The most interesting and valuable articles of week #29 2019.
Strength Training Articles
Fitness Volt released A 10-Week Progressive Powerlifting Program For Huge Strength Gains! Discussing basics of powerlifting, key techniques, set and rep schemes, and nutrional considerations.
T-Nation listed 5 Things to Stop Doing in the Gym, from setting your shoulders, over spinal flexion to deadlift set-up, and improper equipment.
Elite FTS shared
- Skip the Arch in Your Bench Press to Build More Absolute Strength, the arch is a controversial topic, this article outlines the importance and how to train it.
- Motivation vs. Discipline, the different forms of motivation, what discipline is and how to combine both, for best results.
Power Athlete HQ described a simple 3-step process to achieve your trainig goal in the article Nerding Out On The Power Athlete Learning Protocol.
Breaking Muscle shared The Efficacy Of Percentage-Based Training Programs, the benefits of 5-tage based training, the importance of sub-maximal efforts, and how to adjust the training program, if required.
- You Can Spend an Entire Offseason ‘Working Hard’ and Not Get Any Better, the importance of analysing your strength and weaknesses and design an appropriate plan of attack.
- Does Lactic Acid Really Make You Sore? Discussing the ever-present question if lactic acid accumulation leads to more muscle soreness.
Bodybuilding.com released Podcast Episode 68: Strength is Never a Weakness – Sean Brady on Training, Testing Yourself, and Philadelphia Grit, interesting insights into the life of an MMA fighter. Listen in
YLM Sports Science compared the study results of a vertical and horizontal force-vector strength training in the inforgraphis Force-Vector Strength Training In Football.
- A Guide to Assessing Mobility for Strength and Conditioning Coaches, the necessity of assessing mobility, how to assess it, and common mobility assessments.
- How to Use VBT to Build Relationships During Training, an interesting approach how to use VBT and the in-build program builder softwar to build better relationships.
Dr. John Rusin described that Triceps are the new Glutes, listing different triceps exercises and how to perform them.
ABS CBN News released At 40, Pacquiao has learned to embrace load management, smart training, not that the article carries a lot of information, however, I found it an interesting fact, that Pacquiao embraces monitoring and load management.
Military.com explained how to Advance Your Fitness Level Through Periodization, having consulted to the special forces of the military and police myself, I know their difficulties of applying a periodized approach. This article does a good job to outline a basic approach.
Men’s Health outlined Elevate Your Ab Workout While You Build Up Your Back, how to combine planks with a secondary movement.
The Bar Bend listed 5 Back Squat Errors and Exercises to Fix Them, discussing common mistakes, such as knee alignment, bar position, back alignment, and how to fix those.
Breaking Muscle explained Hacking The Hack Squat, what the Hack Squat is, how to execute it with a barbell or machine and the potential benefits.
Stack outlined the challenges of the butt-wink and spinal alignment during the pistol squat and how to solve it in the article The Single-Leg Squat Mistake That’s Breaking Your Body Down.
Olympic Lifting Articles
Aleksey Torokhtiy explained the Advantages Of Weightlifting For Women, the unique benefits olympic weightlifting can offer, not only for women if you ask me.
Catalystathletics outlined the Snatch Overhead Stability In The Bottom, the challenges of the bottom position, and how to train it. Check it out
T-Nation released The Missing Deadlift Variation, the benfits of the single-legged RDL, most common mistakes and how to fix them.
Breaking Muscle explained the How And Why To Single Leg Romanian Deadlift, the benefits of the single-legged RDL, how to perform it, and different variations.
Bicycling.com listed 12 Deadlift Variations That’ll Help You Produce Maximum Power on the Bike, why dealifts can help you to become a better cyclist, and different variations of varying difficulty levels.