Article recommendations week #1 2019

The most valuable and interesting articles in week #1 2019

Strength Training Articles

Fitness & Power outlined How Does Sleep Deprivation Affect Your Health and Performance, what sleep deprivation is, and the negative consequences of sleep deprivation.

Picture Fit showed the top 5 tips for 2019, how to change your behavior, the importance of a training partner, and accountability, nutrition basics and how to apply the 80 / 20 rule to training. Check it out

Shrugged Collective listed 5 Ways to Build Sexy “Side Abs” – Side Bend Variations, different variations of side bends, with different equipment, and in different positions. Check it out

Men’s Health shared The Beginner’s Guide to Powerlifting outlining the competition format, how to train for a powerlifting competition and an example powerlifting workout.

Jeff Nippard described The Best Way To Do Pull Ups For A Wide Back, the muscular anatomy of the back muscles, discussing pull-ups vs pull-downs, adding weight on the pull-up, different grips, technical execution, and common errors and technical flaws, and how to fix those. Check it out

Breaking Muscle explained released a technique tutorial on How To Do The Lying Triceps Extension Exercise, outlining muscular activation arm positioning, equipment, and different variations of the technical execution. Check it out

The Bar Bend listed The 7 Most Epic Strength Feats and Performances of 2018 a mix from olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, crossfit, and strongman performances.

Starting Strength described the Starting Strength Coach Development Program, announcing the launch of the Starting Strength coach development program, which is designed to prepare future starting strength coaches. Check it out

NBC News outlined The top 2019 fitness trends — and how to incorporate them into your workouts, remote training and technology will play an even bigger role.

Train Heroic discussed a topic, that is not often talked about, mental challenges amongst athletes and coaches in the article Coach as Counselor Part 2 – Helping Professional and Competitive Athletes Break the Taboo of Mental Health Issues a great outline is provided by Niek Kimmann, how he explains, that he reached all the goals he ever had, and even more than that, at the age of 20, and he started to ask himself the question ‘So, what’s next.’

Elite FTS listed

  • Top 5 Lessons I’ve Learned as a Coach an interesting read, that goes past technical coaching skills and emphasizes the need and use of soft skills.
  • the top tips to How To Get Rid of Bicep Tendonitis, from elbow sleeves, training adjustments, training and planning considerations, and effective warm-up considerations. Check it out

Simplifaster provided a comprehensive approach to designing a strength & conditioning program for ice hockey in the article Skating Speed and Rotational Power Development with Kevin Neeld.

Nutrition Articles

There’s a new magic diet in town, the super diet. The super diet is based on super proteins, like eggs, salmon and lean meat, super carbs like oatmeal and whole grain, and super fats from nuts, oils, and fatty fishes. Read more about the super diet in Men’s Health article Here’s Everything to Know About the Super Metabolism Diet.

The Greatist listed 6 Mistakes Every Keto Beginner Makes (and How to Avoid Them) for everyone who wants to try the ketogenic diet, should keep these points in mind, especially number 1 & 4.

T-Nation shared

Renaissance Periodization shared The RP Diet 2.0 | Chapter 3| Macronutrients, outlining the different macronutrients, the function of each macronutrient, the relative importance of macronutrients, different quantity recommendations depending on sport and training goal. Check it out

Plyometric Training Articles

Stack explained Why Every Athlete Should Train Single-Leg Jumps, the unique benefits of unilateral jumps, comparing unilateral and bilateral jumps, and an example of potential exercises.

Olympic Lifting Articles

Breaking Muscle analyzed the new categories in Olympic Weightlifting and what that means for future competitions in the article The New Weightlifting Categories: An Early Assessment.

Juggernaut Training Systems discussed

  • the possible reasons for Bar Crashing, a common weightlifting problem, and corrective exercises to avoid the bar crashing down. Check it out
  • the reasons why some athletes can Power Clean more than they Clean, and Power Snatch more, than the full Snatch, and corrective exercises to fix this issue. Check it out

Setanta College breaks down the basic techniques of the Clean, Snatch and Jerk for aspiring strength & conditioning coaches in the article Olympic Weightlifting 101 – The Clean, Jerk and Snatch.

Zack Telander outlined

  • how to coach athletes to get into a full Snatch position, and drop under the bar faster. Demonstrating the most common problems, and teaching progressions. Check it out
  • ZT Snatch Progression and Warm Up, how to effectively warm-up, how to warm-up different movement patterns and muscle groups, and different warm-up complexes. Check it out

Squat Articles 

Elite FTS showcased how to Improve Your 1RM Squat with These Variations, success stories of different athletes that improved their 1RM squat and how they got there.

Juggernaut Training Systems discussed Addressing Weak Points in the Squat – the Weak Back, how to identify the weak back, compared to the legs and corrective exercises to fix this imbalance. Check it out

Deadlift Articles 

Alan Thrall asked “Why Is Your Deadlift Stance So Narrow?” outlining the relation between grip width and deadlift stance. Check it out