The most valuable and interesting articles in week #7 2018
Strength Training Articles
Stack listed 2 Essential Factors Athletes Cannot Ignore About Workout Recovery outlining the importance of active and passive recovery, as well as the most important recovery modalities, that you simply have to adhere to – sleep and nutrition.
T-Nation Train shared
- Size, Then Strength: A 10-Week Program outlining a sequential approach to training, by having dedicated training periods for size and dedicated training periods for strength development.
- a Tip: Stop Maxing Out for No Damn Reason why maxing out too often might be counterproductive.
- a deep dive into Exercise Progression: How Much, How Fast, and Why It’s Important explaining, that without progression you won’t make any progress, as well as outlining different variations of exercise progressions.
- a look at The Top 10 Strength and Conditioning Books to Read in 2018, books to add to your reading list.
Tony Gentilcore explained
- the different set variations and what they can do for you, from Super Sets, Tri Sets, Cluster Sets and much more in the article What You Need To Know About Sets.
- Exercises You Should Be Doing: Anchored T-Spine Extension a small modification to the regular T-Spine mobility drill, that can make a big difference. Check it out
- their difficulties in the athlete-coach-parent relationship in the article The Coaching Difficulties of the New Generation
- why you should Set A Goal for Each Training Session outlining the importance of goal setting
Breaking Muscle presented
- a pilot study on high-intensity interval training and the results in the article Train Less To Gain More? High-Intensity Interval Training Explained
- How To Talk To A Fitness Newby, outlining how to draft a conversation with a newbie to get their buy-in.
- How Fast Should You Gain Mass? discussing reasonable rates of muscular gains during bulking periods.
Shredded by Science explained How To Sleep Better and Sleep Aid Supplements, which supplements are available, which are most effective, as well as the recommended dosages for the supplements. Check it out
The Fan Garage shared Badminton Fitness Training: Part 1 – Sport specific approach to strength training programs I think they a really good overview, how to design a training program for a specific sport by explaining their thought process and apply training principles.
Stronger By Science expanded on Concurrent Training for the Powerlifter, Part 2: Physiology & Application by explaining what happens on a cellular level, the use of different energy systems and activation of different muscle fiber types, as well as a practical application on how to structure your training. Useful information, not only for Powerlifters. Also, check out part 1, an intro to Concurrent Training.
Elite FTS explained how to Establishing Team Culture in the Spring — FUNdamentals how to combine fun with the necessary work in the pre-season.
Power Athlete HQ shared Lab To Leg Day: How To Be A Scientific Strength And Conditioning Coach discussing the art and science of coaching.
Barbell Shrugged shared Building Movement Capacity, an interesting talk about exploring a variety of movement patterns that can be added to your regular training routine and outline the rationale for the implementation of different movement patterns. Check it out
Vox explained How many calories Olympians eat what I really like about this article is the nuanced discussion on calorie consumption based on sport and discipline, as it sheds a more realistic light on the reality than past stories of Olympians and their insane amount of calorie intake.
Coach Nine outlined How much protein is best for bigger, stronger muscles? This study has the answer how much protein you need depending on your activity, body weight, where you can get your protein from, and do you need to supplement.
Shredded by Science discussed How To Use Whey Protein, What Is Casein Protein? and Amino Acid Supplements, understanding the main difference of the three is important for nutrient timing. Check it out
Plyometric Training Articles
Simplifaster reviewed a book Plyometric Anatomy and shared the results in the Plyometric Anatomy Book Review outlining the importance of Plyometrics and emphasizing the fact, that the book entails real-world practical application, rather than scientific concepts.
Olympic Lifting Articles
The Bar Bend outlined
- Dumbbell Clean & Press – Muscles Worked, Exercise Demo, and Benefits how to do this dumbbell variation, what it can do for you and the unique benefits.
- Kettlebell Clean & Press – Muscles Worked, Exercise Demo, and Benefits another popular variation, and the benefits this variation can offer, especially for added stability challenges and metabolic conditioning.
- Clean and Press – Muscles Worked, Exercise Demo, Benefits, and Variations, what the Clean & Press is and what it can do for you, as well as some cool old footage, when it was still a competition lift in Olympic Weightlifting.
- Barbell Clean and Press Alternatives listing some common alternatives, and what each alternative can do for you.
Stack shared A Beginner’s Guide to Coaching Olympic Lifts: Starting Strong outlining a teaching progression how to teach the Power Snatch.
Aleksey Torokhtiy shared Weightlifting seminar at a CrossFit gym in Montreal, some impressions from his weightlifting seminar. Check it out
Why do I share this?
Aleksey and I are hosting a Master Class Olympic Weightlifting, check it out, whether you want to join in person or join the live stream to enjoy the event.
Muscle & Fitness showed some footage of WWE star John Cena squatting big weights with very solid technique, worth checking out in the article Watch: John Cena Quietly Crushes Monster 240kg Squat On Legs Day
Juggernaut Training Systems released Deadlift Pillar #1 | Hip Hinge finding the right stance, distance from the bar in the start position, the hip hinge pattern and how to get into the correct start position for your body dimensions. Check it out