Article recommendations week #48 2019

The most interesting and valuable articles of week #48 2019.

Strength Training Articles

University Herald outlined Strength Training Drives Better Running Performance strength training is often viewed as counter-productive for distance runnig performances, this article does a good job in outlining the benefits of strength training on running performance.

Stronger By Science outlined

Elite FTS shared explained How to Protect Wrist & Forearms During Kettlebell Workouts, from the right grip, over bar path, or better kettle bell path, to sequencing arm and leg movement correctly. Check it out

Men’s Health described

Shrugged Collective released how to Develop Mental Toughness in Special Operations Units, the tactics they use, and why people do it. Quick hint, you need to have the motivation for it. Check it out

Shape outlined an exercise progression stream towards a plank row in the article Master These Dumbbell Row Variations to Improve Your Posture and Strengthen Your Back.

Fitness FAQ demonstrated an exercise progression to fix a Weak Handstand Push Up. Check it out

Stack listed

Starting Strength gave an Intro to Pain Science for Strength Coaches and Trainees with Will Morris, what pain science is, where it originated from, and interesting insights into the physical pain in relation to emotional strength. Check it out

Brute Strength described the importance of the Athlete-Coach Relationship in the recovery process, the importance of bi-lateral conversations, and effective use of technology. Check it out

Women’s Health outlined how to effectively use the 80-20 Rule in the article ‘I Lived By The 80-20 Rule—And I Lost 31kg’ I fully believe in the 80-20 Rule.

Bar Bend shared

Youth Strength Training Articles

Stack shared New Study Reveals What Actually Makes Youth Sports Fun for Kids, the results of a study and what makes sport fun for kids. Short but certainly interesting read.

Nutrition Articles

T-Nation discussed why Red Meat: Not So Good For You… Unless, what you need to consider, when buying and preparing meat.

Picture Fit asked How To Eat Healthy During Holidays, why a bit more indulgence during holidays doesn’t harm, if you practicing the right habits during the rest of the year, and basic tips to not over-indulge. Check it out

Speed Training Articles

Simplifaster outlined Key Considerations for Implementing an Effective Sprint Training Session, an in-depth article on speed development.

Olympic Lifting Articles

Catalystathletics discussed the Rack Position for the Jerk, how it differes from the Clean Rack position, and what to do, if you lack mobility. Check it out

Aleksey Torokhtiy shared Episode #7: : Technique day & City tour, analysing individual areas of improvement, and addressing these areas with corrective exercises and drills. Interspersed with some fun footage and individual experiences of Aleksey’s athletic life. Check it out

Squat Articles

T-Nation listed 7 Variations of the Hip Belt Squat, how to add different implements to vary the same exercise slightly.

Deadlift Articles

Fitness Volt discussed Deadlifts for Bodybuilding and Power Lifting, commonalities, differences and important considerations in the article Bodybuilding vs. Powerlifting Deadlifts – Which One Is Right For You?

Catalystathletics asked RDL or Good Morning for posterior chain development? Discussing the relative importance of the posterior chain, when to use the Good Morning, and when to use the RDL  Check it out

Highlights of the Week

Roy van den Berg, Harrie Lavreysen and Jeffrey Hoogland won the team sprint at the World Cup in Hong Kong, cograts guys!

And, Harrie Lavreysen won the sprint, congrats Harrie!