Article recommendations week #1 2020

The most interesting and valuable articles of week #1 2020.

Strength Training Articles

Breaking Muscle listed 7 Fitness Hacks For 2020, if you get these things right, more than half the battle is won.

Jeff Nippard discussed the effectiveness of a 5x Per Week Full Body: Why High Frequency Training Is So Effective, looking at the science behind high-frequency training, how to distribute the training intensity, and an example plan.

Fitness Volt explained

Box Rox outlined Common Imbalances That Could Be Causing Your Lower Back Pain, and how to fix them.

The Bar Bend shared

T-Nation shared Lift Like This, Not Like That, advice and cues for better chest development, deltoid development, and glute development.

Complementary Training discussed Review and Retrospective – Part 3, a bit of a philosophical approach to managing and prescribing training loads. Also check out part 1 and part 2.

Stack explained

Calisthenicmovement listed 5 Things Every Calisthenics Beginner Should Know! The importance of realistic expectations, how to progress and regress exercises, and appropriate planning. Check it out

Elite FTS shared

Nutrition Articles

Fitness & Power listed 7 Simple Things You Can Do to Make Fat Loss Easier, simple and straight-forward advice.

The Bar Bend discussed

  • 7 Ways Athletes Can Slash Their Grocery Bills in 2020, how to buy more cost-efficiently.
  • The Truth About Changing Your Metabolism with Dr. Mike T. Nelson, the role of the metabolisms, its’ ‘changeables’ and ‘non-changeables’, and the application for athletes. Listen in explained Why You Should Be Fasting, outlining a few pros of fasting. Check it out

Elite FTS discussed the role of Caffeine for Strength Athletes, the pros and cons of caffeine, how it can help strength athletes, and how to use the suppplement.

Olympic Lifting Articles

Shrugged Collective released Triple Extension – Fixing Your Second Pull – Snatch Technique 3 Pulls + Snatch, an exercise combination for a better triple extension during the Snatch. Check it out

Squat Articles

Fitness Volt asked How Deep Should You Squat? A detailled piece on the variables that go into deciding the right squat depth for you.

Squat University explained How to Get Your First Pistol Squat a Step-by-Step Progression, including the necessary mobility pre-requisites for a Pistol Squat. Check it out

T-Nation shared

The Bar Bend compared Hip Thrust Vs Back Squat | How to Use Each for Your Goals, looking at the science comparing the two exercises, the muscular activation and when to use which variation. Check it out