Article recommendations week #27 2019

The most interesting and valuable articles of week #27 2019.

Strength Training Articles

Men’s Health described how to use the Valsalva maneuver to lift heavier loads in the article How Controlling Your Breath Can Boost Your Lifts. listed 3 Things You Need To Know About Building Muscle w/ Resistance Bands, outlining the factors that contribute to muscular hypertrophy. Check it out

The Bar Bend shared

  • How to Build Strength and Save Time With Reverse Pyramid Training, what the reverse pyramid is, the pros and cons of the reverse pyramid, and important considerations. I believe the reverse pyramid if done correctly, is one of the best choices if you want to build muscle mass.
  • Weightlifting vs. Powerlifting vs. CrossFit vs. Strongman | What’s the Difference? For most the differences are clear if it’s not clear, this video does a good job in outlining the differences. Check it out

Elite FTS outlined

Simplifaster looked at Considerations for the Director of Sports Medicine & Athletic Performance, listing 6 important considerations and qualities for this senior role.

Calisthenicmovement outlined The 2 Most Intense Sets for Muscle Growth! Intensification techniques applied to calisthenic movements, however, I would question the basic assumption, that intensification techniques to failure are the best method for muscle growth. Go to any regular gym to see the ‘graveyard’ of people training to failure and not experiencing any progress.

Stack explained Overcoming Isometrics: The Weird Exercises That Can Instantly Make You Stronger, what overcoming isometrics are, what they can do for you, and how to combine them with explosive ballistic work. The only thing I would be cautious with is the recommendation that it’s the best thing after you have mastered the basics.

Omar Issuf described why the Bar Speed Matters More Than You Think If You Want To Get Stronger, looking at selected research that explains the importance of maximizing bar speed during the concentric phase and the practical application of it. Check it out

Aleksey Torokhtiy released an interview with Fernando Reis, an Olympic weightlifter from Brazil. Interesting insights into his life and philosophy.

Picture Fit discussed Building Muscle Vs Building Strength – What’s the Difference? The differences between in training for the two different training goals and  the different physiological adaptations of the different training methods. Check it out

Tony Bonvechio listed 5 Things Parenting has Taught Me about Coaching, interesting parallels between parenting and coaching.

Jeff Nippard released his version of  The Most Effective Science-Based Warm Up & Mobility Routine, what the science says about warm-up and its’ effects, the different stages of a warm-up, and how to effectively warm-up your lower body and upper body. Check it out

Breaking Muscle outlined Add New Disciplines To Your Training, Part 3: Execute Your Plan, the importance of understanding training frequency, the stress a training produces, and an example training plan.

Nutrition Articles

Power Athlete HQ Intentional Eating Is The Key To Mastering Nutrition, a good piece on eating, eating habits and how to develop the habit of being intentional.

Squat Articles

Stronger By Science explained that Squats Are Secretly an Adductor Exercise, presenting a new study measuring EMG activity during the squat.

Box Rox released Overhead Squat Ab Workouts for CrossFit Athletes, the Overhead Squat benefits, and why the Overhead Squat is a great trunk exercise.

Stack shared My Simple Technique for Cleaning Up a Bad Bodyweight Squat, 3 cues to clean up the bodyweight squat technique, focussing on posture hip movement and knee alignment.

Olympic Lifting Articles

All Things Gym released Lasha Talakhadze 221kg Snatch, I wonder what the limit for Talakhadze will be, this Snatch looks pretty comfortable. Check it out

Catalystathletics explained the reasons and the fixes for Sliding Backward in the Push Press. Check it out

Deadlift Articles

Starting Strength asked Surgery? Maybe You Need Squats And Deadlifts, how squatting and deadlifting can cure back pain. Check it out