The most interesting and valuable articles of week #6 2020.
Strength Training Articles
Stack explained How to Build Muscle, the 3 main considerations for accelerated gainz.
The Bar Bend explained The Overhead Press | How-To, Mistakes, and Benefits, the correct technical execution, the muscular activation, common technical flaws and how to fix them. Check it out
Fitness Volt listed
- 12 Must-Have Strength Training Programs for Big Gains, the basics of strength training explained. the most popular strength training programs, and how to execute it.
- The 7 Best Grip Variations For Bodybuilding, different grip variations and the right choice of grip for different exercises.
Breaking Muscle outlined different definitions of intensity and how they apply to training in the article Determining Heavy Loads And Understanding Intensity In Weight Lifting.
FightMag released a primer on Rep Tempo Explained what the tempo is, how it is described and how to use it for different training goals.
The Strength Sensei described Considerations to Excel at the Overhead Press, the benefits of Overhead Presses, how to bust plateaus, and Overhead Press variations.
Tony Gentilcore listed 3 Mistakes Intermediate Lifters Make, common mistakes and how to fix them.
Juggernaut Training Systems shared Mesocycle Progressions for Hypertrophy, how to structure your cycles based on the concepts of reps in reserve (RIR), set and reps consideration for the right volume, and important considerations for successful cycle design. Check it out
Boxrox explained the benefits of Presses and different Press variations in the article Bodybuilding Exercises for General Conditioning: Part I – Presses.
Science For Sports outlined a study on hamstring strength and hamstring length to prevent injuries in the article Hamstring strength vs. length: what should be the recovery priority following hamstring injury?
Starting Strength took a deep dive into Programming – Muscles, Models, and Metaphysics, explaining different adaptation models, their shortcomings and how to apply them. Check it out
Youth (Strength) Training Articles
A lot has been discussed in the last decade over early vs late specialisation, the Washington Post shared a practical example of the approach of late specialisation in the article Patrick Mahomes became the NFL’s best quarterback by refusing to specialize in football.
GAA Learning shared a presentation from Des Ryan – Developing Children the Arsenal Way, LTAD (long term athlete development) isn’t very difficult, however, it requires some form of understanding of development, common sense and a dedicated plan to put it into action. Des Ryan explains how they have put it together at Arsenal FC. I definitely like the points of taking the best out of all LTAD approaches and the importance of understanding the asynchronous development of cognitive and psychological development vs biological development. Check it out
The Bar Bend explained Everything You Want to Know About Katrin Davidsdottir’s Diet, how one of the most successful Crossfit athlete structures her diet depending on the training period, discussing macro nutrient distribution, food choices, and the integration of alcohol consumption. Check it out
Bach Performance explained How To Calculate Your Calories To Lose Fat, a simple outline how to calculate your calories and distribute the macronutrients to enhance fat loss.
Picture Fit listed My 3 Favorite Studies and the Big Things I Learned From Them, looking at studies, the relevance of the study design, and the application of these studies. Check it out
Olympic Lifting Articles
Aleksey Torokhtiy explained
- How to Determine Your Snatch Grip Width, a simple and straightforward outline how to find the individual Snatch Grip. Check it out
- How to effectively warm-up for the Power Jerk and Split Jerk, including some heavy Jerks from Aleksey himself. Check it out
Fitness Volt released Hang Clean Exercise Guide: How-To, Muscles Worked, and Variations, what a Hang Clean is, the technical execution, the muscular activation and different varaiations.
Catalystathletics discussed how to Fix Incomplete Hip Extension in the Snatch & Clean, why the complete hip extension is important, the main technical key points, and corrective exercises to address the issue. Check it out
- How to Build Muscle: The 20 Rep Squat Program, what the 20-rep program is, how to execute it, and how to progress over the weeks.
- 8 Squat Secrets CrossFit Athletes should use to Improve Their Lift, how to use different squat variations and training methods to improve your lifts.
T-Nation shared a Tip: How to Squat For a Better Butt, should you tweak your movement execution or not, not sure, but an interesting read.
Squat University outlined The Greatest Deadlift Warm Up Routine. Check it out