Article recommendations week #12 2017
We have searched the web for the most valuable and interesting articles of week #12 2017
Strength Training Articles
Elite FTS shared How Do You Periodize Intensity Techniques? a solid piece on the different intensity techniques and how to program them.
Lift Big, Eat Big explained how to build good habits by using the Four stages of competence framework in the article The Ultimate Guide To Forming Unbreakable Habits. If you are unfamiliar with the Four stages of competence framework, check out this short explainer video
Juggernaut Training Systems busted another Fitness Myths | Magic Exercises | JTSstrength.com I like how they dissect the common idea, that a slight change in hand position and/or foot position will result in magical outcomes and put into perspective, what to focus on instead. Check it out
Power Training Articles
Stack outlined 3 Ways That Building Strength Will Make You Faster outlining a few adaptations that contribute to higher speed and power levels.
Plyometric Training Articles
Complementary Training shared Plyometric Progression with Coach Wilmot | Part 7 the continuation of contrast training to elicit PAP (post activation potentiation), working on the transfer to a horizontal impulse, 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
If you missed part 6, check it out here
The Bar Bend discussed Romanian Deadlift vs Stiff Leg Deadlift – Differences and Hamstring Benefits good article explaining the diferences of the two often synonymously used terms for two distinct lifts. I have also given my outline in the article
Or watch the short tutorial on the Bending or Hip Hinging Pattern
Back Squat, Front Squat, and Overhead Squat Articles
The Poliquin Group explains Why You Should Always Squat With Your Knees Past Your Toes providing good evidence for their claim.
The Barbell Physio discusses Are Tight Hip Muscles Limiting Your Squat? by looking at the structure of the hip and discussing which muscle group influences the squat most.
Power Clean, Power Snatch, and Olympic Lifting Articles
Catalystathletics discussed How to Fix Powering More Than You Squat the phenomenon, that some athletes and people are able to lift heavier loads in the Power derivatives of the Olympic Lifts, such as the Power Snatch and Power Clean vs the Snatch and the Clean.
Aleksey Torokhtiy shared his famous Tor Complex, a combination of Snatch, Overhead Squat and Snatch balance. Check it out, worth watching
Highlight of the week
We had a few new PB’s this week. Check out
BMX rider Dave van der Burg Back Squatting 240 kg
BMX rider Niels Bensink Cleaning 132.5 kg
BMX rider and silver medallist at the Olympic Games in Rio 2016 Jelle van Gorkom Bench Pressing 110 kg