We have searched the web for the most valuable and interesting articles of week #11 2017
Strength Training Articles
Elite FTS shared WATCH: Nate Harvey — Training and Coaching with the Conjugate Method, an outline how to use the conjugate method with college athletes and the reason why they use the conjugate system. Check it out
Tony Gentilcore discussed Sport Restrictive vs. Sport Specific Exercise: How To Avoid Damaging Our Athletes, even though I am not 100% aligned with all arguments I do like the comprehensive thought process.
Stronglifts updated their article How to Build Muscle Naturally: The Definitive Guide a solid and in-depth piece.
Breaking Muscle offered
- Parenting Strategies For Healthier Kids a great read, not only for parents.
- the benefits of unilateral training in the article The Primacy Of Unilateral Training For Athletes
Looks very similar to the thought process I have outlined in the article Squatting – are all Squatting exercises created equal? 9you need to scroll down, didn’t manage to find the right code for the HTML yet)
Juggernaut Training Systems offered a Hypertrophy Guide for the Chest, featuring the author of Renaissance Periodisation, check out the tutorial
Robertson Training System published The VBT Podcast, using VBT (velocity based training) to improve performace. Listen in
Power Training Articles
Stack outlined how to use a comprehensive contrast training to improve speed and power in the article Use the Litvinov Workout to Increase Speed and Power
Plyometric Training Articles
Complementary Training shared Plyometric Progression with Coach Wilmot | Part 6 this time they continue with contrast training to elicit PAP (post activation potentiation), but unilaterally, check out the video
If you missed part 1, check out here
If you missed part 2, check out here
If you missed part 3, check it out here
If you missed part 4, check it out here
If you missed part 5, check it out here
Stronglifts updated their article How to Deadlift with Proper Form: The Definitive Guide a true ultimate guide.
Back Squat, Front Squat, and Overhead Squat Articles
It’s probably less meant to be a replacement, much rather a valuable add-on to your existing squat variations.
Juggernaut Training System shared a Front Squat Tutorial | JTSstrength.com, great info, check it out
Power Clean, Power Snatch, and Olympic Lifting Articles
Functional Path Training discussed Using Olympic Style Weight Lifting – A perspective outlining the benefits and pitfalls of Olympic Weightlifting movements in the physical preparation of athletes.
Highlight of the week
Muscle & Fitness outlined Sylvester Stallone Nearly Killed Himself With ‘Rocky III’ Diet, sharing an Instagram post, where Stallone outlines the extreme difficulties he went through during the production of the movie. Check out the post
Just for fun… A flashback from Rocky three. Between rounds I would get lightheaded and quite exhausted. I was on a very high protein diet which did not provide Much physical or mental energy. During the period I only ate very small portions of oatmeal cookies made with brown rice and up to 25 cups of coffee a day with honey and a couple of scoops of tuna fish. Sounds incredible right? At the time my body fat got down to 2.9 which is a really dangerous level. I may have looked pretty good on the outside but inside it was very dangerous thing to do. But I wanted the movie to be about change. How people have to adapt to different challenges because if they don't they will be conquered. I will always believe the adaptation is the key to survival and that's what this story was all about … and while, getting smashed by Superstrong,CLUBBER LANG continuously four months of rehearsal plus the fight, tended to wear a person out so I would literally go to the corner between rounds, when I wasn't directing and try to get some blood back into my head so I could carry-on with the complicated fight choreography … It's funny, I never knew this picture existed!
What does that mean?
I guess it gives a great insight into the determination and commitment of Stallone and how hard he worked for his success.