Article recommendations week #38 2019

The most interesting and valuable articles of week #38 2019.

Strength Training Articles

Music Snake listed The 10 Strongest People of All Time, pretty cool read.

Renaissance Periodization discussed Optimal Rep Ranges for muscle growth, the underlying principles of muscle growth, different muscle fiber types, rep ranges to train the different fiber types, and different techniques to target different fiber types. Check it out released

  • a piece outlining The Science of Muscle Recovery: A New Approach to the Post-Workout Window, what influences recovery and where recovery fits into the overall picture of a training session design.
  • Common Fitness Myths Busted: Creatine, Exercise, & Diets, discussing can exercise can outweigh a bad diet, muscle turns into fat, spot reduction, will women get bulky, when lifting weights, fasted cardio, is soreness an indicator of effectiveness, and a few more. Check it out

Breaking Muscle outlined

  • Is Training To Failure Right For You? Discussing the potential benefits of training to failure, which population can benefit from training to failure, and for what training goal training to failure is appropriate.
  • Lateral Movement Training, the benefits of lateral movement training, how to warm up for it, and appropriate exercise selection.
  • The Practice Of Natural Movement, what natural movement is, and why it’s worth considering to integrate it into training in some form.

Men’s Health explained how to get Get Lean, Get Strong, Get Endurance: How To Train According To Your Goals.

The Strength House demonstrated the execution of the Barbell Z Press. Check it out

T-Nation shared

Complementary Training outlined the different variables you need to consider, when you put your set and rep scheme together in the article Strength Training Manual: Planning – Part 3.

Jeff Nippard discussed How To Build A V-Tapered Back: Lat Training Dos and Don’ts, the muscular activation of the Lat Pull-down, the correct technique of the Pull-down and typical errors, and how to correct them. Check it out

The Bar Bend shared

Stronger By Science discussed Effective Reps, Antioxidants, Optimal Training Volume, and Lauren Colenso-Semple, listen in.

Stack explained

Squat University listed the Top 3 Ankle Mobility Exercises, how to assess ankle mobility, the best exercises, and how to execute them. Check it out

Elite FTS discussed

  • a few ‘weird trends’ (their own words) that have entered intostrength & conditioning in the last 15 years, and whether they do make sense or not, in the article To Hell With Ankle Mobility…
  • Key Indicator Lifts for a Big Bench, for are the critical exercises you need to do for a bigger Bench. Check it out
  • the Problems With Sports Coaches, strength coach Matt Rhodes talks from his experience on coaching athletes, and the difficulties of managing expectations of sports coaches. Check it out

Youth Strength Training Articles

Yahoo Lifestyle discussed the evergreen question Does Lifting Weights Stunt Growth in Teens?

Nutrition Articles

The Bar Bend outlined how one of the best strongmen in the world eats in the article The Ultimate Insider’s Guide to Thor Bjornsson’s Diet.

Men’s Health discussed Low-Carb Vs. Keto: What You Should Know, the differences between the two, and appropriate food sources for each diet.

Broscience listed 7 Proven Benefits of Supplementing With Collagen, what collagen is, the functions of collagen, and how it can help as a supplemenet.

Picture Fit looked at the current research if CBD Can Improve Muscle Gains? What CBD is, what it does, and can the recent popular claims be backed up. Check it out

Plyometric Training Articles

Stack explained Why Your Big Vertical Jump Isn’t Showing Up During Games, outlining interesting study results, that the way to achieve the best vertical height in a jump test, and the way you jump in a match is different. outlined How To Do Medicine Ball Slams & 12 Best Slam Variations, the basic technique, common errors, and different variations. Check it out

Speed & Agility Training Articles

Power Athlete HQ explained the physiological and psychological benefits of speed and agility training in the article The Importance Of Sprint & Agility Work For Weightlifter, not only for weightlifters though.

Box Rox outlined The Vital role of Speed, Agility and Coordination for all Athletes, the benefits of speed and agility, different speed and agility tests, and example exercises.

Robertson Training Systems discussed all thing speed , linear and lateral speed, change of direction, spatial awareness, and much more. Listen in

Olympic Lifting Articles

Catalystathletics explained

  • if Master athletes should train differently, and what the variable you can tweak are. Check it out

Aleksey Torokhtiy shared an interview with Dmitry Chumak, ukranina’s number one weightlifter at the moment.

Breaking Muscle demonstrated the basic technique for beginners, and exercise progressions

  • for the Snatch
  • for the Clean

Zack Telander explained

  • How To Begin Weightlifting pt. 2 | Programming, the most important thing for any beginner, how to put an effective training week together, and the main variables you should worry about as a beginner (as well as the ones you shouldn’t worry about). Check it out
  • how to coach the set-up in the Snatch. Check it out

Squat Articles

One thing I have to date not mastered is to understand the value of a Sissy Squat, and I have tried very hard to understand, and continue to trying to comprehend its’ value. Considering a few credible sources emphasize the value of this exercise, it makes me believe, I have to understand it better. Elite FTS demonstrated how to DIY Sissy Squats. Check out the additional explainer video

The Bar Bend listed 3 Split Squat Variations For Stronger Quads, how you can vary the equipment and foot position, to tweak the regular Split Squat variations.

The Strength House demonstrated the execution of the Frankenstein Front Squat, and the benefits of this exercise variation. Check it out

If you have followed the content on this website a bit, you know, that I am using the Handsfree Front Squat or Frankenstein Squat with my athletes to learn the squat pattern, and also consolidate the squat pattern with our Olympians. You can find some examples here.

Deadlift Articles

Elite FTS shared Romanian Deadlifts Revisited: How to Appropriately Apply The Hinge, a step-by-step outline how to do a proper RDL.

The Strength House outined the execution and benefits of the Snatch Grip RDLS. Check it out