Article recommendations week #36 2019

The most interesting and valuable articles of week #36 2019.

Strength Training Articles

Men’s Health outlined How to Use Gamification to Make Workouts Fun Again, why gamification can help, and different gamification options.

Jeff Nippard discussed should you train to failure and the importance of understanding the concept of Effective Reps: Why Training To Failure Matters For Muscle Growth (True Or False?) Science Explained. Check it out

Elite FTS shared

Fitness Volt explained how to Take Your Physique And Strength Gains To Another Level With The Texas Method, what the Texas method is, and where it originates from, the basic sturcture of this training, and nutritional and recovery considerations to maximize the results.

Stack outlined

Breaking Muscle showed how to get your first (strict) Pull-up in the article Zero To Hero: How To Make That Strict Pull-Up.

The Strength House outlined a tip for

  • 1-arm Dumbbell Row from Deadstop, the benefits of this DB Row variation for shoulder health. Check it out
  • Glute Ham Raise w/ Band Around Upper Back to activate the hamstring and glutes better. Check it out

Broscience released

Squat University showed How to still Lift with a Bulging Disc, what a disc bulke is, and how to train with a bulging disc. Check it out

Science For Sports

T-Nation shared interesting study results in the article Tip: Do Sprint Snacks to Build Conditioning, comparing different sprint intervals for fat loss.

Personal Trainer Collective explained how to Improve Your Mobility with Dean Somerset, an interesting lecture on bone structures, mobility assessments, and exercise prescription. Check it out discussed a few misconceptions about foam rolling, what it does, and what it not does in the article Foam Rolling After Training Doesn’t Relieve Soreness Or Aid Muscle Recovery.

Youth Strength Training Articles

Stack listed 5 Powerful Tips for Coaching Millennial Athletes, not sure whether millenials are youth athletes or not, but coaching millenials myself, I can vouch, that they need to be approached differently.

Nutrition Articles

The Bar Bend listed 5 Best Meal Replacement Shakes and outline the pros and cons of each meal replacement.

Broscience discussed

  • how to strategically plan Diet Breaks and How to Keep the Weight Off For Good, what diet breaks are, how to plan them, the difference between diet breaks and binge dieting, and how to change your habits for weight control.
  • an evergreen topic Slow vs Fast metabolism – Does it really matter? Outlining what makes up your metabolism, what it is influenced by, and practical applications for the different goals, weight gain vs weight loss.

Olympic Lifting Articles

Catalystathletics explained

  • Grip Training for Weightlifters and Beyond, the importance of the grip, and how to train it.
  • what you should do, if your bodyweight is Too Far Back to The Heels in the Snatch & Clean, a common problem, and how to fix it.

Check it out

Aleksey Torokhtiy released an interview with Mohamed Ehab, discussing his way into Olympic Weightlifting, why Olympic Weightlifting is famous in his country Egypt, and Mohamed’s future plans and aspirations.

Zack Telander discussed the importance of a full extension during the Snatch and Clean, and how to best training it. Check it out

Starting Strength explained why Deadlifts and Squats are Training for Olympic Weightlifting, a bit of a simplistic approach, which is not necessarily aligned with the vision of most weightlifting school’s of thought, however, the thought process is applicable to normal training people. Check it out

Squat Articles

T-Nation shared a Tip: Pause Squats for a Healthier Spine, what Pause Squats are and how to use them.

Broscience discussed the pros and cons of pistol squats in the article Are pistol squats bad for the knees? Uni lateral movements discussed.

The Bar Bend explained The Right Way to Do the 3 Step Squat Walkout, whilst this article is very specific to Powerlifting, and Powerlifting competition, having a consistent way to unrack the bar and walk out becomes more and more important, the higher the loads are, that you ift.

Elite FTS shared Dave Tate Coaching The Squat, some footage of Dave Tate teaching the squat, correcting breathing pattern, and posture. Check it out

Deadlift Articles

The Bar Bend explained

Elite FTS listed

T-Nation shared Tip: The Best Deadlift for Glutes, comparing the different muscular activation of the conventional Deadlift vs the RDL (Romanian Deadlift).

Highlight of the week

Anneke Beerten made it to the podium of the e-MTB World Championships, congrats Anneke!