Unfortunately I don’t seem to have the gene mutation that allows me to sleep less…
Speed Training Articles
Mike Boyle at the Strengthcoach reviewed and recommends the book Speed is What We Need as one of the best resources for speed development.
Stack explained Improve Your Hip Mobility to Sprint Faster a great overview how to implement hip mobility drills into your speed training warm-up.
Back Squat, Front Squat and Overhead Squat Articles
Men’s Journal explained This Is Why You Can’t Squat Heavy embracing the idea, that if you are not progressing in the squat it can be due to flawed technique or mobility issues.
Barbend published a great article on assessing the Back Squat technique of a high bar Back Squat Assess High Bar Back Squat Form to Benefit Your Gains
Stack explained the 3 different variations on how to hold the bar in a Front Squat in their article A Guide to Different Front Squat Grips
Breakingmuscle shared a great tutorial on the Single Arm Overhead Squat with a Kettlebell in the article Grade Your Mobility With Kettlebell Overhead Squats
The Barbell Physio asked Is Your Upper Body Holding Your Squat Back? explaining the relation between shoulder mobility and thoracic spine mobility and squat performance.
The Barbell Rehab explained You Don’t Need to Toe Touch to Deadlift Safely using the assessment of the movement of the Deadlift helps to clarify with this myth.
Tony Gentilcore shared The Beginner’s Checklist For Deadlift Badassery a solid overview of the basics of a Deadlift, how to teach and train them.
Power Clean, Power Snatch, and Olympic Lifting Articles
I find it interesting to see the shift how Olympic Weightlifting starts to receive recognition, Shape‘s article Beyond Awesome Benefits of Olympic Weightlifting addresses the benefits of Olympic Weightlifting movements for women to reach their fitness goals. Unfortunately some of the supporting pictures show some improper form and not the right use of equipment.
Breakingmuscle pours oil in the fire of the ‘Olympic Lifting debate’ and asks the question Do You Really Need Weightlifting? a good discussion and some good arguments. However, my point of view is, if you dominate the technique of the Olympic Lifts it will give you the biggest bang for your buck, if you don’t dominate the technique you will loose all your bucks.
Highlights of the week
One of my athletes Matthijs Büchli, silver medallist at the Keirin event at the Rio Olympic Games 2016 set a new track record at the 6 Days Race in Rotterdam, great achievement!
Check out the video!