Article recommendations week #20 2021

The most interesting and valuable articles of week #20 2021.

Strength Training Articles

Fitness Volt discussed Full-Body Vs. Split Workouts: How to Choose, differences between a full-body and a split routine, the pros and cons of both, and how to chose the right one for you.

Life Hacker discussed the ideal workout length in the article How Long Is the Ideal Workout.

Power Athlete HQ asked What’s the role of a Coach? What the role of the coach is and what you should expect from your coach. Check it out

Elite FTS described

Barbell Shrugged explained How to Do Perfect Lateral Raises, a simple exercise, yet so many people struggle with the correct execution. Check it out

Calisthenicmovement demonstrated 5 Exercises Youre Doing Wrong All The Time! And how to do them correctly. Check it out

Juggernaut Training Systems discussed How Should You Train Coming Off A Layoff, the most important consideration in 1 minute explained. Check it out listed

The PTDC outlined How to Deal with Perfectionism, an 8-step approach to deal with perfectionism.

Renaissance Periodization shared

  • Training Strategies To Prevent Muscle Loss, why muscle loss can occur and the most important training considerations. Check it out
  • Training Method Variation And Fundamental Hypertrophy Concepts, discussing training methods, rep ranges, exercise selection, differing training goals and injury risks. Check it out

Youth Strength Training Articles

Aleksey Torokhtiy outlined What We Need To Know About Youth Training, discussing youth development and how to integrate Olympic weightlifting into youth training.

Nutrition Articles

Power Athlete HQ asked Too Young For Creatine & BCAAs? Nutrition for youth athletes, protein requirements, carbs and fats, and supplementation for youth athletes. Check it out

Jeff Nippard discussed Diet Breaks & Cheat Days: The Most Misunderstood Fat Loss Tools, looking at the research behind the topic. Check it out outlined How and Why Do I Eat So Much Protein, discussing protein requirements, protein sources and protein timing. Check it out

The Bar Bend demonstrated How Thor Got Shredded: Breaking Down Bjornsson’s New 3600 Calorie Diet, the strategies and tactics of how one of the strongest men diest. Check it out

Renaissance Periodization shared Supplements and Hydration, the importance of hydration, the most important supplements, and supplements to stay away from. Check it out

Plyometric Training Articles

Runner’s World discussed the benefits of plyometric training on running performance in the article Plyometric Training Benefits Include Getting Faster at Shorter Distances, Per New Research.

Olympic Lifting Articles

The Bar Bend listed 5 of the Greatest Weightlifting Battles of All Time, 5 historic battles. I certainly miss the battle between Ronny Weller and Andre Chermerkin at the Atlanta 1996 Olympics. asked What is Olympic Lifting? Meet the Best Training You’re Not Doing, what Olympic lifting can do for size, strength, and athleticism.

Aleksey Torokhtiy demonstrated My Full body warm-up before Lifting, how he warms up the different areas of the body. Check it out

Squat Articles

The Box Rox shared Pistol Squats: How to Progress, Benefits, Plus 8 Workouts, the technical execution, how to learn the pistol squat and how to integrate it into your training.

Starting Strength discussed WhyOlympic Weightlifters Are Not The Best Squatters, not sure whether I fully agree with Rippetoe’s take, but worth thinking about it. Check it out

Squat University outlined How to Fix Knee Cave, a common problem and how to fix it. Check it out