting mechanics. Ties in well with the article I have released this week An Ultimate Guide to Overhead Squat Flexibility
Alan Thrall explained how to Fix The Good Morning Squat – High Bar – Pivot Blocks, a very common problem in the Back Squat, and a good approach to fix this problem. Check it out
Juggernaut Training Systems shared Front Squat Pillar #3 | The Feet Set-up, what is the right distance between the feet, toes pointing out or parallel, foot pressure, and do you do the Front Squat for developing your legs or do you use the Front Squat to improve the recovery of your Clean. Check it out
Olympic Lifting Articles
- a few possibilities, why you can have difficulties stabilizing the bottom position of the Snatch and the possible solutions in the article Ask Greg: Stabilizing in the Bottom of the Snatch
- the pros and the cons of athletes transitioning into a career as a coach in the article Elite Athletes Becoming Weightlifting Coaches… Does It Work?
Juggernaut Training Systems outlined the important characteristics of Receiving the Bar in the Snatch and the Clean in order to maximize the weight you can lift. Check it out