We have searched the web for the most valuable and interesting articles of week #8 2017
Strength Training Articles
Elite FTS explained
- how to Apply the 80/20 Principle to Powerlifting a great explanation of the Pareto Principle and how it applies to Powerlifting.
- 5 Cues That Can Screw Up Your Lifting a deeper look at cueing and the effectiveness of a cue based on the level of the athlete.
Healthy But Smart asked Do Foam Rollers Actually Work? A Review of the Evidence an in-depth overview of Foam Rolling and looking at the evidence supporting the most popular claims, worth reading.
JCD Fitness shared Muscle Hypertrophy Explained — The Art And Science Of Muscle Growth combining the art and science of muscle hypertrophy.
Breaking Muscle discussed Tabata Training And The Myth Of The 4-Minute Workout looking at the pros and cons of the Tabata Training method.
Firefighter Fitness outlined The Four Foundations of Tactical Fitness: Tactical Strength a great overview of how firefighters design their program to meet the demands of their job.
Power Training Articles
Men’s Fitness explained How to change the pace of your workouts for astronomical strength and power gains a good overview of some simple principles to apply for strength and power development.
Plyometric Training Articles
Tony Gentilcore discussed Box Jumps: You’re Not Jumping Aa High As You Think You Are. And, You’re Doing Them Wrong a really good article on the common problems with box jumps and the idea of box height equals jump height. Check out also
If you missed part 1, check out here
If you missed part 2, check out here
Back Squat, Front Squat, and Overhead Squat Articles
The Bar Bend explained The 1 1/4 Squat: How, When, and Why It Should Be in Your Training a great article on the benefits of this squat variation, we use this variation at times to increase time under tension, check out Niek Kimmann doing 1 1/4 Squat, actually I called 1.5 reps
Check out Twan van Gendt using the Handsfree Front Squat as a warm-up for his following Back Squat, you can see how the Handsfree Front Squat forces him to maintain proper squat mechanics
Men’s Health explained The Hidden Weakness That’s Holding Back Your Deadlift, which is the grip strength for most people and showing one possibility to strengthen your grip, check out the video
Power Clean, Power Snatch, and Olympic Lifting Articles
Catalyst Athletics explained How Do I Select Weights & Reps in a Weightlifting Program? a really detailed overview of different methods and considerations for choosing the set and rep scheme.
Oleksiy Torokhtiy shared a training impression of a Snatch, pretty impressive! Check it out
Highlight of the week
I prepared a presentation to explain the free strength training program you can download from this site. I am happy to see, that people like the presentation