The most interesting and valuable articles of week #49 2020.
Strength Training Articles
The Athletic Build released The Minimalist Guide to Building Muscle, how to build muscle mass by focus on what matters most.
Bodybuilding.com discussed Muscle Hypertrophy for Muscle-Building, the current state of research of muscle hypertrophy, the role of nutrition, hydration and supplements, and the phenomenon of the pump. Check it out
Livestrong discussed drop sets and how they can help to build muscle mass in the article Want to Build Muscle Fast? Start Doing This One Type of Training.
Tony Bonvecchio listed 8 Hypertrophy Do’s and Don’ts, straightforward and actionable advice.
Calisthenicmovement ranked the 22 Ab Exercises Ranked From Worst to Best. Check it out
Thibarmy asked What are the best lower body training strategies, discussing different strategies and who can benefit from them. Check it out
Westside Barbel released Louie’s Lessons Westside Barbell on The Importance of General Physical Preparedness, what GPP (General Physical Preparedness) is, why it matters and how to integrate it into your training. Check it out
Men’s Health explained What Agonist and Antagonist Muscles Do for Your Workout, what agonists and antagonists are, and how to pair them in a workout.
Stack discussed the differences between Athlete v.s. Bodybuilding, the goals, characteristics, and unique training interventions between the two.
Jeff Nippard asked Is RPE Actually Killing Your Gains? What RPE is, the pros and cons, and the practical application. Check it out
The BarBend discussed Powerlifting vs Weightlifting: The Complete Guide For Training Both Sports, the similarities and differences between te two and how to best train for both events. Check it out
Real Life listed 8 Smart Workout Gadgets That Will Keep You Accountable, how technology can help with your workouts and habit formation.
Renaissance Periodization asked How to Choose Exercises, considerations to chose the right exercises by understanding basic training principles. Check it out
Renaissance Periodization busted the Myth that Calories Don’t Matter, the origination of the claims, the reasons why calories do matter, and important nutritional considerations for fat loss and gains and the role of calories in them. Check it out
Jeremy Ethier listed The 4 Best Supplements To Build Muscle Faster, what these supplements are, how they work, and how much they actually can help (and what they can’t do). Check it out
Olympic Lifting Articles
Squat Jerk Journalist shared the story how Lu Xiaojun started to do the Squat Jerk. Check it out
Aleksey Torokhtiy discussed the use of Split Squats For Weightlifters, how to use the Split Squats for Olympic Weightlifters.
The BarBend listed the Top Olympic Weightlifters Of 2020. Check it out
Squat University released The Ultimate Guide To Butt Wink, what the butt wink is, reasons for the butt wink and different approaches to fixing it. Check it out
FitnessFAQs discussed The Worst Leg Exercise, what the worst exercise is, why it is bad, and what to do instead. Check it out