We have searched the web for the most valuable and interesting articles of week #33 2017
Strength Training Articles
Fitness and Power outlined 3 Full Body Workouts For Fat Loss a selection of workout examples, suited for fat loss. Interestingly, it’s mainly based around heavy compound lifts. Also, check out the article how strength training helps weight loss.
Picture Fit answered Is Training to FAILURE Necessary? defining what failure is, who is suited training to failure and who not, which exercises are suited for training to failure and what does the research say about training to failure on gaining muscle mass and strength gains, check it out
- These 3 Exercises Are a Waste of Time showcasing exercises that can better be replaced, I would have a few more to add to the list…
- Rotation Training for Athletes & Lifters a really great outline, what rotational training is, how to introduce it and how to train it.
Breaking Muscle explained You Don’t Need Motivation, You Need Discipline explaining how motivation can dissipate, whilst if you have chosen to be disciplined, it will remain. Goes back to the quote of Jim Rohn ‘Motivation get you started, discipline keeps you growing.’
Elite FTS shared
- Avoid These Group Programming Mistakes a very good outline of common mistakes
- When to Rotate Supplemental and Accessory Exercises based on the training goal and training method chosen
- What I Learned from Benching with Dave Tate Powerlifter Ben Pollack outlining the lessons learned from Bench Press guru Dave Tate, check it out
- also, check out Dave’s Bench Press Guide
Simplifaster published an almost Ultimate Guide on Cluster Training: How to Navigate Through the New Science answering, what Cluster Training is, how to use it and how to plan and periodize it.
Shredded by Science discussed
- Low Vs High Reps | DUP | PERIODISATION With Mike Zourdos presenting a study comparing low repetitions and high repetitions and the respective outcomes, quite interesting! Check it out
- The Best Protein Intake | Managing Macros With Eric Helms how to effectively use protein, should protein prescribed on percentage of total energy intake or percentage of body weight, when a high protein is recommended and when not and how to cycle proteins, check it out
Dr. John Rusin shared The Lifter’s Guide To Training Through Shoulder Pain explaining the causes of shoulder pain and how to fix them.
Complementary Training explained how to use an undulating framework for the strength training program design in the article Undulating Mixed Strength Program including a detailed video explanation. Check it out.
Starting Strength explained The Three Most Effective Ways to Waste Time in the Gym (Audio Only) outlining their (Starting Strength) rationale for what is unnecessary to be done in the gym, worth listening to, check it out
Youth Strength Training Articles
In Weightlifting WE Trust shared a glimpse into the Chinese Weightlifting LTAD (Long Term Athlete Development) Model, focus on technical execution and mastery. Really interesting to see
Power Training Articles
Speed Training Articles
Back Squat and Front Squat Articles
The Bar Bend explained how Chains & Bands Are the Secret to Stronger Front Squats including an applied training plan and outline how to use bands and chains.
Olympic Lifting Articles
Catalystathletics explained Dynamic Starts in the Snatch & Clean: Why & When to Use Them explaining the differences between a static start and dynamic start and who should use it.
The Snatch Balance has gained a lot of popularity over the last years because it looks pretty cool. And in my opinion, it also displays quite a few athletic skills, as you need display a combination of speed, strength, and coordination to dominate the movement. The Bar Bend outlined the exercise Snatch Balance from a technical standpoint and benefits of the lift in the article Snatch Balance Exercise Guide: Technique & Benefits
Aleksey Torokhtiy published the technical execution of the Power Jerk, all you need to know in under 60 seconds, check it out
Starting Strength explained The Stiff-Legged Deadlift | On the Platform how they (Starting Strength) teaches and trains the Stiff-Legged Deadlift, check it out
Highlights of the Week
A year ago during the Olympic Games in Rio, a few of my athletes were celebrating their biggest successes
Elis Lightlee winning the Gold Medal at the Women’s Keirin event
Matthijs Büchli winning the Silver Medal at the Men’s Keirin event
Jelle van Gorkom winning the Silver Medal at the Men’s BMX event
But there are also the stories of the unsung heroes, Niek Kimman who crashed severely in the second of 3 quarter finals, not only picked up his bike and carried it over the finish line to secure a point, he also started in the third quarter final and a day later managed to qualify for the final. Check out the video (it’s in dutch, but you can pick up from the movie)