Article recommendations week #13 2019

The most interesting and valuable articles of week #13 2019.

Strength Training Articles

Fitness Volt listed 12 Must-Have Strength Training Programs for Big Gains, 12 popular strength training programs, what they are, what they do, and how the work.

Shredded Sports Science asked Do Drop Sets Build Muscle? The theory of drop sets, what the science says, and practical application of drop sets for muscular hypertrophy. Check it out

Elite FTS shared

  • the top tips from 7 powerlifters how to Improve Your 1RM Bench Press with These Variations.
  • Jim Wendler’s 2 Minute Conjugate Breakdown, a simple straightforward application of the conjugate training, and how it applies in the most simple forms. Check it out

Tony Gentilcore discussed the question of sport-specificity and other important topics around coaching athletes, with 6 coaches in the article Coach’s Roundtable: Two Things They Should Know.

Simplifaster described how to find The Accurate Identification of Problems, a bit of a philosophical and heavier piece, but definitely good and thought-provoking.

Starting Strength explained How to Find Your Grip Width for the Bench Press with Mark Rippetoe, what the right grip is, and why, and how to find the right grip for the Bench Press. Check it out

Robertson Training Systems listed 7 Tips To Train Around Low Back Pain, 7 useful tips how to train around low back pain, from posture, over stance and plane of movement, to exercise selection and execution.

Juggernaut Training Systems shared an interview with Reese Hoffa, bronze medalist at the London 2012 Olympics in shot put, discussing his journey into shot putting, different coaching philosophies, and how he develops young throwers, he is currently coaching. Check it out

Youth Strength Training Articles

Stack explained How to Cue the Youth Athlete Without Losing Your Mind, why youth athletes need different cues, and 3 tips, when coaching and cueing youth athletes.

Nutrition Articles

The Bar Bend shared Intermittent Fasting 101: A Guide to Benefits, Muscle Gain, and More, the different forms of intermittent fasting, the benefits, and important considerations for fat loss and muscle gain. outlined How to Achieve Lasting Weight Loss | Bill Campbell, PH.D. What should be the expected rate of weight loss per week and why, the research underpinning the rate of weight loss, calorie distribution during a diet, and why it’s necessary to lift weights during a diet. Check it out

Renaissance Periodization shared The RP Diet 2.0 | Chapter 14 | Competition Day Nutrition, the considerations for nutrition on competition day for powerlifting competition, timing, nutrition distribution, hydration, and typical mistakes lifters make. Check it out

Brute Strength released The Fundamentals of High-Performance Nutrition, an interview Brian St. Pierre from Precision Nutrition with an in-depth view on diet and nutrition, mindset and habit formation, nutrition coaching, and the minimal effective dose of dieting. Check it out

Power Training Articles

Men’s Health outlined Your Ultimate Guide to Power Training, what power training is, what it can do for you, and appropriate power training exercises.

Robertson Training Systems explained How To Use Band Resistance To Improve Power And Explosiveness, the benefits of resistance bands and the practical application. Check it out

The BoxRow listed 7 Dead Stop Exercises to Develop Explosive Strength and Power, what dead stop exercises are, and why they are a good tool to develop power.

Speed Training Articles

Simplifaster discussed Racers vs. Trainers: Does Maximal Speed Work Always Maximize Results? Answering, if you should train at maximal speed to get faster, and the difference at training at actual speed vs perceived speed for best results.

Train Heroic shared The Truth About Speed and Agility Training, discussing the basic speed and agility requirements, frequent questions regarding speed and agility, and effective program design.

Squat Articles

Breaking Muscle explained why The Rack Position Deserves Your Time, why it takes time to learn the rack position, and why you should take the time to learn the rack position. Also, check out the additional explainer video

Men’s Health

Makes you ask the question does he look the way he looks because of his training, or in spite of his training…

Jeff Nippard described How To Front Squat: Build Bigger Quads & A Stronger Squat, the biomechanics of the Front Squat, muscular activation, the different Front Squat grip variations, stance width, squat depth, movement execution, and common technical flaws during the Front Squat. Check it out

Olympic Lifting Articles

Breaking Muscle explained why The Split Style Isn’t Dead, what the split style is, the benefits of the split and the target population, that can benefit from split snatches and split cleans.

Starting Strength released Learning to Squat Clean with Mark Rippetoe, how to learn the full Clean, starting from the Power Clean, and progressing towards the full lift in Rippetoe style. Check it out

The Bar Bend listed 4 Reasons Why Everyone Should Try Using Hook Grip, outlining how to do the hook grip correctly, the benefits of the hook grip, but also the potential drawbacks of the hook grip.

Zack Telander explained Olympic Lifting for Athletic Performance | The Power Snatch, why the Power Snatch is important for athletes, and a series of exercises to learn the Power Snatch technique. Check it out

Deadlift Articles

Elite FTS discussed Conventional or Sumo? Or Both? How to decide why one is best and/or how to integrate both, based on the lifter’s and the coach’s experience. shared Deadlift 101: Execution & Building Strength | Johnnie Jackson & Josh Bryant, the technical execution, common technical flaws, equipment, deadlift cues, how to train for different goals and how to master the mental game of the deadlift. Check it out