We have searched the web for the most valuable and interesting articles of week #43 2017
Strength Training Articles
Picture Fit discussed what the scientific literature says about the highly debated topic Light Weights Vs Heavy Weights and if you are able to build muscle mass and strength with Light Weights and/or Heavy Weights, check it out
- The 8 Rules of Maximal Strength very simple, clear and straightforward, I like it!
- Tip: Unilateral vs. Bilateral Training a good nuanced discussion about the benefits of Unilateral Training and Bilateral Training.
- Tip: The Right Way to Dumbbell Bench Press discussing whether you should rotate the dumbbells internally or externally based on the function of the muscle. Check out the tutorial
Elite FTS outlined
- the qualities and character traits a performance director are looking for in hiring a strength coach in the article So You Want to Be a Strength Coach?
- The 3 Best Conditioning Tools for Powerlifting, check it out
Bodybuilding.com shared 3 Quick Tips To Increase Bench Press Strength from an experienced Bench Presser, check it out
- How Age Affects Workout Recovery a good overview of the different recovery demands of older athletes.
- 5 Simple, Scientifically Proven Ways To Get Better Workouts I would believe some of these points are debatable, however, an interesting read.
The Bar Bend
- outlined Brad Schoenfeld’s 3 Evidence-Based Guidelines of Hypertrophy Training a really interesting read, that challenges conventional bro-wisdom in a few paragraphs.
- explained why you should Unplug from Technology in the Gym for Bigger Lifts
- listed exercises for an appropriate Pistol Squat Progression For Beginners – 7 Exercises as well as discussing Are Pistol Squats Bad for Your Knees? what to do and what not to do, to make Pistol Squats safe. Check out one of my guys, BMX rider Niek Kimmann performing a variation of the Pistol Squat
The Athletic Build listed 11 Ways to Use Progressive Overload for Muscle and Strength a good outline what Progressive Overload is, why you need it and how you can apply it. In my opinion, it is worth mentioning, that not all 11 ways are created equal, some are more effective than others.
Catalystathletics published The Boring Part of Weightlifting: Recovery & Restoration outlining the importance of recovery (not only for Weightlifting) and the importance of sleep, nutrition and stress management on recovery.
Simplifaster gave a detailed outline of How to Use Video Analysis to Improve Sports Performance a detailed outline of video analysis, how to use it, record and manage data, as well as reporting.
The Fitness Crest explained How To Use A Deload Week To Prevent Overtraining [Workout Plan] discussing why to deload, different types of a delaod, how often to deload and how to align your nutritional strategies to a deload.
The Barbell Physio listed 5 Unconventional Exercises To Strengthen Your Pull-Ups giving the rationale of the exercise choice as well as the proper execution.
Breaking Muscle outlined
- different split variations for your strength training program in the article The Ultimate Guide To Muscle Group Split Training
- Endurance Athletes: Welcome To Strong Season the importance of building strength for endurance athletes and that now is the best time to start with the strength building process.
Juggernaut Training Systems published an interview with Mike Tuscherer in The JuggLife | Mike Tuchscherer discussing Mike Tuscherer journey as an athlete and coach, RPE based training and velocity-based training. Check it out
Bodybuilding.com shared The Number-One Rule For Better Weight Loss the importance of sleep and why it’s often overlooked. And I thought I have simplified the strength training and weight loss topic by breaking it down to 3 variables…
Speed Training Articles
Elite FTS explained the Biggest Mistake Coaches Make Teaching the 40-Yard Dash, how to coach the 40-yard dash, how the shin angle affects the start position, as well as special considerations for ‘reactive’ vs less ‘reactive’ athletes, check it out
Back Squat and Front Squat Articles
Juggernaut Training Systems shared the 5th part of Pillars of Squat Technique – Head and Upper Back Position I like the approach of looking at consistencies that are applicable for different lifters, check out the tutorial,
Olympic Lifting Articles
All Things Gym shared some very impressive lifts from Iranian Weightlifters in the article Big Lifts in Iran: 210kg Snatch Alihosseini, 190kg Snatch Moradi, 253kg Clean & jerk Salimi
The Bar Bend outlined 5 Benefits of Deficit Deadlifts for greater strength development and muscular activation and compared the Deficit Deadlifts vs Regular Deadlift describing the benefits of each of the two Deadlift variations.
Bodybuilding.com shared Beginner’s Guide to Deadlifts including Q & A, a bit of a longer tutorial, however a few good tips in there. Check out the video tutorial