The most interesting and valuable articles of week #46 2020.

Strength Training Articles

Power Athlete HQ listed John’s 6 Rules For Strength & Muscle, simple, basic, and straightforward principles to follow.

Fitness & Power explained The Benefits of Using Dumbbells Over a Barbell for Chest, why dumbbells allow for greater ROM (range of motion) and how that benefits your chest.

Thibarmy described the Best exercises for a bigger back, considerations for exercise selection, rep ranges per exercise, anthropometry, and different training strategies. Check it out

Runners World outlined How to Maintain Your Muscle Mass Even When You’re Injured, how to maintain muscle mass even if you are immobilized.

Power Athlete challenged The Dirty Secret Behind 1RMs, the efficacy of 1 RM testing, does the risk outweigh the benefits, why can female athletes crush 3-5RM, but fall short by 1 RM’s. Check it out

T-Nation shared

Calisthenicmovement listed The 3 Biggest Lies About Good Posture, busting the myths of optimal spinal position, using gadgets, and spinal movement. Check it out

Stack explained The EPOC Effect, what EPOC (Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption) is, and what it can do for you.

Iron Culture Podcast discussed different topics, do’s and dont’s about Lifting During Pregnancy. Check it out

Fitness Volt gave an insight into the physical preparation of the special forces in the article Special Forces Training: How To Be Fit For Anything.

Elite FTS explained Finding Your Ideal Bar Path for a Stronger Bench Press, discussing the ideal point to touch, the implications of a bench shirt and an extreme arch for a better bar path. Check it out

Nutrition Articles

Insider listed The 5 best muscle-building supplements, the scientific evidence, and how to best use them.

Renaissance Periodization described Myths, Misconceptions, and Special Circumstances, discussing ‘mass gain’, eating clean, influence of sleep, different stressors, and the influences of injuries. Check it out

Nutrition Tactics asked What stimulates collagen synthesis? The role of collagen and what stimulates collagen. Check out the study results

Power Training Articles

Stack outlined Increasing your Power Index for Strength & Conditioning, what the power index is, and how to use it for your training.

Squat Articles

Elite FTS released 6 Weeks to a Bigger Squat, important considerations for a bigger Squat including example programs.

Deadlift Articles

Elite FTS outlined an 8-Week Deadlift Program for the Sumo and Conventional Puller.

Men’s Health discussed Bodybuilder Jujimufu Explains Why He’s No Longer Deadlifting to Build His Back, the reasons for not doing Deadlifts according to  Jujimufu.

Starting Strength discussed

  • Elbows Hurting In The Deadlift, possible causes for an uncommon problem. Check it out
  • Don’t Shrug In The Deadlift, should you shrug or not at the end of the Deadlift. Check it out