The most interesting and valuable articles of week #31 2020.

Strength Training Articles

T-Nation shared The Most Effective Muscle-Building Strategies, the best training splits, sets & reps, and tempos.

Renaissance Periodization explained

  • Simple Progress for Muscle Growth, how to progress your training over the weeks to maximize gainz. Check it out
  • When and How Should You Fix Your Technique, why you should fix techniques in the first place, how to re-norm technique, and how to track. Check it out

Juggernaut Training Systems outlined how to Design Training for Hypertrophy, discussing the hypertrophy cycle design and how to progress within the cycle and the relation between stimulus and fatigue.

SwimSwam discussed Teaching vs Training: A Coaching Guide, the importance of developing the correct skills, why every session counts, and considerations for training youth athletes.

The Bar Bend shared

  • 5 Strength Training Mistakes I See Way More Than I Should, a good overview of the most common mistakes and what you need to do.
  • Blaine McConnell: World’s Strongest Bobsledder, his current training schedule, Crossfit and bobsled, what makes a good bobsledder, and much more. Listen in

  • Joe Vennare: These Companies Are the Future of Fitness, discussing the current trends in fitness and where the fitness industry will go. Check it out

The Barbell Physio demonstrated the foundations of a Strict Muscle Up. Check it out

Bonvec Strength explained how to Streamline Your Warm-Up Routine, the purpose of the warm-up, and example warm-ups.

Elite Track listed Top 5 Ways to Boost Muscle Recovery, the importance of rest, hydration, nutrition, and active recovery modalities.

The PTDC discussed How To Convert More Clients, the restrictions you have in-person that you don’t have online, and why an outline gives your clients a sense of certainty. Listen in

Elite FTS asked Why Do Strength and Conditioning Coaches Specialize So Early? Discussing the fact that strength & conditioning coaches focus on one sport early in their career, and the pros and cons of this approach.

Breaking Muscle shared The Cutting Edge On Breath Work & Recovery, discussing breathing and performance, the influence of breathing on the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system, different breathing protocols, and breathing and meditation.

Youth Strength Training Articles

EO Performance shared A few thoughts on being a youth coach, discussing the role of coaching in personal development.

Nutrition Articles

Men’s Health listed 8 New Rules of Muscle Building: The Bodybuilder’s Diet, I doubt whether these rules are really new, however, they cover the basics of a muscle-building diet well.

Nutrition Tactics discussed How Much Pre-Sleep Protein Is Needed, pre-sleep protein is an important consideration especially for those who want to gain muscle mass. Here is how much is needed.

The Bar Bend outlined Layne Norton’s Exact Supplement Routine and Macros for Muscle Gain and Fat Loss, discussing the dietary strategies for building muscle mass and fat loss. Check it out

Olympic Lifting Articles

Barbell Shrugged discussed the benefits of the Sandbag Power Clean and how to learn and progress it. Check it out

Zach Telander outlined the use of Velocity Based Training (VBT) For Olympic Weightlifting, what VBT is, how to use it for Olympic Weightlifting and devices to use. Check it out

Squat Articles

Robertson Training System discussed asymmetries and how to fix them on the example of The Offset Split-Squat. Check it out

Squat University outlined How To Squat For Your Anatomy, how to find your right stance by assessing the hip anatomy. Check it out

Catalystathletics explained how to Dial in On The Olympic Weightlifting Style Squat, outlining the technical key points of knee alignment, posture, depth, back alignment, balnace and pressurization. Check it out

Deadlift Articles

WA today explained How to perform the perfect deadlift for beginners, a simple straight-forward outline how to do a Deadlift.

Juggernaut Training Systems discussed the basics of the Deadlift

  • The Stance
  • Creating Tightness
  • The Pull and Lockout