Article recommendations week #26 2019

The most interesting and valuable articles of week #26 2019.

Strength Training Articles

Power Athlete HQ outlined The Mental Energy Systems Of A Coach, an interesting piece on the mental work a coach has to do. listed Top 10 Hamstrings Exercises, an interesting selection of hamstring exercises. Check it out

Men’s Health listed

Starting Strength released Revisiting the Barbell Row with Mark Rippetoe, I always like to see the unconventional ways starting strength performs their exercises, I would advise to do it exactly like this, however, you can always take something away. Check it out

Simplifaster explained

Fitness FAQ showed Instant Pancake Mobility, progressions on how to improve the pancake mobility drill. Check it out

The Bar Bend shared

Barbell Medicine outlined How to Become a Great Strength Coach, an interesting discussion from a handful of coaches on their career pathway, considering it’s called great strength coach, it would be interesting to know, what the criteria are for someone to be a great coach. Check it out

Stack listed 4 Awesome Single-Leg Exercises You’ve Probably Never Tried, normally, if you get a title like this, it’s not too great, however, this article has some good variations.

Elite FTS described

Breaking Muscle shared an interview with Michele Letendre: World Class Athlete and Coach, a Crossfit athlete and Crossfit coach and her approach to train athletes. Check it out

Nutrition Articles

Stronger By Science shared The Lifter’s Guide to Caffeine, an in-depth piece on caffeine, literally everything you need to know.

Shredded Sports Science asked Does Apple Cider Vinegar Burn Fat? Looking at the scientific evidence on apple cider vinegar and fat loss, the benfits of apple cider vingear, and necessary future research. Check it out

T-Nation compared Worthy vs. Worthless Vitamins: Your Guide, the most popular vitamins and whether you should take them or not.

Squat Articles

Stack explained Why I Stopped Back Squatting My Athletes, a coach outlining the common challenges of the Back Squat and getting his athletes to squat properly.

Breaking Muscle outlined how to learn the squat pattern in the article The Secret To Your First Squat Is Feeling Great Doing It.

Olympic Lifting Articles

The Bar Bend listed 3 Common Snatch Mistakes, from hips shooting too fast, over swinging the bar and the weight crushing, plus exercises to fix these mistakes.

Catalystathletics explained the Snatch & Jerk Overhead Position – Shoulder Blades & Bar, how to get the right overhead position, how to align the rest of your body and what not to do. Check it out

Zack Telander released Olympic Lifting with Alan Thrall, Silent Mike, and more, whilst most of the footage isn’t that interesting (at least to me), I enjoyed the conversation with coach Don Ricci from minute 01:53 onwards, on what is ideal in coaching, and clustering the benefits of different coaching support services. Check it out

Breaking Muscle outlined the technical key point, common technical flaws and exercise progressions

  • for the Kettlebell Clean
  • for the Kettlebell Snatch

Deadlift Articles

The Bar Bend discussed Romanian Deadlift Vs. Deadlift — Why You Need Both, looking at the biomechanical differences, the differences in the technical execution, the intent of the movement, programming consideration, and which one is better. Check it out

Highlights of the week

At the Minsk 2019 European Games our female track cycling team sprint grabbed the bronze medal, congrats Shanne Braspennincx, Kyra Lamberink and Hetty van der Wouw.

And the men’s team sprint made it to the top of the podium, congrats Nils van’t Hoenderdaal, Harrie Lavreysen, Jeffrey Hoogland and Roy van den Berg.

In the individual sprint, there was a repeat of the World Championship final between Harrie Lavreysen and Jeffrey Hoogland, this time Jeffrey Hoogland had the upper hand. Congrats Jeffrey and Harrie!

And last but not least, Harrie Lavreysen took the title in the Men’s Keirin. Congrats Harrie!