The most valuable and interesting articles in week #39 2018
Strength Training Articles
Elite FTS outlined
- The Dynamic Effort Method with Beginners answering questions on how to implement dynamic work, if you don’t have a max, and whether it makes sense to focus your attention on speed work as a beginner.
- The Misunderstanding of Sport-Specific Training, outlining what sport-specific training is and explaining the concept of dynamic correspondence. I myself have elaborated on the topic and made a video about dynamic correspondence, check it out
Jeff Nippard discussed How To Use The Mind-Muscle Connection for Growth (What The Science Says), what the mind-muscle connection is, an overview of the available literature, which suggests, that the mind-muscle connection does not exist, however, the latest studies suggest that there is a mind-muscle connection for some muscle groups, but not for all muscle groups. Check it out
- discussed Kettlebell Bent Press – Overhead Strength, the correct form, the mobility issues people experience in the KB Bent Press, possible regressions and progressions. Check it out
Also, check out the tutorial on Kettlebell Windmills to see the subtle differences between KB Bent Press and KB Windmill.
- shared an interview with Doug Larson, if you have watched any of the Barbell Shrugged videos, you must have seen Doug Larson and his energetic way of instructing. This interview gives an insight into how he got into strength & conditioning and Crossfit. Check it out
- how The Paradox of a Hammer—Cracking Motor Pathways to Hard & Soft Skills helps to understand how to learn a skill, and breaks it down further into hard skills and soft skills.
- Horizontal Jumps: The Technical Model, an outline of principles for training and coaching horizontal jumping in track and field.
Breaking Muscle listed The Benefits Of Intuitive Lifting what intuitive lifting is when you can apply intuitive lifting. I do like the idea of the article, however, I have to mention, that just because you don’t feel great, it doesn’t mean you can’t have a great training. I have seen numerous occasions, where people dragged themselves into training, believing they wouldn’t be able to train, and ended up setting new PB’s.
Juggernaut Training System shared The JuggLife | 2x Olympian and Stanford Track Coach Amin Nikfar an interview with the head throws coach from the Stanford University, discussing strength training for the shot put, the inclusion of the Olympic Lifts and the transfer to training. And an interesting anecdote about Hossein Rezazadeh’s remuneration for the Olympic gold medal. Check it out
Bach Performance outlined an interesting approach to dieting, where you diet 14 days followed by a maintenance period in the article The Matador Diet Study: How To Lose Fat Dieting Two Weeks At Time.
The Bar Bend discussed The Pros and Cons of Meal Replacement Shakes, as the title suggests, it outlines the pros and cons, but also provides a guideline, what to look for in a meal replacement product.
Elite FTS shared Breaking Dr John Rusin, Dave Tate taking a technique check on the Back Squat and Box Squat and taking you to his form check process for the different squat variations. Check it out
Olympic Lifting Articles
- The Benefit of Bad Training how to use the lessons learned from bad training and move on.
- Do You Release The Hook Grip In The Snatch? an interesting outline, when and who should release the hook grip, who not, and how to do it. Check out the additional explainer video
Olympic Champion 2016 Lasha Talakhadze lifted a new world record in the Clean & Jerk with 264 kg, check it out
Aleksey Torokhtiy discussed
- Why Weightlifting Shoes? an interesting article on how the evolution of weightlifting technique, as well as individual weightlifting styles, influence the design of the footwear.
- How to Set Up for the Snatch, an outline of how to position your body in the snatch start position and the relation between body height and knee position during the set-up. Check it out
Zack Telander outlined the importance of controlling your emotions in order to allow yourself to progress. A bit of a philosophical outline, however, in my opinion, it carries a lot of truth. Check it out