Article recommendations week #17 2018

The most valuable and interesting articles in week #17 2018

Strength Training Articles

The Bar Bend outlined Barbell Shoulder Press & Military Press – Muscles Worked, Benefits, and Sport Considerations the unique benefits of the Shoulder Press / Military Press, the correct Shoulder Press / Military Press technique and who benefits most from the exercise.

Elite FTS discussed

Simplifaster asked Do Your Athletes Have an Explosive Strength Deficit? what the dynamic strength index (DSI) is, how to assess the DSI and how to use the DSI.

Stack explained how to Use Velocity-Based Training to Get More Out of Your Athlete Assessments what VBT (velocity-based training) is, how to use VBT in assessments and appropriate exercise selection for VBT testing.

Elite Track outlined the importance of the Olympic Lifts for throwers in track & field in the article Shoot for the Starr. The Big Three – Revisited

Starting Strength explained the importance of Strength for the Prevention of Injuries, in a true Rippetoe style, whether you like it or not, however, you can’t argue with the content and common-sense. Check out the audio

Nutrition Articles

Diet breaks as a help to weight loss? It sounds counter-intuitive, however, Picture Fit looked at the research behind Diet Breaks: Helps You Lose Weight? with interesting findings. Check it out

Power Training Articles

Stack explained how to Tweak Your Strength Training to Become a More Reactive, Explosive Athlete listing 3  different power training methods for enhanced power expression.

Olympic Lifting Articles 

Catalystathletics explained

Zach Tealander explained how to Fix Your Feet!  in the start position of the Clean and Snatch, discussing different start positions, and which start positions work for which athlete and corrective exercises to fix your footwork. Check it out

Juggernaut Training Systems explained Scientific Principles of Weightlifting | Individual Differences, outlining the relative importance of inter-individual (differences between taller vs smaller lifters, heavier vs lighter lifters, male vs female lifters,  technical proficiency and lifestyle) and intra-individual differences (mainly age and training age). Check it out

Squat Articles 

Men’s Health explained How to Perfect the Pistol Squat in 5 weeks, I do like the exercise progressions from week to week.

Train Heroic outlined How to Develop Your Own Leg Training Approach from training goals, over exercise selection, planning and periodization and ultimately the transfer to sport.

The Bar Bend shared

Jeff Nippard discussed the ever-present question Should The Knees Go Past the Toes in the Squat? outlining the origination of the possible idea, and engaging into a more nuanced discussion of knee positioning in the squat movement and looking at the main principles of proper squat mechanics. Check it out

Deadlift Articles

T-Nation shared a Tip: Landmine Sumo Deadlift because the weight is literally between your legs and you don’t have to get it past your knees, it’s a great exercise to learn the movement pattern of the Deadlift. Check it out

Alan Thrall outlined an effective Deadlift cue ‘Chest Up, Hip Up’ to help you to get in the right start position and avoid the common flaw of dropping the hip. Check it out

Juggernaut Training Systems shared Sumo Pillar #4 | Patience Off the Floor a follow-up on last week’s post Sumo Pillar #3 | Tightness in the Start Position, how to remain patient in the start as a critical factor in the Sumo Deadlift, and the right muscular sequencing pattern for a successful Sumo Deadlift. Check it out