The Poliquin Group discussed Are You Compromising Muscle Growth With High-Intensity Circuit Training? a very common question, well answered.
Stack released Contrast Training 101: Every Athlete Should Know This Technique what contrast training is, what it can do for you, what you need to have mastered before using contrast training and training guidelines.
Simplifaster shared insights into Applied Sports Science in Professional Ice Hockey with Eric Renaghan an interview with an NHL Strength & Conditioning Coach, worth reading.
The Bar Bend took a dive into glycogen and discussed
Power Training Articles
Power Athlete HQ shared Fred Hatfield’s Influence On Power Athlete by summarizing a few chapters of his book and explaining his training philosophy. Fred Hatfield has been one of the early influencers of myself as well.
Plyometric Training Articles
Athletics Weekly listed 8 important items on a Plyometric checklist short, concise and good.
Agility Training Articles
Simplifaster asked Are Closed Change of Direction Drills Useful for Developing Agility? a great discussion including what agility is, what influences agility and how this influence unfolds in practice, including an interesting discussion on the closed drill to open drill progression vs the constraints-led approach.
Olympic Lifting Articles
Catalystathletics explained Creating the Optimal Back Arch in Snatch & Clean a truly great article, looking at the normal physiological make-up of the spine and how this applies to the back position during the Olympic lifts.
The Bar Bend shared Box Squat vs Regular Squat – Which Is Best for Your Goals? outlining the unique benefits of each squat variation and the benefits of each squat variation of different ‘populations, such as fitness & general health, powerlifters, weightlifters, etc.
Stack listed 4 Squat Variations Every Athlete Should Know and why they should know them.
Starting Strength explained Hamstrings and The Squat, how the hamstring is involved in the squat, differences between hamstring activation in the Front Squat vs Back Squat. Check out the audio