Article recommendations week #35 2018

The most valuable and interesting articles in week #35 2018

Strength Training Articles

Bayesian Bodybuilding published New science on the optimal training volume: extreme training for extreme gains? presenting some recent studies on training volume and hypertrophic effect and drawing conclusions for the training practice.

PictureFit listed 5 Beginner Gym Mistakes You Need to Avoid! simple, yet effective tips to follow for beginners. Check it out

T-Nation shared

Simplifaster listed

Eric Cressey outlined What Research Can Tell Us About “Super Champion” Athletes the way they think and act, the role of coaches and parents and their unique character traits.

Elite FTS shared

Tony Gentilcore explained Why Introducing New Exercises Can Derail Progress And What To Do About It why variation in choosing new and different exercises isn’t necessary and how you can add variety to your training without changing the exercises.

Jeff Nippard asked

  • What Are The Best Exercises for Muscle and Strength? an outline on how to select the best exercises for each muscle group, the use of compound movements and the application of isolation exercises. Check it out
  • Should You Train & Diet For Your Bodytype? (Ectomorph, Endomorph, Mesomorph) where the different somatypes came from, and the science of different training and nutritional interventions based on somatotypes. Check it out

Youth Strength Training Articles

Stack outlined the importance of understanding the supercompensation principle and how to apply it to training in the article Why Young Athletes Shouldn’t Lift Every Day.

Plyometric Training Articles

The Barbend released Box Jump Ultimate Guide, the correct Box Jump technique, muscular activation, box jump benefits for different populations and set and rep protocols for different training goals.

Squat Articles outlined Don’t Start Your Leg Workout with Squats, I would argue, this approach only holds true for bodybuilding, as explained in the video. However, an interesting thought process, check it out

T-Nation outlined a thought-provoking approach to assess and value squat depth in the article Forget About Squat Depth

Starting Strength shared Fixing the Squat Grip, the starting strength way of holding the bar, grip-width, elbow and wrist position. Check it out

Olympic Lifting Articles 

Catalystathletics explained How To Dip Correctly In The Jerk explaining the mechanics of the dip and the technical key points for a successful Jerk. Check out the explainer video

Juggernaut Training Systems shared Jerk Pillar #4 | The Split, the foot position, weight distribution, shin angle, stance-width, common flaws and how to correct them. Check it out


Deadlift Articles 

Juggernaut Training Systems shared Addressing Weak Points | Deadlift | Off the Floor, the difficulties lifting off the ground in the conventional deadlift and sumo deadlift, and the deadlift variations, that can help the strength off the floor. Check it out