The most interesting and valuable articles of week #14 2020.
Strength Training Articles
The Athletic Build listed 5 Underrated Exercises That Build Muscle, outlining the different exercises and explaining why they have muscle building potential.
Fitness & Power discussed
- 7 reasons why you don’t gain muscle mass in the article You Lift But You Can’t Gain Muscle ? These Could Be The Reasons Why.
- Strength Training Vs Hypertrophy Training: A Comparative Review, what the difference is and how to train for each desired adaptation.
The Bar Bend outlined
- how to intensify training in the article Tired of Air Squats, Burpees, and Lunges on Repeat?
- 5 Mass Building Barbell Back Exercises That Are Not the Deadlift, different pulling variations for a massive back.
- Better Stretching and Mobility with Joe Yoon: from the popular Joe Theraphy channel. Check it out
- 16 Hanging Core Exercises Every Athlete Should Do, different variations of hanging leg raises or hanging knee raises.
- What Is ‘Active Recovery’? Discussing the concept of active recovery and active recovery modalities.
The Instagram Olympic has been busy resharing how athletes stay in shape during quarantine, Men’s Health has collected some of the most interesting ones in the article Olympic Athletes Are Still Training for Tokyo 2021 While in Quarantine.
Shredded Sports Science outlined The Dangerous World of Weight Cutting, why athletes weight cut, the strategies they use, and the potential dangers to excessive weight cutting. Check it out
T-Nation shared a Tip: Bench Dips Are Bad News, they aren’t necessarily bad, however, the way most people execute them is probably bad.
Stronger By Science discussed Heart Rate Variability, Antagonist Stretching, and Chrononutrition, meal timing, stretching do’s and don’ts when training for strength and power, and the use of HRV (heart rate variability to get a grip on recovery. Listen in
Fitness Volt outlined The 5 Best Unilateral Leg Exercises, a combination of hinging and squatting movements.
Renaissance Periodization discussed Athlete Testing and Monitoring, what testing and monitoring is, data collection and management, protocols and some examples from the field. Check it out
Bodybuilding.com listed 6 Incredible Clean Carbs Sources That Build Muscle and Improve Performance, the difference between simple and complex carbs, and good complex carb sources.
The Institute of Performance Nutrition outlines the use of Beta Alanine and Exercise Performance: A Science to Practice Overview, what it is, what the science says, and the practical application. Check it out
Power Training Articles
The Bar Bend listed 3 Supersets to Help You Maintain Power Without a Gym, what Power is, how to train it, and exercise combinations to effectively train Power.
Olympic Lifting Articles
Breaking Muscle explained the importance of footwork in the Olympic lifts on the example of the Split Jerk in the article The Importance Of The Jerk Balance For Footwork.
The Bar Bend discussed the Olympic Postponement and Training with Weightlifter Fernando Reis, how the postponement affects an Olympic athlete, how to continue training during this time, and how to use this time as an opportunity to work on things that you normally do.. Check it out
Aleksey Torokhtiy demonstrated Workout at Home #7 demonstrating different bodyweight complexes.Check it out
Catalystathletics explained how to Fix Uneven Feet in the Snatch or Clean with mobility drills, strengthening exercises, and Olympic Lift derivatives. Check it out
Starting Strength released Power Clean Series Part 3 – Racking the Bar, the right grip with for the rack position and the arm and wrist position. Check it out
Box Rox listed The Amazing Benefits of Front Squats for All Athletes, technical development, muscular activation and strength & power development.
Shape.com released The Complete Guide to Deadlifts, a good and straight-forward resource and different Deadlift variations.