The most interesting and valuable articles of week #22 2020.
Strength Training Articles
Jeremy Ethier explained How To Build Muscle Without Lifting Heavier by outlining 5 Science-Based Hacks, whilst the variation in the training variables is correct, it’s a slippery slope since the main driver for muscular hypertrophy is mechanical tension. Check it out
The Trendspotter outlined The Best Biceps Workout For Muscular Arms, explaining the anatomy and function of the biceps, different exercises to train the biceps and the correct technical execution.
Juggernaut Training Systems discussed Hypertrophy Recovery Tips, should you use heat or cold, can supplements help, myofascial release, cupping, relaxation pods, massages, and the ‘bread and butter’ things you absolutely need to do. Check it out
The Bar Bend explained How To Do Dumbbell Pullover, the muscles involved in the DB Pullover, common technical flaws and how to fix them. Check it out
Robertson Training Systems discussed Can You Put Together Multiple High-Intensity Training Days? An interesting outline to look at the question through different lenses. Check it out
T-Nation shared 4 Pull-Ups You’ve Never Even Seen, whether you’ve never seen them, I don’t know. But certainly unconventional.
Squat University outlined The Lifters Guide to Fixing Elbow Pain, why elbow pain occurs, and what you can do against it. Check it out
The Guardian described a Phased restart to sport and physical activity, how to get back into the swing of training.
Institute of Performance Nutrition explained the Mechanisms of Neuromuscular Fatigue: A Science to Practice Overview, outlining the power-duration relationship, the different intensity zones, the use of the primary energy system in each intensity zone, and the causes for fatigue. Check it out
The PTDC released The Importance (and Power) of Imperfect Action, what imperfect action is and examples of imperfect action, and how you can use it. Listen in
Elite FTS shared 4 Ways to Mentally Master Your Meet Performance, from goal setting, to mastering the meet and learning from failures.
Renaissance Periodization discussed the Specificity Training Principles, what the Specificity principle is, why it is important, different examples of the principle, interferences to avoid and examples of specificity considerations for program design. Check it out
Bach Performance listed 5 Popular Fat Loss Myths, discussing carbs, meal timing, cardio, and rep ranges in the gym.
Elite FTS shared the Secret Bulking Diet, what the bulking diet is, who and why it works, and how to apply it. Check it out
Olympic Lifting Articles
Catalyst Athletics discussed the Bodybuilding Exercises with Olympic Weightlifting? What bodybuilding exercises are, when they are useful and when not, how much of them you should do, and where to place it in the long-term plan. Check it out
Aleksey Torokhtiy shared an interview with one of the most impressive contemporary weightlifters Lasha Talakhadze and his coach, how he got into Olympic weightlifting, the importance of the warm-up, the importance of the team and the coach, the role of discipline, the goals of Lasha Talakhadze and his coach for the future, and all coupled with some cool training footage. Check it out
Weightlifting House released a few training impressions from Lu Xiaojun & Tian Tao Squatting, some impressive lifts.Check it out
Juggernaut Training Systems outlined How To Improve The Squat, the technical execution, how to address weak points and other important components, such as breathing.
Shrugged Collective outlined a few benefits of the Front Squat over the Back Squat in the video Front Squats vs. Back Squats: Why I Choose Front Squats Over Back Squats In Training. Check it out
Runners World explained How to Do a Deadlift, the technical execution of the Deadlift, exercise progressions to master the Deadlift, and common questions answered.
Renaissance Periodization listed 12 Stiff-Leg Deadlift Mistakes and How to Fix Them, common technical flaws outlined, the reason these mistakes might be detrimental and how to fix the flaws. Check it out