We have searched the web for the most valuable and interesting articles of week #39 2016
Strength Training Articles
Bodybuilding.com showed 5 Movement Upgrades You Can Use Today whilst I am not fully convinced with regards to the selection of movements, I do like the fact to ‘upgrade’ a movement by adding complexity to it.
Broscience offered great advice Why You Need to Sleep for Muscle Growth & Optimal Testosterone Levels explaining how sleep influences the hormonal environment, which is not only important for building muscles, but also for developing strength and explosiveness.
Greatist showed an interesting infographic on how to hack common sleep problems in the article This Handy Graphic Has Instant Fixes for the Most Common Sleep Problems
Fitness and Power shared
- Optimum Rep Speed For Maximum Gains a no-nonsense approach to the speed of execution in repetitions and also putting the importance of the speed per repetition and total time under tension in perspective.
- Improve Your Physique and Athletic Performance by Letting Go of These 8 Terrible Training Myths discussing a few common misconceptions
EliteFTS shared their interesting thoughts on conjugate training and traps to avoid in the article Four Traps to Avoid When Starting Conjugate Training
Stack discussed Multi-Directional Strength: Why You Need It, How to Get It a good overview on the different movement planes and the right exercise selection for each plane.
Interestingly enough all these articles have in common a strong focus on basic and fundamental strength exercises.
Plyometric Training Articles
The Glute Guy Bret Contreras presenting October Research Preview: Vertical Jumping Edition describing interesting research findings on different training protocols on jumping performance.
Back Squat and Front Squat Articles
Power Clean, Power Snatch and Olympic Lifting Articles
Eric Cressey added How to Determine If An Athlete Should Olympic Lift to the discussion, a good overview of the thought process, whether Olympic lifting is appropriate for an athlete or client or not.
Breakingmuscle described How to Mentally Rehearse Your Weightlifting Competition interesting read on the importance of mentally rehearsing, not only for weightlifting by the way.
I attended a great symposium organized by the National Olympic Committee of the Netherlands and the Sportcentrum Papendal, featuring delegates from the English Institute of Sport, US Olympic Committee, Sports Institute of Northern Ireland, Sportscotland Institute of Sports, High-Performance Sports New Zealand, Japan Institute of Sport, Team China, and Red Bull
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