We have searched the web for the most valuable and interesting articles of week #44 2017
Strength Training Articles
Picture Fit discussed 5 Fitness Mistakes You Should Avoid, very simple to follow advice, I can fully align with these points, definitely check it out
- why Lifting 3 Days a Week Is Best by outlining the benefits, as well as providing example strength training programs.
- a Tip: Real Experts vs. Self-Proclaimed Experts providing help, how you can find a good coach.
- a Tip: The Forgotten Importance of Maintenance Phases why maintenance phases should be an integral part of your training program if you want to progress.
Bodybuilding.com listed 4 Reasons You Should Be Doing Whole Body Training the benefits on muscle mass development, strength development and how the whole body strength training affects weight loss, by presenting studies to support the claims, check it out
Breaking Muscle explained
- how to do Conditioning For Strength Sports: Optimizing Both Strength & Conditioning a literally balancing act.
- how to do your first Pull-Up as a beginner, and which progressions you need to master in the article Beginner Pull-Up Series: Negatives And Increasing The Loading
For those who are interested in the science aspect of training, monitoring and interpretation of data Science For Sport explained Smallest Worthwhile Change to the best of my knowledge popularized by Will Hopkins (Victoria University), a good outline what the SWC (Smallest Worthwhile Change), how it applies and how to use it.
Alan Thrall discussed how to use and the spectrum of specificity, how to select exercises, based on your training goal and categorizing exercises, check it out (if you are mainly interested in content, watch from minute 03:00 if you want entertainment and share Alan’s sense of humor, watch the entire video)
Starting Strength explained the correct way to do The Barbell Curl whether you need to be as dogmatic about the appropriate rep range, I am unsure, however, the idea of performing the exercise based on the muscle function of the target muscle makes a lot of sense. Check it out
Train Heroic explained that The Basics Will Never Fail You: Dan John Talks The Future of Fitness discussing health, nutrition, and performance.
Jason Blaha Fitness discussed Advanced Training: Tracking Weight On The Bar When You Change Form Or Variation Of An Exercise, a really good explanation, why it is necessary to standardize movements and strength exercises. Check it out
Elite FTS asked Should You Train Assistance Movements To Failure, discussing different exercise categories and which of those can be trained to failure and which not. Check it out
Simplifaster shared The Art of Falling: How to Build Athletic Patterns from the Ground Up the importance of getting some ground-work done.
Juggernaut Training Systems discussed My Experience With Sheiko a very interesting field report on their experiences with the so-called ‘Sheiko routine’. Interesting to hear the principles of focusing on perfect technique and technical mastery of the lifts, accumulating volume to develop strength and very little exercise variation, check it out
Youth Strength Training Articles
Picture Fit discussed Does Creatine Cause Hair Loss? Why and how Creatine might to lead to hair loss. Discussing if you are prone to this negative side effect and what you can do to avoid Creatine induced hair loss, check it out
Shredded by Science explained Reverse Dieting and How To Reverse Diet Properly a field report of an athlete doing reverse diet after a competition, check it out
Plyometric Training Articles
Simplifaster explained How to Gain 5 Inches of Vertical Jump in 3 Weeks by teaching or re-teaching proper jumping mechanics and select the appropriate plyometric exercises. Also, check out my interview with Dr. Jeremy Sheppard discussing How to Increase your Vertical Jump.
Back Squat and Front Squat Articles
Olympic Lifting Articles
- a Tip: Activation Drills for Olympic Lifting outlining 3 movements to activate different areas necessary for successful Snatch or Power Snatch, check out the video
- a Tip: Movement Prep for Olympic Lifting 3 movement progressions for the Power Snatch, check them out
Catalyst Athletics discussed the footwork during the Split Jerk in the Ask Greg: Driving Forward in the Split Jerk article and explained Don’t Choke The Bar To Death considerations for the grip, when you hold the bar over your head, at the end of a Power Snatch or Overhead Squat.
Elite FTS described Training Triple Extension — Olympic Lifting Variations and Substitutions the benefits of the Olympic Lifts for sports and useful alternatives to the Olympic Lifts.
The Bar Bend compared Deficit Deadlifts vs Rack Pulls, what are the differences, what are the benefits of each of the two strength exercises. and outlined the Deficit Sumo Deadlift – Muscles Worked, Exercise Demo, and Benefits another great guide from the Bar Bend-ers, covering movement execution, muscular activation and programming considerations.
The Bar Bend shared Is Dmitry Nasonov’s 440kg Deadlift at 82kg a New World Record? an insane 400 kg Deadlift, check it out
Starting Strength discussed why you should do The Deadlift: 3 Reasons, a simple and straightforward explanation what the Deadlift does and why you should do the Deadlift, check it out
Highlights of the Week
Great to see my athletes making a successful start of the season, winning the team sprint in the Team Sprint event during the first Track Cycling World Cup of the season, congrats Harrie Lavreysen, Jeffery Hoogland, Nils van’t Hoenderdal and Sam Ligtlee
Congrats to Matthijs Büchli to take home the win in the Keirin event.