The most interesting and valuable articles of week #28 2019.
Strength Training Articles
Men’s Health asked the persistent question Will Cardio Cause My Hard-Earned Muscle to Waste Away? We Asked an Expert, outlining different forms of cardio and which ones could be a good pick for you.
Breaking Muscle listed
- 3 Loaded Carries Boring? Nah! They’re Essential, different variations of carries and how they can benefit you.
- 5 exercises with augmented difficulty through the use of resistance bands in the article Use Bands To Build Bulletproof Abs.
- the important steps to Strengthen Your Strict Press, and why you need to do the military press.
Power Athlete HQ discussed SAID vs GAID, the SAID (specific adaptations to imposed demands) is one of the most fundamental training principles, however, I like the thought process behind the outlined GAID (general adaptations to imposed demands) in this article.
Shredded Sports Science discussed the application of the altitude mask in his own entertaining way, but also outlining the future research that needs to be done. Check it out
Stack explained that A Strength Coach’s Job is Bigger Than One-Rep Maxes, busting the myth, that a strength coach is only worried about making the athlete stronger.
T-Nation released Question of Strength 57, discussing limb length, lateral raises and fitness trackers.
The Bar Bend shared
- How Often Should You Train Arms? Discussing exercise selection, training principles to adhere to, training tips for beginners vs advanced and tips for the different muscle groups.
- How to Use Loaded Stretching to Produce Muscular Hypertrophy, the when and how of loaded stretches, which are suitable exercises/stretches to perform, and important safety considerations.
- Hip Thrust Vs. Back Squat for Glute Development, comparing the 2 exercises on their effect on the glutes, what the research says, and which one is the best exercise,
Broscience discussed Who Can Bench 225 lbs more often – Bodybuilder Vs Football Player, who is more likely to press 225 pounds more often? Check out the answer
Tony Gentilcore asked Blood Flow Restriction: The Holy Grail Of Gimmicks? discussing the use and non-use of BFR (blood flow restriction), where it can help, and where it can’t help. In the end, it’s just another tool in your toolkit.
Starting Strength discussed a popular question Things Not To Do If You Have Back Pain, what you should not do (as the title suggest), but also what you should do. Check it out
Simplifaster explained How Strength and Conditioning Coaches Can Conduct Season Analysis, a really interesting outline to not only make use of the tools at hand but also to put the learnings comprehensively together.
Fitness FAQ showed an alternative way to tackle Tight Hamstrings? And why you should Stop Stretching! Check it out
Bodybuilding.com gave an insight into the life of a strongman and what they do to become as strong as they are in the article 6 Secrets That Have Made Anthony Fuhrman a Strength Freak.
Brute Strength discussed How To “DO” Personal Development ft. Sean Pastuch, an interesting chat on self-awareness, understanding intent, the importance of feedback and the value of masterminds. Check it out
Youth Strength Training Articles
Simplifaster explained How to Introduce Youth Athletes to Strength Training, an outline of learning to jump and land, hinge and squat as the foundation of a successful strength training program.
Bodybuilding.com discussed the basics of meal timing and Best Times to Eat for Fat Loss, and the big rocks you need to hit before you think about meal timing. Check it out
Power Training Articles
Stack listed 4 Weight Room Techniques for Elite Speed and Power, different training interventions to improve power, planning considerations, and how to design a training block to improve power.
Tony Bonvechio listed 6 technical flaws why you might lose balance in the squat in the article Fix Your Squat: 6 Reasons Why You Fall Forward.
Zack Telander discussed Programming the Squat for Olympic Weightlifting, explaining the basic training principles of adaptation and how to program the squat, it doesn’t only apply for Olympic weightlifters. Check it out
Men’s Health explained How to Master the Bulgarian Split Squat, the technical execution of the Bulgarian Split Squat, and a hack to learn the Bulgarian Split Squat, which is starting from the bottom. Also check out the short tutorial I did for T-Nation on the Bottom Up Split Squat with Silver Medalist Jelle van Gorkom
Olympic Lifting Articles
Catalystathletics described how to Learn & Train the Bounce in the Clean for Better Recoveries, the 3 elements that contribute to a successful bounce, and how to introduce, learn and train the bounce. Check it out
The Bar Bend listed 4 Benefits of the Trap Bar Deadlift, from the technical execution of the trap bar deadlift over an easier to learn movement compared to the conventional and sumo deadlift, to a potentially better transfer to sports-performance.