We have searched the web for the most valuable and interesting articles of week #37 2017

Strength Training Articles

Bonvec Strength explained how to get a bigger Bench Press in 2 parts

Men’s Fitness

Elite FTS shared

Breaking Muscle explained

Dr. John Rusin described How The Reverse Band Method Works a variation of Accommodating Resistance Training outlining the rationale for the Reverse Band Method, video demonstrations how to use it for the big lifts (Squat, Bench, and Deadlift) and advising on an appropriate loading pattern.

Stack shared The 7 Most Common Injuries in Sports and Training (and How to Avoid Them) simple and good outline.

Just Fly published Fly Performance Podcast Episode #42: Dr. Bryan Mann Bryan Mann is always good to listen to as he combines the unique experience of having been an athlete, became a coach and later became a researcher, so he is a practical guy. Just listen in

Train Heroic distinguished that Strength Coaches Build Athletes, Not Bodybuilders (Plus More Wisdom From A Strength Legend) a great explanation of the differences between training athletes to improve the performance in their sport vs training to improve appearance and performance in the gym.

Simplifaster published

T-Nation shared

Nutrition Articles

Bodybuilding.com showed Your 4-Step Nutritional Gainz Plan 4 simple rules to follow.

Shredded By Science discussed

  • Fat Intake | The Role of Fat In The Diet, the macro-nutrient of fat, why it’s important and what it does
  • Rigid vs Flexible Dieting, Clean and Dirty Foods, looking at the literature, what the difference between rigid vs flexible dieting on fat loss success

Picture Fit debated Cutting vs Bulking – Which One FIRST For Beginners? what should you do first and why?

Youth Strength Training Articles

The Columbus Telegram showed the application of a successful youth strength training program in the article Eller: Program shows youths how to train safely what I particularly like is the emphasis on developing technical mastery as the foundation.

Speed Training Articles

Stack listed 6 Types of Exercises That Will Help You Get Faster and the application of fundamental movements for speed development.

Plyometric Training Articles

T-Nation shared a Tip: Depth Jump Push-Up, Long Response an upper body plyometric drill that will help increase your Bench Press. Check out the video

Also, check out the article Why understanding the Mechanics Behind Plyometric Training will make you jump like Michael Jordan which explains how Plyometric Training can help your maximum strength efforts.

Men’s Health outlined Do This Before Your Next Set of Squats how to use a plyometric exercise before a strength exercise to prime your nervous system and achieve a higher firing frequency. Check out their explainer video

Back Squat and Front Squat Articles 

The Bar Bend published

The Barbell Physio outlined 5 Squat Variations To Fix Your Problem Areas different squat variations for different purposes.

T-Nation shared a Tip: A Better Bulgarian Split Squat arguing to adjust the bench height for a better Bulgarian Split Squat, check it out

Olympic Lifting Articles

Aleksey Torokhtiy published two of his awesome 60 second tutorials, check out

  • The technical execution of the Hang Snatch
  • The technical execution of the Clean

Deadlift Articles

T-Nation shared

  • a tip for the Single-Legged Romanian Deadlift, you might have seen the coach somewhere on this site earlier…

Starting Strength explained How to Rack Pull outlining the execution as well as the rational for the exercise choice and programming considerations. Check it out

Elite FTS outlined

  • on the same note as the previous post Are You Using Your Lats? The importance of the Lats in the big lifts (Squat, Bench, and Deadlift)
  • How to Perform the Hook Grip for the Deadlift, usually the Hook Grip is used for the Olympic Lifts, however, the Hook Grip also offers benefits for the Deadlift. Check out the tutorial