The most interesting and valuable articles of week #4 2021.

Strength Training Articles

Elite FTS discussed how to use Giant Sets for Size and Strength, giant sets are an advanced training method that is around for many years, in this article the outline the benefits of using giant sets, if you have limited time available to train.

The BoxRox asked Push Jerk, Push Press, and Strict Press What is the difference? Outlining the differences and how to execute each of the movements.

T-Nation shared The 8 New Rules of Back Training, different variations to give a new twist to your back training.

Renaissance Periodization asked

  • Do Bodybuilders Need Mobility Work? What mobility is, can mobility limit hypertrophy, and when and how to do mobility work. Check it out
  • How Should You Progress? Outlining different variations to progress. Check it out

Stack listed Five Benefits of Exercising Outdoors in Cold Weather, the benefits of training outside. Rocky knew it all these years.

Team USA outlines the benefits of writing for better training and competition results in the article How Writing Helps Your Training And Performance.

The Athletic Built described the Foam Rolling Benefits: Why You Should Be Foam Rolling, the benefits of foam rolling and how to incorporate it into your training.

Calisthenicmovement explained Why Most 6-Pack Challenges Suck And How You Can Fix Them! The pitfalls of challenges, the benefits of challenges and what you should do. Check it out

Athletics Weekly discussed training programs of great track and field athletes in the article How They Trained – Learning From The Greats.

The BarBend listed 10 Adaptive Strength Sports Athletes You Should Know In 2021, a cool compilateion and certainly impressive feats of strength. Check it out

YLM Sports Science listed  The Multiple Benefits Of Power Napping. Check it out

Doctor NDTV busted some common myths around Strength Training: Common Myths Women Should Stop Believing.

Squat University discussed How to Fix Tight Shoulders, assessing shoulder tightness and possible exercise fixes. Check it out

Science For Sports presented a research looking at Inter-Limb Imbalances & Performance In Youth Tennis.

Men’s Health explained What Trainers Mean When They Talk About Your ‘Core’, the ‘core’ has been a very popular phrase for almost two decades now, here is a simple outline of the anatomy of the ‘core’.

Breaking Muscle shared The Guide to a Lifting Career, an interview with Dan John, who has experience in strength training for 6 decades, in this interview he shares his lessons learned, how to make smart training decisions, different assessments to determine what to work on, how to train in different age categories. Check it out

Nutrition Articles

Bodybuilding.com discussed Meal Plans vs. Flexible Dieting for Fat Loss, the pros and cons of the different approaches.

Renaissance Periodization busted another Nutrition Myths – Biohacking, what are the claims of the biohacking, why the claims are incorrect, and best fat loss practices. Check it out

Olympic Lifting Articles

Starting Strength asked What Is Being Trained During The Clean? Outlining the benefits of the Power Clean. Check it out

Zack Telander reviews some insane Snatches. Check it out

Squat Articles

T-Nation shared a Tip: Strong Legs, No Back Squats, variations to a Back Squat using the landmine.

Juggernaut Training Systems demonstrated

  • Belt Squat-How, Why & When? What the Belt Squat is, how to execute it, and what it does for you, all explained in less than a minute. Check it out
  • Front Squat-How, Why & When? What the Front Squat is, how to execute it, and what it does for you, all explained in less than a minute. Check it out

Deadlift Articles

Starting Strength discussed Putting the Bar Down After a Deadlift the Right Way, whilst that might be right to decrease the potential for muscle soreness, there is also room to use the eccentric portion of theDeadlift to stimulate certain adaptations if you would want to. Check it out