Article recommendations week #15 2017

We have searched the web for the most valuable and interesting articles of week #15 2017

Strength Training Articles

T-Nation shared a Tip: The Scientific Reason Women Need to Go Heavy challenging conventional wisdom on how heavy you need to train.

Exciting to see that StrengthCoach TV is Back  looking forward to getting a few nuggets of wisdom from Mike Boyle, check out the announcement

BroScience revealed 4 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Building Muscle solid and often overlooked facts.

Train Heroic looking at various of a needs analysis and an outline How To Perform A Needs Analysis Before Writing Your Next Program

Fitness & Power compared The Barbell VS Dumbbell Row – Which One Is The Superior One? outlining the benefits and drawbacks of each row variation.

Complementary Training shared

If you missed the previous parts, check part 1 and part 2

Breaking Muscle

Juggernaut Training Systems explained how to grow your back in their article and video Hypertrophy Guide | Back check out the video



Plyometric Training Articles

Advanced Human Performance shared Maximize Performance with Rapid Eccentric Isometrics: The New Plyometric comparing the effects of Rapid Eccentric Isometrics with Plyometrics. If you aren’t sure, what Rapid Eccentric Isometrics are, check out this example video


Muscle & Fitness explained How To Do Box Jumps Like J.J. Watt not the most detailed article, but I like the fact of emphasising technique and safety first.


Deadlift Articles 

T-Nation shared a Tip: Deadlift With a Wide Grip or Snatch-grip Deadlift as a variation to force yourself into a lower start position, check out the video


Adam Pine discusses Flat vs. Round Back Deadlift, why to use it and when. Also, check out Adam Pine’s video tutorial


Back Squat, Front Squat, and Overhead Squat Articles 

Muscle & Fitness explained How To Avoid Back Pain While Squatting solid and useable advice.

The Barbell Physio explained how femur length influences squat mechanics and individual squat style in the article Femur Length And Squat Technique – How Individual Differences Impact Squat Performance

The Bar Bend


Power Clean, Power Snatch, and Olympic Lifting Articles

Catalystathletics explained why you should Quit Thinking About Missing Your Heavy Lifts While You’re Doing Your Light Ones the importance of deliberately using lighter weights to improve on the heavier weights.

Stack outlined 4 Ways to Make Olympic Lifts More Effective for Athletes solid and actionable advice.

Juggernaut Training Systems shared The Weightlifting Triad outlining the three technical components of a successful Olympic Lift.


Highlight of the week

So happy to see my guys winning the silver medal in the team sprint event at the World Championships Track Cycling 2017

and Harrie Lavreysen winning the silver medal in the individual sprint

I am so happy to see Harrie succeed, as he has gone through a long period of injuries and adversity in the last 2 years. Great job Harrie!

Check out some training impressions from Harrie