Article recommendations week #36 2016

We have searched the web for the most valuable and interesting articles of week #36 2016

Strength Training Articles

Stack published 3 articles

Breaking Muscle shared Simple Progression Training – Where Did It Go? looking at progressions, as well as how to balance training and recovery

Science For Sport recommended 8 Must Read Strength & Conditioning books a few of those I would also recommend. shed light on how to Building Muscle: A Scientific Approach summarizing a few of the most important points.

Tony Gentilcore shared good thoughts and important considerations on program design in his article Program Design Consideration For The New Personal Trainer

Eric Cressey offered thoughtful explanations How Lower Body Exercises Can Impact Upper Body Function

T-Nation published two good articles

EliteFTS shared 2 articles

Juggernaut Training published 2 great articles


Youth Strength Training Articles

Nancy Newell gives great advice in her article 3 Laws to Master Coaching Youth Athletes  3 points to keep in mind when training young athletes.


Plyometric Training Articles

Fitness & Power explained  Plyometric Training – Get Stronger and Faster With This Explosive Type Of Training covering the mechanics of plyometric training, the different phases of plyometric training and various practical applications.

Stack showed 3 Explosive Med Ball Exercises for Football Players a good selection of full-body med ball exercises, not only for football players.
Stack also discussed how to Improve Your Vertical With Depth Jumps covering rules for depth jumps and its’ application, as well as considering strength training and power training and discussing the difference between strength training vs power training. For more information on the difference between strength training vs power training have a look at the article Power Training vs Strength Training – what is the difference?


Back Squat and Front Squat Articles

Men’s Health shared an article The Best Squat Variation For Your Quads

I like the Bulgarian Split Squat you can see a few of our training impressions here  but am not sure whether this elevated heel and low tempo are as effective as properly loading it.


Power Clean and Power Snatch Articles

Catalystathletics shared a discussion on a controversial topic Coaching Women: It’s Exactly the Same as Coaching Anyone Else very much a common sense approach I can fully align with.


Highlights of the week

Complementary Training shared insights Planning and Programming Strength Training Using DUP Approach the article is in the members section with paid acces. Mladen definitely knows his stuff on planning and periodization and gives his own spin incorporating ideas from the agile project management process. Worth it!

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