Article recommendations week #12 2019

The most interesting and valuable articles of week #12 2019.

Strength Training Articles

Men’s Health explained Want Massive Size and Strength Gains? Try the Texas Method. What the texas method is, as popularized by Rippetoe, the benefits of the texas method, and how to apply it.

T-Nation listed The 7 Most Important Lifts, and the reason, why they are most important.

Box Rox outlined

Jeff Nippard described Why You Should STRETCH Between Every Set From Now On, looking at recent research results, that indicate you should include stretching in your routine if you are interested in muscular hypertrophy. Check it out

Elite FTS shared

  • Troubleshooting Strength Injuries: How to Autoregulate, the use of auto-regulation when dealing with injuries, the common bottlenecks and how to apply it effectively.
  • The Two Variables That Change It All: Load and Speed, how to manipulate these variables for maximum success in athletes at the different stages of their athletic life span. I definitely like the analogy, the dynamic effort can be represented as F=m*A, and the maximum effort can be represented as F=M*a (and the repetition effort can be represented F=m*a).
  • Is an Exercise Science Degree Worth It? Discussing the value of a degree, alternative apporaches to obtain the necessary knowledge. Check it out
  • Jim Wendler’s 5 Training Core Values, outlining the core values, from starting light, over slow progression, exercise selection, setting PR’s and balancing training, and why they are important. Check it out

Train Heroic described the importance of A Beginner’s Mindset, and why you need to be open to learning and understanding in order to make continuous progress.

The Bar Bend explained

Breaking Muscle outlined

Power Athlete HQ discussed the importance of self-awareness in the article Battling Your Own Bullshit: The Moment a bit of a philosophical piece, but definitely good.

Youth Strength Training Articles

Simplifaster explained What Strength Coaches Should Know About Physical Education, important lessons when teaching and training young athletes.

Nutrition Articles listed 3 Reasons Fasted Cardio Doesn’t Work | Darryn Willoughby, Ph.D. Why the catabolic phase of fasted cardio is problematic, and suitable alternatives Check it out

Picture Fit asked Does Eating Fat Make You Fat? The role of the 3 different macro-nutrients, and looking at what the research says. Check it out

The Bar Bend Are High Protein Diets Bad for the Kidneys? What is a normal protein intake vs high protein intake, what the studies say, and practical recommendations to find the right amount of protein to consume. Check it out

Renaissance Periodization shared The RP Diet 2.0 | Chapter 13 | Special Diet Circumstances, how to adjust your nutrition to increased daily training frequency, adjust it to different sporting demands, and special considerations for pregancy. Check it out

Power Training Articles

Men’s Health explained How You Should Use Medicine Balls In Your Workouts, the benefits of med balls, the practical training application, and example exercises.

Squat Articles

Breaking Muscle covered Thoracic Mobility: Chest Up When You Squat, a common issue when squatting, limited thoracic mobility, and how to fix it. Check it out

Dr. John Rusin outlined The Science of Finding the Perfect Squat Stance, why squat stances can differ by individual, outlining the different squat stances, and how to find the right squat stance.

The Strength Athlete discussed Low Bar or High Bar? an interesting point of view to determine the right bar position for you. Check it out

Olympic Lifting Articles

Aleksey Torokhtiy outlined

  • the Technique Evolution in Olympic Weightlifting in the last 100 years, an interesting read.
  • The Snatch Manual / Crossfit Open 19.4, a really interesting, and illustrative outline of the Snatch technique, and the training progressions. Check it out

Simplifaster shared What I Learned from Al Vermeil on Weightlifting, Part 3, an in-depth outline of the use of Olympic Lifts and derivatives in the development of athletes. Also, check out part 1 and part 2. It’s worth mentioning, that Al Vermeil was the strength & conditioning coach for the legendary Chicago Bulls team in the late 80’s and 90’s.

Zack Telander explained a common technical flaw in the Snatch Technique: Fixing the Jump Forward, why it occurs, and a few corrective exercises to fix this problem. Check it out

Catalystathletics asked How Fast Should the First Pull Be? Snatch & Clean Technique, an outline of the optimal speed of the first pull, why the first pull is slower than the second pull, and how to modulate the forces in the first pull with lower intensities. Check it out

Deadlift Articles

Tony Gentilcore outlined a Complete Deadlift Warm-Up, using a combination of drills to train the hinge or bending pattern and activation drills for the trunk to be prepared for the deadlift.