We have searched the web for the most valuable and interesting articles of week 29 2016
Strength Training Articles
EliteFTS shared an interesting article on Which Way Should S&C Go? debating different viewpoints on where the profession might be heading in the future, looking at current trends.
TheBarbellPhysio listed the Top 5 Youth Athlete Strength Training Considerations emphasising the need for mastering techniques, developing movement competencies and preparing the young athletes for the demands to come.
This one aligns pretty well with the video and content presented further down in the Highlights of the week.
Performance360 outlined well-presented fact on 9 Benefits of Strength Training for Women
ScienceForSport presented the basic facts about HRV (heart rate variability) what it is, how it effects performance, the current state of the research and future research directions.
EricCressey shared valuable Random Thoughts on Sports Performance Training I especially like the point 1 and 3, emphasizing taking your time with younger athletes to develop technique and understanding the strength demands for the sport you are training for and the position within this sport.
Bodybuilding.com offered a trick to Gain 10 Percent More Power In Seconds! This trick actually works, but like with all these things it doesn’t work forever and the returns will diminish quickly so use it wisely. This example below could be one example how to use this combination explained in the article, a Clean Pull from the ground followed by a Power Clean from the blocks or rack.
Plyometric Training Articles
AboutSports outlined 5 Strength Training & Plyometric Methods to Improve Rebounding emphasising the need of squatting, weighted jumps, plyometrics (plus pulling strength and trunk control) to improve Rebounding in Basketball. The example below shows how such a combination of squatting (Front Squat) and plyos (drop jumps) can look.
Back Squat and Front Squat Articles
T-Nation shared a great Build a Savage Squat: The 5 Best Methods which is a great collection of methods, I think a differentiated look is needed, which of the five methods to use when. For example, the Reverse Band Squat would be the method of choice if the athlete wants to get accustomed to a higher weight on his shoulders, as well as a strategy of accommodating resistance for an exercise with an ascending strength curve.
AndrewHeming.com discussed How to Fix Hip Shift in the Squat a really good and complete article diagnosing different causes for a hip shift and providing the appropriate interventions.,
ScienceForSport shared another infographic from YLMSportScience presenting the results of a 6-week intervention comparing the results of performance indicators following a Front Squats training vs following a Hip Thrust based training.
Power Clean and Power Snatch Articles
Catalystathletics offered a valuable coaching cue for the Snatch or Power Snatch in the article Hips Forward & Up In The Snatch… You Can’t Be Great Without It and how to fix a common flaw in the Split Jerk Fixing A Common Split Jerk Recovery Error I guess it depends very much of the experience of the athlete, what I have found with probably lesser experienced athletes is the recovery from the back foot as an area that needs to be addressed early on.
This video shows the forward upward movement of the hip well, in the dumbell single-arm Power Snatch.
Highlights of the week
In the article recommendation of week #26 I presented the first part of the documentary from Pyrros Dimas, this week the second part has been released and it actually start off with the moment I mentioned from the Sydney Olympics in 2000 where he bounced back from being almost out of the competition to claiming his third Olympic gold medal.