Article recommendations week #9 2020

The most interesting and valuable articles of week #9 2020.

Strength Training Articles

The Athletic Build listed 3 Simple Rules to Build Muscle Mass, the most important considerations, the best exercises, and workout examples.

Calisthenicmovement outlined a Beginner’s Guide to 6 Pack Abs, what to eat, how to train, and the best exercises. Check it out

T-Nation shared

The Box Rox explained How to Build Muscle and Add Strength Cycles into CrossFit – Wendler 5/3/1, how the 5/3/1 works, and how to integrate it into your training program.

Elite FTS shared

  • The Role of the Gut in Athletic Performance, the gut has received a lot of attention in recent years in the general public, here is an outline how gut health effects human performance.
  • Overhead Press Strip Set, why to use strip sets, and a demonstration how to do it performing an Overhead Press. Check it out
  • Dave Tate Exposes Fitness Hacks, outlining and discussing common fitness hacks and how to bust them. Check it out

Men’s Health described how to find your 1 RM and how to safely test it in the article How Maxing Out Can Help You Train Smarter.

The Bar Bend discussed

Breaking Muscle reviewed predictors of muscular potential, training guidelines for muscular hypertrophy, and the role of strength in hypertrophy. Check it out

Stack listed

Nutrition Articles

Picture Fit listed 4 Reasons Why Your Weight Loss Diet Sucks, discussing the most common problems why progress stagnates. Check it out

Olympic Lifting Articles

Aleksey Torokhtiy outlined Power Jerk Tips, how to progress towards a Power Jerk, the right technical key-points, and an impression from a massive Power Jerk from Aleksey himself. Check it out

Juggernaut Training Systems compared Static vs Dynamic Start, why the start position is crucially important, the difference between a static and dymanic start, the benefits and disadvantages of both variations, and who should use which one. Check it out

Catalystathletics discussed Contact vs No-Contact Muscle Snatch, the differences between the two variations, and what variation to use when. Check it out

Squat Articles

The Box Rox outlined

Deadlift Articles

T-Nation shared Tip: 5 Simple Steps to Better Squats and Deads, discussing breathing, tension in the trunk, breathing Squats and breathing Deadlifts, and adjusting load.

The Athletic Build listed 15 CrossFit Deadlift Workouts That Will Crush You, outlining workout combinations that include the Deadlift.

Highlights of the week

Some of my athletes had really good performances at the Track Cycling World Championships in Berlin last week.

Roy van den Berg, Harrie Lavreysen, Jeffrey Hoogland and Matthijs Büchli won the team sprint, congrats guys!

Sam Ligtlee won the gold medal in the 1-km Time Trial, congrats Sam!

Harrie Lavreysen also captured the World Championship title in the Keirin and the individual sprint. Jefrrey Hoogland placed second in the individual sprint. Congrats Harrie & Jeffrey.