Article recommendations week #34 2019

The most interesting and valuable articles of week #34 2019.

Strength Training Articles

Progressing Dips or Push-Up is sometimes challenging, outlines how to progress and regress both exercises. Check it out

Breaking Muscle explained

YLM Sports Science released an interesting infographic on the role of sleep for endurance performance, comparing restricted sleep vs normal sleep vs extended sleep in the article Banking Sleep To Optimize Endurance Performance In Competition.

Jeff Nippard listed 7 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Lifting, an interesting blend of experience, lessons learned, and some of these and what the scientific literature says about some of the lessons learned. Check it out

The Bar Bend shared

Bach Performance explained how to manipulate the main training variables to avoid injuries in the article Six Foolproof Ways To Avoid Weightlifting Injuries.

Elite FTS released

  • Matt Rhodes’ Advice to Young Strength Coaches, a really good outline of a coach, what has worked for him, his experiences, and what young coaches should learn from that. In addition coach Rhodes shares what he is looking for in applicants for strength interns, or strength coaches. Check it out

Men’s Health listed 15 Fitness Podcasts to Get You Pumped for the Gym, a list of interesting podcasts, and a short outline, what you can expect of each podcast.

Sarting Strength described why Functional Training is a Waste of Everybody’s Time, why you do training, what you want to achieve with your training, and questioning the role of functional training. Check it out

Fitness FAQ claimed Muscle Ups Are a Waste Of Time and what to Do This Instead!, the common Muscle Up mistakes, how to fix them, the technical phases of the Muscle Up, and how to train the different phases. Check it out

Stack asked Are We Building Better Athletes or Just Weight Room All-Stars? Discussing the role and the responsibility of strength and conditioning coaches, and where it sometimes goes wrong.

Youth Strength Training Articles.

YLM Sports Science outlined the benefits of Late Spezialization: The Key To Success In Centimeters, Grams Or Seconds Sports.

Elite FTS explained how to Build a Professional Rugby Team Through This Academy Program, a detailled article on a long term development plan for rugby players. The concepts can be taken and applied to any sport.

asked Have Young Athletes Really Changed? Discussing new developments, and the role of communication in training young athletes.

Power Training Articles

Stack explained

Olympic Lifting Articles

Catalystathletics explained

  • the benefits of the olympic lifts for sports performance in the article Are the Olympic Lifts Helpful for ALL Athletes?
  • how to Find Your Snatch Grip Width, the important considerations for the right contact point and the wrist position to get the right overhead position. Check it out

The Bar Bend shared

Squat Articles

Men’s Health asked Do You Really Need to Wear Knee Wraps to Squat? What knee wraps do and if this is aligned with your training goal.

Fitness Volt shared The Hack Squat: Target Muscles, Benefits, Exercise Instructions, And Variations, an in-depth guide on the hack squat, benefits, muscular activation, technical considerations and exercises variations.

Swimming World described Swimmer Strength Tech Tip: Squat Problems, common squat problems of swimmers outlined. Check it out

Deadlift Articles

Robertson Training Systems compared Trap Bar Deadlift vs Barbell Deadlift, how the differences between the 2 deadlift variations influence set-up and  movement execution. Check it out shared Stephanie Sanzo Deadlifting Routine, discussing different deadlift variations, how to execute them, and common flaws and how to correct them. Check it out