Article recommendations week #22 2018

The most valuable and interesting articles in week #22 2018

Strength Training Articles

The Bar Bend shared

Elite FTS released

  • Rethinking Discipline: How I Stay ‘Motivated’ discussing the role of motivation and discipline, reminds me of the John Maxwell quote “Motivation gets you going, but discipline keeps you growing. That’s the Law of Consistency. It doesn’t matter how talented you are. It doesn’t matter how many opportunities you receive. If you want to grow, consistency is key.”
  • RANT: Stick with the Program if you can stick to the video despite, the constant swearing, the essence and message are quite good.

Tony Gentilcore listed 5 Quick Tips To Increase Strength not all of those tips are created equal, but definitely a good thought-provoking read.

Stack discussed Should Athletes Train With Equipment Like Weight Belts, Lifting Straps and Knee Wraps? a good and nuanced discussion of how, when and why to add certain equipment to an athlete.

Starting Strength shared Investigating Barbell Training with Dr. Iwan Nantschev, a general practitioner from Germany discussed the benefits of strength training for his patients. Check it out

Simplifaster explained An Objective Biomechanics Model for Better Program Design a great in-depth article, I like the idea of exercise classification and using kinetics and kinematics to design training programs.

T-Nation listed The 7 Training Rules of the 21st Century whilst some of the rules are debatable, I do like the thought process.

Jeff Nippard looked at 12 studies in order to execute The Most Effective Science-Based Leg Workout, discussing exercise selection, squat depth, the butt-wink, bi-lateral vs uni-lateral exercises and rep ranges. Check it out

Youth Strength Training Articles

Elite FTS  outlined Strength Training for Youth Athletes — The Youth Physical Development Model in Early Sport Specialization how to apply strength training principles and align those principles with the characteristics of maturation.

Nutrition Articles

Jeff Nippard asked How Does Alcohol Impact Fat Loss, Muscle & Testosterone? What The Science Says, looking at the science on the influence of alcohol on fat loss, muscle growth and does alcohol actually negatively affect your hormonal environment? Interesting answers, check it out


Speed Training Articles

Simplifaster shared an in-depth article how to analyse sprinting technique with The ALTIS Kinogram Method, what a kinogram is, how to develop your own kinogram and how to use it to analyze techniques, not only sprinting technique.

Squat Articles

TVNZ published some rare footage of the All Blacks training in the video Watch: All Blacks front rowers squat about 200kg in a brutal gym workout, check it out

T-Nation shared

Alan Thrall explained how to Fix The Good Morning Squat – High Bar – Pivot Blocks, a very common problem in the Back Squat, and a good approach to fix this problem. Check it out

Juggernaut Training Systems shared Front Squat Pillar #3 | The Feet Set-up, what is the right distance between the feet, toes pointing out or parallel, foot pressure, and do you do the Front Squat for developing your legs or do you use the Front Squat to improve the recovery of your Clean. Check it out

Olympic Lifting Articles 

Catalystathletics outlined

Juggernaut Training Systems outlined the important characteristics of Receiving the Bar in the Snatch and the Clean in order to maximize the weight you can lift. Check it out