Article recommendations week #42 2021

The most interesting and valuable articles of week #42 2021.

Strength Training Articles

Jeff Nippard explained What To Eat Before, During And After Training For Maximum Muscle Growth, what the science says on this topic, and how to practically apply it. Check it out

Lift Big Eat Big discussed Strength vs. Power: The 5 Major Differences, the differences, commonalities, and how to train strength and / or power.

Jeremy Ethier outlined How To Get A Massive Chest With Only Push-Ups, how to use different Push-Up variations and varying rep schemes. If that really gets a massive chest I don’t really know, but it’s still worth checking out

T-Nation listed The Top 10 Back Workout Tips, simple and straightforward advice.

The Bar Bend looked at

Calisthenicmovement explained The Power Of Push-Up Weight, an approach to quantify how much percent of your body weight you push in the different Push-Up variations. Check it out outlined the benefits of positive stress in the article Use Your Eustress for Greater Gains.

Fitness FAQ’s listed 3 Reasons Why Everyone Needs Chin-Ups, what Chin-Ups can do for strength and mass. Check it out

Westside Barbell shared The Origins Of The Conjugate Method And Westside Barbell, a lot is talked about the Westside Barbell Method, here are the true origins. Check it out

Broscience listed 12-Types Of People Who Train In The Gym, a fun read.

Renaissance Periodization discussed

  • How Long Should Your Training Block Be For Muscle Growth, looking at best practices to design hypertrophy mesocycles. Check it out
  • How To Use Alternating Supersets To Save Time, the benefits of alternating supersets on time efficiency. Check it out


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Nutrition Articles

Picture Fit explained Why Exercise Might Not Be The Key To Weight Loss, what are the main driver of weight loss and how to accelerate your weight loss. Check it out

The Bar Bend released The Best BCAA Supplements Of 2021, what BCAA (branched-chain amino acids) are and its’ importance and the best BCAA to choose. Check it out

Olympic Lifting Articles

Aleksey Torokhtiy shared training impressions from Cameroonian Weightlifters, clearly training success is not only about the ideal environment. Check it out

Juggernaut Training Systems discussed Should Weightlifters Use A Special Squat Program in less than a minute. Check it out

Squat University explained What I Hate About Weightlifting Shoes, and a possible fix. Check it out

Deadlift Articles

Squat University shared Deadlift Tips in less than a minute. Check it out

Highlights Of The Wweek

The Track Cycling World Championships saw some supreme performances from the Dutch Male Riders.

Roy van den Berg, Harrie Lavreysen and Jeffrey Hoogland won the Team Sprint.


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Harrie Lavreysen won the Keirin event and the individual sprint.

Jeffrey Hoogland came second in the Keirin, as well as the second in the individual sprint and won the 1-km time trial.


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