The most interesting and valuable articles of week #39 2020.
Strength Training Articles
JT Performance explained why Ice Baths Slow Down Muscle And Strength Gains, presenting a recent study demonstrating the influence on ice baths on muscle growth and strength gains.
Renaissance Periodization explained How To Gauge Reps in Reserve, what RIR (reps in reserve) are, why they are important and how to evaluate how many reps are left in the tank. Check it out
The Poliquin Group discussed the importance and benefits of lifting tempo in the article Always Count Tempo To Build More Strength And Muscle.
T-Nation shared a Tip: The Neurological Contrast Method, how to use this trick to add some gainz to your arms.
Breaking Muscle shared The Trifecta of Strength: Powerlifting, Weightlifting, and Bodybuilding,
Starting Strength explained
- Weight Gain Secrets, the basics of weight gain explained. Check it out
- Finding Your Touch Point and Elbow Position in the Bench Press, the technical key points of the Bench Press and how to find the right contact point. Check it out
Tony Bonvecchio listed 7 More Tips for Better Sleep, simple straightforward tips to improve sleep quality.
Fitness FAQ described the Top 10 Rules of Calisthenics, and how to avoid them. Check it out
The Bar Bend explained How To Tempo Train With Kettlebells, what tempo training is, the benefits, and how to execute it. Also, check out the additional explainer video on lifting tempo
Greener Ideal outlined The Benefits of Casein Protein Powder, what casein protein is, how it works, and the benefits of casein.
Power Athlete shared Common Leaning Mistakes When Prepping to Bulk, discussing the transition from leaning and bulking, restricting caloric intake, fasted training, and late-night cravings. Check it out
Livestrong asked Trying to Build Muscle? Here Are 6 Types of Proteins to Eat — and 3 to Avoid, natural protein recommendations, and which ones to avoid.
Jeremy Ethier explained Why You Can’t Lose Stubborn Fat, the 4 main reasons why stubborn body fat does not go away and strategies how to address these reasons. Check it out
Wyon discussed the benefits of Intermittent Fasting.
Renaissance Periodization shared Basic Principles for Nutrition for Muscle Gain, mechanisms of muscle gain, pros and cons of muscle gain, and nutritional strategies and basic principles to enhance muscle gain. Check it out
Olympic Lifting Articles
Aleksey Torokhtiy released Lasha’s Historical Snatch, a short interview with one of the most impressive Olympic lifters. Check out the historical Snatch
Catalyst Athletics asked Bar Contact in the Snatch & Clean | Brush or Bang? How to make the right contact. Check it out
Runners World explained How to Do a Pistol Squat, the benefits of the Pistol Squat, the technical execution, and exercise progressions and regressions.
Catalyst Athletics demonstrated the 1-Arm Dumbbell Overhead Squat. Check it out