The most valuable and interesting articles in week #26 2018
Strength Training Articles
If you only had 6 exercises, what would you do? Fitness & Power answered this question in the article Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ‘Golden Six’ routine for building strength and size a full-body training program based around fundamental movements.
Jeff Nippard discussed
- spot reduction, looking at the question ‘Can you reduce body fat at specific areas of your body?’ by looking at the physiology of body fat loss and the different studies investigating specifically at the phenomenon of spot reduction. Check it out
- Training Volume and Frequency, an outline of basic training principles and how these principles apply to your training. Check it out
- how they understand intensity in the world of bodybuilding, and how you can increase the training intensity in the article Intensity: The Most Misunderstood Concept in Building Muscle this article has to be taken with a grain of salt, as the main mechanisms for muscular hypertrophy is time under tension, the height of the mechanical tension and the muscle damage induced.
- how to do a full body training correctly in their podcast episode with Charles Staley, I do like the no-nonsense and common-sense approach from Charles Staley. Listen in
YLM Sports Science published an infographic about Psychological Skills For Sports Performance: Courage, Consciousness, Long-term Goals & Resilience.
Shrugged Collective outlined the benefits of Ice Bath Science with Dr Andy Galpin, how much how often, when, when, why, etc. Check it out
Elite FTS outlined
- 3 Non-Traditional Movements to Overcome Weakness in the Overhead Press an interesting outline and explanation how you can Overhead Press more load.
- The Three Best Recovery Tools, what the best recovery tools and why and how to use them. Check it out
- Romanian Deadlift (RDL) Tips for Athletes, a short outline of the technical key points of the RDL. Check it out
Breaking Muscle explained
- that you should Take Time To Understand The Why, an interesting article about self-esteem, self-awareness and self-actualization and how they influence each other.
- The Only 2 Movement Skills You Need To Train this article goes beyond just listing 2 movement skills and outlines the teaching approach, as well as the rationale.
Juggernaut Training Systems shared a Hypertrophy Guide for the Biceps, the appropriate volume (reps and sets), intensity, training frequency, the best exercises for your biceps, training variations and periodization ideas. Check it out
- compared US vs. UK Youth Development: How to Train Successful Endurance Athletes an interesting outline of the different approaches of the two different countries for the development of cross-country runners, their approach to speed training and endurance training, as well as how to develop these different physical qualities.
- listed 10 Sports Scientists Strength Coaches Need to Know 10 sports scientist and their field of expertise.
Youth Strength Training Articles
Picture Fit discussed
- another supplement Citrulline Malate Explained – Is It Worth Your Money? when it makes sense to use Citrulline Malate and when you better save your budget. Check it out
- Is Dairy Bad For You? – The Truth About Milk, looking at the different milk products, the different health benefits, but also health risks and do the benefits outweigh the risks? Check
Tony Gentilcore asked Are You Engaging The Right Muscles When You Squat? an interesting outline, am not sure whether I agree with everything, however, it’s an interesting read and thought-provoking points.
Olympic Lifting Articles
Catalystathletics explained How To Quit Hitting Your Pubic Bone When You Snatch a very common problem and how to solve it. Also check out the video explanation
Juggernaut Training Systems shared
- another Strength History Minute | Vasily Alekseyev, arguably the greatest Olympic Weightlifter of all times, but you need to argue against setting 80 world records in 5 years. Check it out
- Snatch Pillar #5 | The Catch, outlining the correct wrist position, shoulder rotation and the rhythm of arm lockout and feet contacting with the ground. Check it out
Zack Telander explained the concept of Supercompensation and Basic Programming for Weightlifting, what supercompensation is, how to apply it to Olympic Weightlifting and the manipulation of training volumes to elicit the supercompensation. Check it out
T-Nation shared a Tip: Deadlift Setup: Take the Slack Out a common flaw you see athletes jerking the bar of the ground and how to solve it by taking the slack out of the bar in the start position. Check out how to take out the slack