The most interesting and valuable articles of week #8 2022.

Strength Training Articles

Athlean X discussed How To Perform Reps Vs. Sets, a bit of a strange title, but worth a read discussing low weight & high reps vs high weight & low reps, and what to use when.

Men’s Health explained Why Isolation Exercises Are Essential to Maximize Your Workout Gains, what isolation exercises are and why you need them to maximize muscle growth.

Picture Fit looked at research on Why Fasted Cardio Does More Harm Than Good. Check it out

Stronger By Science asked Does the Interference Effect Get Larger as Training Status Increases? Looking at 27 studies on the topic. Check it out

The Box Rox listed

Generation Iron looked at

  • Contralateral & Pre-Exhaust Training, Explained, what it is, what it can do for yu, and when and how to use it. Check it out
  • the differences between Old School Vs New School Bodybuilding. Check it out

The Poliquin Group outlined How To Increase Your Pulling Power With Stutter Reps, what stutter reps are, and how to use them.

T-Nation listed The 4 Rules for a Big Back, presenting ideas to activate the back muscles and using a variety of grips to target different regions of the back.

Garage Strength shared The Truth About Speed Ladders & Agility Drills, what Speed Ladders can do for you, and what they can’t do. Check it out

Military.com explained Why You Need to Take Days Off When Training, why you need to take days off, and what to do during these days.

Lifting Explained reviewed Jeff Nippard’s Powerbuilding 3, and shared the pros and cons of it. Check it out

Fitness FAQ demonstrated how to learn and master the

  • Human Flag. Check it out
  • Handstand Push-Up. Check it out

Ever wondered how a small country such as Norway can be the most successful country at the (Winter) Olympics? Aspen Institute outlined How Norway Won All That Olympic Gold.

Calistenicmovement explained How To Get Better At Push-Ups, in less than a minute. Check it out

Bodybuilding.com described how to use different intensity zones and trainings to Becoming A Hybrid Athlete. Check it out

Elite FTS discussed a movement tier approach in the article Movement Tiers for Squat and Deadlift Weakness, not only for Squats and Deadlifts.

Power Athlete solved the Hypertrophy Controversy, discussing the biological principles of strength development, complex concepts of human performance, such as rate of force development, compensatory acceleration, hypertrophy, and PAP (post-activation potentiation). Check it out

Lift Big Eat Big listed 10 Best Front Delt Exercises For Mass, the anatomy of the shoulder, the function of the front delts, and the best exercises to target the front delts.

Renaissance Periodization described

  • Advanced Deload Strategies, different deload options, where IMHO, some are better than others. Check it out
  • How To Improve Your Machine Rows For A Bigger Back, and why you need to voluntarily squeeze the end position of the row. Check it out

Youth Strength Training Articles

Elite FTS discussed the use of Escalating Density Training for High School Athletes, what EDT (escalating density training) is, the benefits, and how to do it.

Squat University asked Should Children Lift Weights And Does Weight Training Stunt Growth? If this myth hasn’t been busted more than 3 decades ago, check out this answer.

Plyometric Training Articles

The Bar Bend listed 7 Powerful Benefits Of Plyometric Push-Ups To Help You Go Higher, Further, Faster, the different applications and benefits of the Plyo Push-Up.

Nutrition Articles

T-Nation listed 3 simple guidelines to an Uncomplicated Nutrition: Diet Tips That Never Fail.

Stronger By Science asked Do artificial sweeteners increase appetite, food cravings, or caloric intake at a subsequent meal? What the research on this says. Check it out

Olympic Lifting Articles

The Bar Bend outlined the 5 most common Snatch mistakes and how to fix them in the article Need To Fix Your Snatch? Start By Addressing These Common Errors.

Catalyst Athletics discussed Bar Back Not Head Forward in the Jerk. Check it out

Squat Articles

The Greatist outlined How To Do A Cossak Squat, the technical execution, benefits, and variations of one of the most challenging Squat variations.

Bret Contreras demonstrated how a change in positioning can affect muscular emphasis in the Bulgarian Split Squat. Check it out

Squat University discussed How To Build Strength With The ‘Anderson Squat’. Check it out

  • also check out an impression from our training with 2020ne Olympic champion Roy van den Berg performing an ‘Anderson Squat’
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Deadlift Articles

Squat University demonstrated The Best Deadlift Warm-Up For The Sumo Deadlift, and showed examples of how to push the knees out for an effective Sumo Deadlift. Check it out