Article recommendations week #39 2016

We have searched the web for the most valuable and interesting articles of week #39 2016

Strength Training Articles

Breakingmuscle discussed The Power of Intention a really interesting piece on intention and the importance of intention. showed 5 Movement Upgrades You Can Use Today whilst I am not fully convinced with regards to the selection of movements, I do like the fact to ‘upgrade’ a movement by adding complexity to it.

Broscience offered great advice Why You Need to Sleep for Muscle Growth & Optimal Testosterone Levels explaining how sleep influences the hormonal environment, which is not only important for building muscles, but also for developing strength and explosiveness.

Greatist showed an interesting infographic on how to hack common sleep problems in the article This Handy Graphic Has Instant Fixes for the Most Common Sleep Problems

Power Athlete HQ provided an in-depth piece on the Primal Movement Execution Of The Lunge going through posture, movement execution, different variations, but have a look yourself

Fitness and Power shared

EliteFTS shared their interesting thoughts on conjugate training and traps to avoid in the article Four Traps to Avoid When Starting Conjugate Training

Science For Sport shared an infographic from YLM Sports Science on Sexual Activity Before Sport Competitions a lot of athletes are probably pretty happy with the conclusion.

Stack discussed Multi-Directional Strength: Why You Need It, How to Get It a good overview on the different movement planes and the right exercise selection for each plane.

Juggernaut Training Systems explained what The Best Training Program For You is, I just like the simplicity focussed approach from Juggernaut Training Systems.

T-Nation explained the 6 Best Exercises For Strength

Muscle and Fitness offered 8 Crucial Moves To Do If You Haven’t Hit The Gym All Week

The Athletic Built described the Best Muscle Building Exercises

Broscience explained Advanced Muscle Growth: Back to the Basics

Interestingly enough all these articles have in common a strong focus on basic and fundamental strength exercises.

Plyometric Training Articles

The Glute Guy Bret Contreras presenting October Research Preview: Vertical Jumping Edition describing interesting research findings on different training protocols on jumping performance.

Back Squat and Front Squat Articles

Dr. John Rusin showed The Smartest Way To Squat To Safe Your Spine offering some useful variations to the traditional Back Squat by including a box or doing Zercher Squats.

Power Clean, Power Snatch and Olympic Lifting Articles

Robertson Training Systems revealed 5 Mistakes You Are Making With Olympic Lifts a great overview of the most common mistakes.

Eric Cressey added How to Determine If An Athlete Should Olympic Lift to the discussion, a good overview of the thought process, whether Olympic lifting is appropriate for an athlete or client or not.

Breakingmuscle described How to Mentally Rehearse Your Weightlifting Competition interesting read on the importance of mentally rehearsing, not only for weightlifting by the way.

Catalystathletics shared Snatches For Everyone! some cool training footage, have a look

Highlights of the week

Juggernaut Training Systems shared an article and video on the scientific training principle, the Principle of Phase Potentiation as I mentioned before, I do like JTS common sense and scientific approach, have a look – it’s worth watching