The most interesting and valuable articles of week #51 2020.

Strength Training Articles

Fitness Volt listed 15 Best Barbell Bench Press Variations, the different variations, and how to execute them.

Renaissance Periodization discussed Pre-Exhaust Training for Hypertrophy, what pre-exhaustion is, how to use it and the possible mechanisms why it leads to muscle growth. Check it out

Fitness & Power outlined 6 Tips For Improving Your Overhead Press, simple, yet straight-forward and essential tips.

Breaking Muscle discussed Mapping Out Muscle Gain, how train to build the most muscle possible, what anabolic resistance is and why you should change your training strategy to keep growing. Check it out

Elite FTS described the importance of compliance in the article Compliance is the Science.

FitnessFAQs explained how to train the rotator cuff effectively and the most common mistakes. Check it out

Stack explained How to Treat Shin Splints, the possible reasons for shin splints, and how to treat them.

Thibarmy discussed common questions and whether they are a fact or myths. Check it out

Calisthenicmovement asked Are Muscle Ups Overrated? Discussing the pros and cons of the Muscle Up, and whether they are a valuable exercise. Check it out

Healthline listed The 10 Best Fitness Trackers for 2021, the best trackers including their pros and cons.

Starting Strength asked Why Barbells to Get Bigger and Stronger? Discussing why the barbell gets you bigger and stronger. Check it out

Nutrition Articles

Renaissance Periodization shared

  • Gaintaining For Best Results, what maintaining is, the claims why it should work, does it really work, and best practices. Check it out
  • Fat Loss Periodization, why you need to periodize for fat loss, the necessity for maintenance phases, and a sample periodization structure. Check it out

Olympic Lifting Articles

Aleksey Torokhtiy discussed the differences between the Snatch vs Clean, a detailed look at the biomechanical and technical differences between these two lifts.

Squat Articles

Stack shared Dumbbell Squat 101: A How-To Guide, how to perform the exercise, typical technical flaws and how to correct them.

Squat University discussed How to Squat For Your Anatomy, how to find the right squat stance for a deep squat. Check it out

T-Nation shared

  • a Tip: The New Sissy Squat, an interesting variation using the landmine to support the Sissy Squat. Check out the examples

Life Hacker showed a creative way to build squat stances in the article I Built These DIY Squat Stands and They Actually Work.

Deadlift Articles

T-Nation shared The Deadlift: One Barbell, No Weak Points, outlining simple accessory exercises to address the most common sticking points .

Men’s Health listed 10 Deadlifts You Can Do With Just a Pair Dumbbells, different Deadlift variations outlined.

Squat University discussed Deadlifting With Back Pain, going through the process of evaluating where they pain originates from and how to fix it. Check it out