Article recommendations week #37 2019

The most interesting and valuable articles of week #37 2019.

Strength Training Articles

Breaking Muscle showed Alternatives To The Big 3 Lifts, what to do, if you can’t Bench, Squat or Deadlift.

Picture Fit described 5 simple tsepts How To Lose Weight As a Beginner, outlining how weight loss occurs, the importance of nutrition, strength training, cardio trainig, and last, but certainly not least how to adhere and be consistent. Check it out

The Bar Bend shared

  • 5 Mass Building Bicep Exercises, outlining the function of the biceps, different biceps exercises, and how to perform them. Check it out

Seconds Out discussed Boxing Strength & Conditioning programme: Max Strength, how to use a max strength phase for boxers, and where to place it in the preparation. Check out the additional explainer video

Stronger By Science discussed The Evidence is Lacking for “Effective Reps”, an in-depthpiece on what effective reps are, the latest research, and what is still unclear behind the concept.

Personal Trainer Collective explained the principle of Progressive Overload – Milo of Croton, if you understand that concept and apply it regularly, you can go a very long way. Check it out

Elite FTS shared

Bach Performance outlined Boost Athleticism With These Five Movements, a selection of explosive exercises, almost anyone can do.

Triathlon Magazine explained that The importance of strength training is more than just performance, the importance of injury prevention, and weight management for triathletes.

Squat University asked How to Fix Patellar Tendonitis, and outlined how to identify patellar tendonitis, and a step-by-step outline how to fix tendonitis. Check it out

Aleksey Torokhtiy discussed Injuries, the different classifications, how they occur, and what you can do proactively against them.

Jeff Nippard described How To Build Beefy Hamstrings: Optimal Training Explained (RDL), the function of the hamstring muscles, the importance of the RDL (Romanian Deadlift), how to perform the RDL and common RDL errors. Check it out

USA Triathlon asked Do Ice Baths Really Help With Recovery? Taking a look at the research behind the use and effectiveness of ice baths. explained Why Your Body Fat Percentage Matters and How to Reduce It, bodyfat standards for men and women and different methods to assess bodyfat percentage.

Stack shared What 99% of Athletes are Missing in Their Strength and Conditioning Programs, the role of uni-lateral and multi-planar movements in a strength & conditioning program.

Juggernaut Training Systems released BJJ and Strength Training Scheduling, BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) seems to enjoy a lot of popularity in the last years. In this interview, they discuss all things training, planning, and competing in BJJ. Check it out

Youth Strength Training Articles

Breaking Muscle shared an approach to when to start Olympic Weightlifting Young To Really Young: Beginning Olympic Weightlifting.

Nutrition Articles

YLM Sports Science outlined Vegan Diets: Practical Advices For Athletes & Exercisers, important macronutrient and micronutrient considerations for vegans.

Breaking Muscle released Flexible To Competitive Nutrition, discussing clean eating, food sources and nutrient timing.

Stack asked How Does Your Body Actually Burn Fat? And outlined the physiological reactions in simple words.

T-Nation explained How to Evaluate Your Protein Powder, what to look at, when chosing your protein supplement.

Olympic Lifting Articles

Catalystathletics explained

  • Why Wear Weightlifting Shoes? The reasons, why you should wear weighlifting shoes, and discussing the common arguments against the use of weightlifting shoes. Check it out
  • Joint Angles for the Olympic Lifts, and does it make sense to prescribe specific joint angles? Check out the answer

Squat Articles

YLM Sports Science compared Squat Training With Different Depths: Effects On Lower Limb Muscle Volumes, a study comparing the results of full squats vs partial squats on muscle mass development.

Stack explained Why Every Athlete Can Benefit From the Jefferson Squat, what the Jefferson Squat is, the benefits of the Jefferson Squat, and how to use it for different training goals.

Elite FTS shared Knee Wraps Tutorial For Raw Lifters, a simple outline how to wrap your own knees, and how to wrap someone else’s knee. Check it out

Deadlift Articles

Elite FTS released Deadlifts for Huge Lats, for those who are interested in building muscle mass, this article outlines how Deadlifts can build your lats.

Starting Strength shared A Quick Tip on Setting Down the Deadlift, a very common problem , when athletes bring the bar down in a set of multiple reps. Check it out

Highlight of the Week

Niek Kimmann won his 5th World Cup of the season, what an outstanding performance! Congrats Niek! Check out the final

If you haven’t already, check out the interview with Niek.