Article recommendations week #50 2020

The most interesting and valuable articles of week #50 2020.

Strength Training Articles

The BarBend explained What You Need To Know About How To Build Muscle, how muscle building works, developing a training program for growth, picking a split, exercises, reps, sets, and loads, and the importance of sleep and nutrition.

Thibarmy asked What are the best arm-building strategies, the best strategies depending on anthropometry, and the best exercises depending on your anthropometry. Check it out

The Barbell Physio outlined The Mechanisms Of Muscle Hypertrophy, the drivers for muscular hypertrophy and how to stimulate muscle growth.

T3 compared Dumbbells vs Kettlebells and the pros and cons of each in the article Which home gym equipment builds muscle quicker: dumbbell vs kettlebell? Here are the facts.

FitnessFAQs demonstrated The Perfect Chest Workout At Home without equipment, the best Push-Up variations for every training level. Check it out

Fitness Volt asked Does Wearing A Lifting Belt Enhance Strength? What weightlifting belts are, what they do, exercises where you can use a belt, and how to choose the right belt.

BoxRox listed 15 Unique Shoulder Exercises to Make you Look Good, Move Well and Build Strength, the anatomy of the shoulder muscles, how to effectively train them, and different exercises for the shoulders.

The PTDC described The Importance of Building Positive Relationships with Colleagues, outlining the positive results of building relationships, why bad energy and behavior will come back to you, and why coaches are some of the best clients. Check it out

Breaking Muscle demonstrated

Jeremy Ethier described The Best Science-Based Dumbbell Legs Exercises For Size And Symmetry, the best exercises, rep ranges and programming tips. Check it out

Men’s Health explained the different energy systems, and why understanding them matters in the article Your Body’s Energy Systems, Explained.

Stack explained How Improving Your Mobility will lead to Greater Gains in the Gym, how to screen and assess mobility, a hierarchy of movements, movement patterns, and tips to improve mobility.

Renaissance Periodization discussed

  • Proper Lifting Technique, the 6 considerations for proper technique. Check it out
  • The Myth of Linear Progress, what linear progress is, what most people expect and the reality of progress. Check it out

Nutrition Articles

Aleksey Torokhtiy discussed a Meal Plan For Weightlifters, macro-nutrient distribution and macro-nutrient quantity, and an example meal plan. Not only for weightlifters.

Renaissance Periodization shared

  • the Fat Loss Lifestyle myth, the common myths surrounding weight loss, the main drivers for weight loss, and how to maximize weight loss. Check it out
  • Dislipidemia – The Risks of Obesity, what it is, why it matters, and the mechanisms why it threatens your health. Check it out

Olympic Lifting Articles

Catalyst Athletics explained how to get a Better Leg Drive in the Snatch by using the Snatch with No Jump/Feet, the problem with insufficient leg drive and how to fix it. Check it out

The Bar Bend outlined how to combine Olympic Weightlifting and Strongman training. Check it out

Starting Strength discussed The Olympic Lift Prescription for the aging athlete or aging person, discussing if do you need to incorporate the Olympic Lifts as an older athlete. Check it out

Deadlift Articles

Squat University demonstrated how to perform the The Single-Leg RDL, how to execute the exercise, common technical flaws, and how to fix them. Check it out