Article recommendations week #25 2018

The most valuable and interesting articles in week #25 2018

Strength Training Articles

Athlon Sport explained how to Get in fighting shape with tips from the UFC Performance Institute a simple, straight-forward outline why an MMA fighter needs to balance strength, speed, and stamina, coupled with the right nutrition and recovery to perform at the highest level.

Stack listed 3 Powerful Phrases to Remodel Your Athletic Mindset I definitely do love their points of looking differently at failure and the application of discipline.

Jeff Nippard discussed

  • Training Volume & Hypertrophy: How Much Do You Need?  an interview with Dr Mike Israetel on the topic of different types of volumes to make your muscles grow. Check it out
  • How Muscle Memory Works & How To Use It To Build Muscle (Science Explained), discussing what the ‘phenomenon’ of muscle memory is, the physiological principles for muscle memory and the science behind muscle memory. Check it out

YLM Sports Science shared an informative infographic on the important Considerations For The Periodization Of Recovery. Check it out

Simplifaster discussed

Fitness & Power shared Behind The Scenes Of Pumping Iron footage, giving a yet another interesting insight into the personality and mindset of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Must watch

Elite FTS shared the New Rules for Being a Strength Coach by outlining 10 steps to follow and live by.

Tony Gentilcore outlined Face Pulls: Do Them Right, Do Them Often what Face Pulls are, why you should do them, especially for throwing sports and hitting sports, the most common technical flaws and how to correct them.

The Bar Bend discussed Fasted Cardio for Strength Training: Pros and Cons a good outline of consideration, if you should do fasted cardio or not, as well as the benefits and disadvantages to guide you through the decision-making process.

Coach Mag UK explained The One Fitness Tip You Shouldn’t Ignore: Act Your Training Age understanding what training age is, and especially the training related to the activity you are doing is absolutely crucial. What do I mean by that? It’s not so uncommon for a Strength & Conditioning Coach to work with an athlete who performed a sport for 10 years but has never devoted any time to physical training. Hence his or her training for a particular sport can be 10 years, whilst the training age of physical preparation is 0 years.

Cycling Weekly answered ‘How do cyclists get big legs?’ – you asked Google and we’ve got the answer a simple, but good overview of what cyclists do in the different cycling disciplines. I guess I could add a cent or two to this discussion.

Unfortunately the legs are slightly cut-off, however, you can still get a feel of the size of their quads from this picture.

Juggernaut Training Systems discussed What Makes A Good Coach?, the hard skills and the soft skills a coach needs. Check it out

Youth Strength Training Articles

Stack explained why Simplicity Is Always the Key When Strength Training Young Athletes following the advice of Antoine de Saint-Exupery ‘Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.’

Power Training Articles

Power Athlete HQ shared Medball Training 101 the purpose of med ball training, different exercises and the implementation into your training plan.

Stack explained Why Your ‘Foot Strike’ Is Key to Throwing Harder (and 5 Tips on How to Improve It) emphasizing the fact, that the forces need to be effectively transferred from the ground up and how to train for it.

Squat Articles

Starting Strength explained “Enhanced” Tactile Cueing with Mark Rippetoe, an interesting approach to tactical cueing, definitely debatable, but worth checking out


Olympic Lifting Articles 

Catalystathletics discussed How Much Should/Can You Compete in Weightlifting? every sport has its’individual demands and therefore specific requirements on the competitive schedule. This article looks at the specifics of Olympic Weightlifting and the frequency and volume of competition.

All Things Gym shared some training impressions from one of the most impressive contemporary lifters Lasha Talakhadze “Heavy” Training (200kg Snatch!) before 2018 European Championships

Deadlift Articles 

Breaking Muscle listed 5 Rules To Deadlift By simple, but effective advice.

T-Nation shared a Tip: Tension and the Paused Deadlift a variation of the Deadlift to work on your individual sticking point and the appropriate loading scheme for the Paused Deadlift. Check it out