The most interesting and valuable articles of week #19 2020.
Strength Training Articles
Starting Strength discussed
- We Don’t Think About Muscle Groups, why not to think about muscle groups and what you should think of instead. Check it out
- how to Learn to Press, a step-by-step outline how to learn the Overhead Press. Check it out
Pinbike shared Video: Strength Training with Nino Schurter in Episode 4 of ‘Fitter, Faster, Stronger’ Olympic champion Nino Schurter giving an insight into his strength training. An interesting point he makes, that even endurance cyclists need strength training. Check it out
The Bar Bend shared
- To Use Reps to Failure Or Not for Beginners, New Study Explores the Topic, discussing the latest study on training to failure, who should train to failure, and who not.
- 4 Unilateral Exercises You Should Do No Matter What Your Sport Is, the benefits of unilateral exercises, and some exercise examples.
Gadgets and Wearables discussed Tracking heart rate variability with wearables, why it’s important, what wearables are, how to use them and analyze the data, and some of the most popular products on the market.
Squat University released Quick Tips for Low Back Tweaks, an approach to release tension in the lower back, including do’s and dont’s. Check it out
Renaissance Periodization discussed the importance of having a plan for your training in the video The Training Process Episode 1: The Plan. Check it out
Robertson Training Training outlined how to make effective use of the current time. Check it out
Elite FTS outlined How to Adapt Your Training and Plyometrics During the Apocalypse, how to adjust training and a deep dive into training planning and modulating training variables.
The Barbell Physio explained how to Improve The Toe-To-Bar Technique by discussing the mechanics. Check it out
The Athletic Build listed 5 Keys to Metabolic Conditioning in 2020, not only applicable for 2020.
Juggernaut Training Systems asked How Often Should You Train? How to distribute training volume throughout a week and over a cycle based on the training goal and individualized volume guidelines. Check it out
Stronger By Science released an Interview: Behavior Change and Eating Habits with Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon, changing eating behaviors, common mistakes of dieters and nutritionists, and people’s relationship with food. Listen in
The Bar Bend outlined 25x World Record Holder Stefi Cohen’s Nutrition Strategies, macro-nutrient distribution, the meals she eats throughout the day, supplements, how to time the training and nutrition, and her nutritional advice to her clients. Check it out
Olympic Lifting Articles
Juggernaut Training Systems listed 5 Tips for a Better Clean, outlining the key points of each technical phase.
Zack Telander discussed Westside for Weightlifting? Physique? Training Volume? A kind of Q & A on the topics Westside Method for Olympic Weightlifting, planning reloading weeks and training volume, and how to get into the full squat position. Check it out
The Bar Bend released Ilya Ilyin Is Retiring; Considers Future Career Options, one of the best weightlifters of recent years retires.
Catalystathletics asked Do The Feet Need To Move Out in The Snatch & Clean? Outlining the difference between the pulling stance and squatting stance who should move the feet out and who not. Check it out
Men’s Health explained everything there is to know about the Goblet Squat in the article Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About the Goblet Squat, what it is, technical execution, common mistakes and how to fix it.
T-Nation shared a Tip: Save Your Knees With Target Squats, I have seen that squat variation before, however, this is an interesting application for reducing the intensity during the bottom position. Check it out
The Bar Bend shared Deficit Deadlifts | How-To, Muscles Worked, and Who Should Use Them, what deficit Deadlifts are, the technical execution, benefits, and who should use them and who shouldn’t. Also, check out the additional explainer video