Article recommendations week #40 2017

We have searched the web for the most valuable and interesting articles of week #40 2017

Strength Training Articles

Picture Fit shared their thought on What Makes a Good Personal Trainer? (Top 5 Traits), I definitely agree on point number 1, not only applicable for PT’s, check it out


[PODCAST] Building an Athlete Strength Training Program With Mark Rippetoe very good and sound advice, listen in

Elite FTS

  • answered the question Why You Should Hire an Online Coach presenting successful Powerlifters and Bodybuilders and their rationale for using an online coach.
  • explained why Ego is the Enemy for any serious lifter or athlete, based on the book Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday. A pretty awesome book, check out the short book summary

The Bar Bend discussed

Men’s Fitness outlined why you need to warm up more in colder conditions in the article Do you need to warm up more if working out in cold weather? however, I wouldn’t align with the thought of doubling the warm-up time. Time is just one variable to tweak, I think there are better options than increasing warm-up time.

Breaking Muscle explained

Simplifaster shared a case study how to Maximizing Athleticism and Sports Skill Performance in Training an integrated approach by using the best out of both worlds –  Sports Science and Strength & Conditioning, worth reading!

Tony Gentilcore explained the difference between Feelings vs. Facts: In Fitness It’s Important To Know The Difference why it’s important to distinguish.

Plyometric Training Articles

The Bar Bend listed 5 Benefits of Plyometric Push-Ups a good article on the Plyometric Benefits for this upper body drill.  More about plyometric benefits, check out

and also compared Plyometric Push-Ups vs Regular – Which Is Best for Power, Strength, and Overall Fitness? outlining the pros and cons of each Push-Up variation.

Speed Training Articles

Simplifaster listed 4 Speed Training Lessons with High School Athletes the lessons learned and the conclusions drawn from the lessons.

Back Squat and Front Squat Articles 

The MedPage Today shared a research that shows Back Squats Give Older Women Better Bone no comment required.

T-Nation shared released Beginner’s Guide to Squats | Tutorial with Q&A not sure, whether you need a full hour to relay the information, but it has some good information. Grab a cup of coffee and check it out

Juggernaut Training System published Squat Pillar #3 | The Descent I like the discussion about how you should approach your warm-up sets and using every set as an opportunity to perfecting technique, check it out

Olympic Lifting Articles

Catalystathletics listed 5 Ways to Get Better at Weightlifting without Training a great outline of activities you can do to purposefully fill the time outside your training time. Not only applicable to Olympic Weightlifting.

Simplifaster explained Why Close Grip Barbell Snatches Are Just Hype an in-depth outline, why close grip Snatch don’t hold what they promise.

Alan Thrall shared How To Push Press / Power Jerk / Split Jerk a really good tutorial including coaching cues and logical teaching progressions, check it out

Deadlift Articles

Elite FTS explained how and why to use the Snatch-Grip Deadlift to improve your regular Deadlift in the article Build Your Deadlift with the Snatch Grip Deadlift

Simplifaster published an almost ultimate guide to Romanian Deadlifts – Proper Implementation and Key Variations

T-Nation shared


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