The most interesting and valuable articles of week #44 2020.
Strength Training Articles
Thibarmy asked Is training for strength the same thing as training for size? Discussing the similarities and differences of size and strength, the training implications, and example training plans. Check it out
Fitness Volt released a complete guide to training your shoulders in the article A Head by Head Guide to Deltoid Training.
Elite FTS discussed Sticking Point Breakdown for a Bigger Bench Press, the most common sticking points in the Bench Press, and how to attack them.
Jeff Nippard outlined How To Get Bigger & Stronger At The Same Time, basic rep schemes for strength, size and endurance, and how to design training programs targeting strength gains, size gains and both. Check it out
Calisthenicmovement demonstrated 100 Bodyweight Exercises and ranked them based on their difficulty. Check it out
Westside Barbell discussed NFL Injuries, why training needs to be adaptable, why the absence of a system leads to injuries, why Strength and Conditioning should be independent, and why change is hard. Check it out
The BarBend released an interview with the 4-time Crossfit champion Tia-Clair Toomey: “Every Year I Keep Evolving”.
The Oval Office discussed Making Sense of Sport Science, looking at the history of sports science, and the goals of sports science.
T-Nation shared a Tip: The Ultimate Hammer Curl, what the hammer curl is, and the benefits of the hammer curl.
Renaissance Periodization described How to Build Your Next Hypertrophy Plan, discussing exercise selection, rep ranges, what weight to chose and the right number of training sets. Check it out
Stack outlined the Benefits of Coconut Water for Athletes, what coconut water can do for athletes.
Aleksey Torokhtiy discussed Nutrition and Testosterone, the role of testosterone, should you naturally boost testosterone, and how nutrition can help support natural testosterone secretion.
Renaissance Periodization explained how to Adjust Calories and Macros, reasons for adjusting the different macro-nutrients and in which order, the importance of having a plan, but being flexible at the same time, and practical examples. Check it out
Speed Training Articles
Speed Ladders have gotten a bad reputation in the last years. Stack looked at The Pros and Cons of Speed Ladder Training.
Stack discussed the technical execution of the Back Squat, Back Squat variations, and common technical flaws in the article Squat 101: A How-To Guide.
Aleksey Torokhtiy demonstrated the Box Front Squat, as an exercise to learn the movement mechanics of the Front Squat. Notice that he mentions it’s a corrective exercise in during the normal, loaded Front Squat, the knees will move past the toes. Check it out