Article recommendations week #19 2018

The most valuable and interesting articles in week #19 2018

Strength Training Articles

Picture Fit listed 3 Signs Your Workout Plan Isn’t Working (Beginner’s Guide), reasons why your program might not work for you and what you can do against it. Check it out

Stack explained Why Endurance Athletes Need to Lift Heavy Weights for injury prevention, as well as for performance improvements.

Dr. John Rusin shared The Perfect Training System To Get Brutally Strong how to apply the Westside Barbell method to increase your strength levels.

Elite FTS shared another elitefts Core Values — Strength, what strength is, why it is a core value and how you can see this core value in action. Check it out

Train Heroic listed 6 myths about strength training in the article Busting 6 Common Strength Training Myths I do like the explanations why these are myths.

The Bar Bend explained

The article definitely does a good job in outlining the unique benefits of this exercise and who can benefit from it.

T-Nation listed 6 Lifting Principles You Can’t Ignore I do like the simplicity and importance of the principles, as well as they are really practical applied.

Bodybuilding named the 3 Reasons Why You Should Eliminate Rest Days take it with a grain of salt, I probably won’t align with all ideas, however, challenging one’s own beliefs and thought-processes is never a bad thing. Check it out

Tony Gentilcore outlined one of his rules for his clients Earn Your Curls the role and importance of biceps curls in a training program.

Eric Cressey listed 5 Important Lessons on Balance Training a definitely great read and explanation of balance vs stability and the relation between static balance and dynamic balance. I wish I had this information when I was a young S & C coaches developing in a time, where standing on one leg one unstable surface and reaches in different planes were told to be the most important skills for every athlete to master before doing anything else.

Shrugged Collective shared The Bledsoe Show — Max Shank: Athleticism Makes Life Easier, what athleticism is, and why it makes your life easier. Check it out

Nutrition Articles

The Bar Bend followed up on the posts of last week about what glycogen is and the symptoms of glycogen depletion with an outline how Intermittent Fasting affects Glycogen Depletion

Breaking Muscle discussed

Fitness & Power busted 5 Biggest Myths About Eating Fat answered Caffeine consumption: how much is safe? a really good outline of acceptable doses of caffeine consumption and the different serving sizes of different drinks.

Power Training Articles

Elite Track outlined Testing Explosive Strength – Shot Putting a really good piece of the application of power testing.

T-Nation shared a Tip: Master the Deadlift Jump how to use a more hip-dominant jump to develop power.

Speed Training Articles

Simplifaster explained

Olympic Lifting Articles 

Catalystathletics explained

Zach Telander outlined how to Start Strong (Finding the proper posture from the start), inspired by the article from Catalystathletics shared in last week’s article recommendation about Creating the Optimal Back Arch in Snatch & Clean following up with some practical examples of Olympic Weightlifters and how they create a strong back position to enable them to lift the highest loads. Check it out

Deadlift Articles

T-Nation shared a Tip: Deadlift – Tripods vs. Elf Slippers the right foot position for big Deadlifts.

Breaking Muscle outlined Which Deadlift Is Right For Your Body Type? discussing the relation of body proportions and which type of Deadlift you should choose.

Omar Issuf showed The BEST Deadlift Advice From A World Record Deadlifter (Ft. Calgary Barbell) why a slow pull from the ground will result in a bigger Deadlift. Check it out