Article recommendations week #35 2016

We have searched the web for the most valuable and interesting articles of week #35 2016

Strength Training Articles

Breaking Muscle shared an article on The 5 Pillars of Athletic Training emphasizing the basics of athletic training, lift sprint, train fundamental movement patterns and be conscious about what you are doing.

Mike Boyle answered questions on the topic Static Stretching and how they use static stretching in their training routines. I like Mike Boyle’s common sense approach!

Science For Sport published a great article on Maximum Aerobic Speed (MAS) and its’ application in sports.

Broscience answered How Many Hours Of Sleep Are Vital For Your Muscle Growth the article is good, but the infographic offered with the article is awesome offered 11 Ways To Make Your Workout More Joint Friendly some really good points to prevent your joints.

Robertson Training Systems demonstrated one of their favourite trunk exercise the Leg Lowering


Youth Strength Training Articles

Renaissance Periodization discussed Simple Guidelines on Children Involved in Weight Training offering guidelines for children getting involved in strength training.

Deadlift Training Articles

T-Nation offered a Tip: Find Your Power Position on the Deadlift solid quick tips for the right foot placement in the deadlift.

For those who are interested in in-depth information on the deadlift, read Strengtheory‘s article The Importance of the Lats in the Deadlift

Plyometric Training Articles

Stack published a series of 3 articles on Plyometrics

I really like the articles, as they are summarizing what I have written in the plyometric training articles

Back Squat and Front Squat Articles

Tony Gentilcore discussed When to “Fix” someone’s Squat, a really good discussion on when to fix a squat pattern. I can fully align with Tony Gentilcore’s thought process on don’t fix something that is not broken, but once it’s broken you should fix it.

Fitness & Power offered Six Scientifically Based Facts About Squats And Strength Training a good overview of advantages and disadvantages of different squatting depth.

Muscle & Fitness collected 5 Reasons you need to Squat

Mike Boyle offers advice on how to Converting Front Squat to Rear Foot Elevated Split Squat Mike Boyle argues, that the 1RM Front Squat (if you want to determine the 1RM Front Squat, have a look at the article 4 Methods to Calculate your Front Squat max) is in his experience equal to the 1RM Bulgarian Split Squat / Rear-Foot-Elevated Split Squat.

EliteFTS shared a conversation Off Topic with Dave and Jim — Box Squatting while I don’t align with all points discussed in this video, there are certainly a lot of helpful tips in this video. Enjoy watching!


Power Clean and Power Snatch Articles

ThePTDC discussed Should Your Clients Be Doing the Olympic Lifts? a very good article on using Olympic Lifts or not, as well as offering options if someone should not do Olympic Lifts.

Catalystathletics shared a cue on Foot Movement in the Olympic Lifts: Middle-Top-Middle a great article on cueing where to feel the body weight through the different phases of the lift. However it is worth mentioning, that some people would advise feeling the weight mainly on the heel at the end of the first pull and in the transition (when the bar passes the knees), you feel your body weight mainly on the heel and then it moves into the cycle you described as top-middle.

If you are not familiar with the different phases, have a look at this video and read the article How to do a Power Clean


Highlights of the week

The Strength Sensei Charles Poliquin warns Avoid Scam Artists – Find the Right Mentors offering a few good points on how to find a mentor and what to look for in a mentor. What especially hit home with me was the discussion on people promising results without working for it. Have a look yourself.

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