The most interesting and valuable articles of week 11 2019.
Strength Training Articles
Men’s Health outlined Why Ice Baths Can Help You Bounce Back From Tough Workouts, what ice baths are, how to use them, and what they do, and don’t do.
Shredded Sports Science asked Is Muscle Memory Real? Looking at the research on muscle memory, and concluding how this research could be translated into the training practice. Check it out
Power Athlete HQ explained why Quality Coaching Trumps All, the importance of creating buy-in with your athletes.
Elite FTS shared
- Ask Questions, Read, and Ask More Questions, the importance of asking questions and reading for professional development. Also check out the interview with Olympic S & C coach Jorden Bres, who advises asking questions and more questions.
- Training Our Thought Process, why a clear thought-process is important, and how to train it.
- Why Dan Green Focuses on Compound Lifts Over Isolation Lifts, an outline of the benefits of compound lifts and how to use them. Check it out
Breaking Muscle compared Complacency Or Tenacity: It’s As Simple As What You Praise, discussing praising effort vs praising outcome, and the results it leads to.
American Football International gave a good run-down on how to design a strength & conditioning program in the article Strength & conditioning for international American Football teams.
Tony Bonvechio outlined The Only Coaching Skill That Matters, why building relationships are as important as technical competence.
Jeff Nippard discussed Is Dorian Yates HIT (Low Volume) Training Good For Size? Looking at the conflicing study results of low volume training vs high volume training and concluding the best training interventions depending on your choice, hence low volume or high volume. Check it out
YLM Sports Science shared
- The Impact Of Strength Level On Adaptations To Combined Weightlifting, Plyometric, And Ballistic Training, comparing the study results of 2 groups completing different training interventions and the outcomes, and practical applications.
- High Chronic Training Loads And Exposure To Bouts Of Maximal Velocity Running Reduce Injury Risk, a bit counter-intuitive for some people, but higher chronic training loads and exposure to high(er) intensities reduces the injury risk.
Coach Mag UK listed Five Common Strength Training Mistakes, simple and concise advice.
Starting Strength explained the right grip for pressing movements. Check it out
- 4 areas of application for Electrical Muscle Stimulation: Return-to-Play Applications and Strategies.
- What Sprinters Should Be Doing Instead of Hip Thrusts, looking at the research around sprinting and how to improve sprinting, the research on the hip thrust on muscular activation and transfer to sports performance, and discussing valuable alternatives for sprinters, or athletes that want to improve their sprinting.
Tony Gentilcore explained How To Get Your Clients To Work Harder, 5 crucial steps to get your clients to work harder, and as a result, bring them success.
The PTDC outlined What You Can Learn from Planet Fitness, interesting to see the principles, that lead to the success of Planet Fitness, and the lessons learned, that you can apply to your coaching situation.
Redefining Strength demonstrated the 5 Common Mistakes During The Bent Over Row, a really good summary of the most common errors. Check it out
The Bar Bend shared
- The Beginner’s Guide to Getting Started In Powerlifting (Part 2), discussing planning and periodization considerations, and the basics of the big 3.
- also, check out part 1.
- Two Rules Every Powerlifter Should Follow With Accessory Exercises, the goal of accessory exercises, the importance of picking the right exercises and perform them properly.
- Why RPE-Based Programs May Be Better for Women, what RPE training is, how to apply it to your training, gender differences and how they relate to training, and how the RPE can potentially benefit females.
- Hanging Leg/Knee Raise Tutorial, a good overview of the main technical key point of the hanging leg raise. Check it out
- Athletes Who Want to Run Fast Shouldn’t Waste Time With Traditional Leg Curls, and what to do instead.
- how using reaction time and challenging reaction time in the gym can help Connecting the Weight Room to the Field: Small Changes Make a Big Difference.
Juggernaut Training Systems released Sport Performance Pillars | Exercise Classification & Selection, discussing fundamental movement patterns, the athlete’s technical proficiency, and the application of exercise classification based on Dr. Bondarchuk’s work. Check it out
Youth Strength Training Articles
Train Heroic outlined the importance of Sleep For Young Athletes and discussing courses of action for parents, coaches and the athletes themselves.
Stack explained Why Coaching From the Sidelines Will Always Backfire for Sports Parents discussing the role of a sports parent, the do’s and don’ts.
T-Nation asked Is Lifting Safe for Kids? Debunking a few myths around strength training for children, the benefits of strength training for kids, and important training considerations.
Picture Fit explained Why You Need to Track Your Food! (New Science) Lose Weight Effectively By Counting Calories, looking at the latest science of weight loss strategies, food tracking, and habit formation to lose weight. Check it out
The Bar Bend listed 5 Perfect Pre and Post-HIIT Workout Meals, outlining the goal of the pre-workout and post-workout meal, optimal macro distribution, and example recipes.
Renaissance Periodization shared The RP Diet 2.0 | Chapter 12 | Monitoring Body Composition Changes, an outline of body fat benchmarks for different populations, different options to monitor body composition, and recommendations for different training population.
Stack listed 4 Squat Variations That Should Be in Your Training Arsenal, different squat variations for different training goals.
Catalystathletics discussed Push the Knees Out in the Squat? Maybe. When pushing the knees out in the squat is appropriate, and when not. Check it out
Olympic Lifting Articles
Catalystathletics explained A Horrible Bottom Position Doesn’t Make You a Lost Weightlifting Cause, discussing the cases of master lifters face, and how to deal with them.