The most interesting and valuable articles of week #50 2019.
Strength Training Articles
Broscience listed Best Bodybuilding Books in 2020 – Top 10 Books To Read, an interesting list including some classical books, and what you can expect from each book.
Bodybuilding.com elaborated What Does It Take to Be a Powerlifter with World Record Holder Robb Philippus, interesting to watch and listen. Check it out
Fitness Volt outlined
- 3 Reasons Why All Bodybuilders Should Try CrossFit, how Crossfit can improve a bodybuilders mobility, flexibility and lifting technique, as well as a different conditioning tool.
- the Best Training Methods For Developing Resilient Rotator Cuffs, the importance of a resilient rotator cuff, the anatomy of the rotator cuff, stretches and exercises.
Breaking Muscle shared Creating A Long-Term Training Plan And Macrocycles, regardless of your training goal, a long-term plan is vital. This article gives an overview how such a plan could look like.
Squat University The Key to Strong & Healthy Shoulders, different turkish get-up variations and how they can help your shoulder health. Check it out
Elite FTS explained
- the Integration of Strength and Power Programming for the Lower Body in Sport Preparation, the rational, exercise selection, velocity zones and how to put the pieces together.
- How to Screw Up Your Posture with the Leg Press, important considerations for leg pressing.
- Dave Tate’s Only Regret While He Was a Competitive Powerlifter, how a dedicated and committed approach to training can lead to challenges in your personal life and family life. Check it out
YLM Sports Science revealed interesting findings on constant pace vs fast start and decreasing pace in HIIT. Check out the infographic
Catalystathletics discused the topic of the Neutral Spine or Pervert Hips? Neutral is Not Straight! The topic of a neutral sine has been popularized in the last years and often led to the confusion that neutral means straight, this video does a good job at outlining what neutral is and what it’s not. Check it out
- The 4 Mandatory Lifting Movements, how to categorize movements, and select the right exercises for each movement category.
- a Question of Strength 60 , the favorite strength-building methods and muscle-building methods, and how to apply them.
FitnessFAQs released Hidden Calisthenics Strength, bodyweight movements and bodyweight movement progressions to increase shoulder strength. Check it out
The Bar Bend shared 3 Great Ways to Improve Your Shoulder Mobility (Not Stability), the difference between mobility and stability, the movements of the shoulder, the importance of shoulder mobility, how to assessit and how to train and improve it.
Live Strong listed 5 Exercises for a Stronger Core That You Didn’t Realize Work Your Abs, compound exercises that work the muscles of the trunk heavily.
Starting Strength discussed the Shortfalls in the Traditional Physical Therapy Approach. Check it out
Youth Strength Training Articles
Stack published An Open Letter to Youth Athletes, what youth athletes should prioritize and why.
Speed Training Articles
Stack outlined My Favorite Speed Drills for Soccer Players, from warming up for speed, mobility considerations over a selection of drills, to putting the pieces together.
Power Training Articles
Breaking Muscle released The Benefits Of Working On Your Explosive Power, what explosive power is, why it matters, and power training movements to add to your training.
Olympic Lifting Articles
Catalystathletics discused Avoiding Burnout in Olympic Weightlifting, how to plan your weeks and overall training to avoid burnout, reduce niggles and increase mental recovery. Check it out
Life Hacker outlined How to Do Front Squats Without Hurting Your Wrists, how to address a common problem during the Front Squat, also check out the article What is a Front Squat that offers further alternatives to hold the bar.
Stack showed The Unconventional Squat Variation That Powers Up App. State Football, it is a bit unconventional, check it out in the video and read the rational in the article.
Shrugged Collective showed The Best Squat Program for Massive Legs and Thick Core – Back Squat 315 x 20 – 20 Rep Back Squat. The 20 rep program is around for many years, here they show one variation of it and how to execute it. Check it out