Article recommendations week #40 2018
The most valuable and interesting articles in week #40 2018
Strength Training Articles
Power Athlete HQ explained why Stretching Is Overrated: Quick Hits outlining a few arguments why stretching isn’t necessary and what to do instead.
Robertson Training Systems listed 5 Random Training Thoughts thoughts on periodization, training in different planes, movement quality and the importance of the foot.
Simplifaster discussed the pros and cons of game-day lifting, different reasons why game-day lifting is necessary and practical applications in the article Power Lift Roundtable: Game-Day Lifting for Baseball Players.
Picture Fit asked Can You Work Out While Sore? explaining what muscle soreness is (DOMS), and how it’s caused. The difference between muscle soreness and joint pain, and under which conditions you can train, and under which conditions not to train. Check it out
Breaking Muscle explained
- why discomfort is a part of progress and the intent to avoid challenge and discomfort might actually harm in the long run in the article Enter Discomfort: The Resiliency Training Program.
- that the big lifts have their benefits, but they might not be for everyone or for every training stage in the article discussion Are The Big Lifts Essential?
- why athletes want to compete, what competition is, and all factors that need to be considered to develop The Mindset Of A Competitor
T-Nation shared a Tip: How to Really Spot the Bench Press describing, that the spotting actually starts before the spotting and the dos and donts of spotting.
Barbell Shrugged presented Archer Pushups, the benefits of this Pushup variation, regressions to ultimately get to this full Archer Pushup, and alternative variations. Check it out
Elite FTS outlined
- You’re Training Your Pecs Wrong, not sure whether this is truly an alternative approach since it suggests the usual exercise selection for pec training. However, a good read.
- the benefits of weight releasers and how to use them in the article Use Weight Releasers for a Better Bench.
- Learn To Train X — Dynamic Correspondence to the Platform, how the training in the gym transfers best to the performance in the sport. Check it out
The Bar Bend explained How Timed Holds Can Improve Your Squat, Bench, and Deadlift the benefits of isometrics, how to get started with isometrics and a sample program.
Juggernaut Training System shared The JuggLife | Stanford Basketball’s Cory Schlesinger, challenges of training tall athletes. how to adjust training to accommodate the body dimensions of the athletes, the high competition demand, and the culture in the sport. Check it out
Boxrox shared Nutrition and the Scientific Principles of Strength Training a truly good overview of the different nutritional principles and training principles and their relative importance.
Tony Gentilcore explained that Nutrient Timing Is Much Simpler Than You Think, outlining the principle behind the nutrient timing, and specific examples for pre- and post workout nutrition.
The Bar Bend discussed Are Meal Replacements Actually Healthy? outlining the pros and cons of meal replacement and concluding, that they can have their place in your nutritional strategy.
Plyometric Training Articles
The Bar Bend listed 10 Box Jump Variations to Boost Strength, Explosiveness, and Athleticism, next to 10 different Box Jump variation, the article outlines the benefits of Box Jumps and programming considerations for different training goals.
The Run Experience explained
- Why Every Runner Needs To Squat Part 1, the reasons runners need to squat, regardless of level, and the basic squatting mechanics. Check it out
- Why Every Runner Needs To Squat Part 2, demonstrating the Overhead Squat, Front Squat and Back Squat for runners. Check it out if you are a runner, who doesn’t squat
Olympic Lifting Articles
Catalystathletics explained The Scoop Or Double Knee Bend – What, Why & How I thought a lot about the double-knee bend early in my career, what it is, why it occurs, etc. I wish I would have had access to this video back then
Zach Telander discusses Overhead Strength and Stability, overhead strength and stability issues during the Jerk and Snatch, and what to look out for during the overhead position. Check it out
Joe.co.uk breaks down the deadlift for beginners by offering additional exercises to Increase your deadlift strength with these three tips.
Alan Thrall discussed
- Deadlift issues, such as Deadlifting With Long Legs / Grip Issues / Hip Position and what possible training interventions could be. Check it out
- Deadlift & Squat On Same Day? Deadlift Mobility, Working Through Back Tweaks, and how to solve these issues. Check it out