Article recommendations week #44 2016
We have searched the web for the most valuable and interesting articles of week #44 2016
Strength Training Articles
- how Your Muscles Work Better At Certain Times of Day an interesting article on circadian rhythms and how to use them for maximum results
- Sleep as a Catalyst for Fat Loss a great article on the importance of sleep, not only for fat loss
Fitness & Power shared The Best Muscle-Building Exercises For Each Body Part! interesting article and cool graphic / infographic.
Power Athlete HQ published the 2nd part of their principles of training series Principles of Training: Biological Laws a great article and explanation on some of the training principles, also check out the previous article Principles of Training: Science vs Practice
Men’s Fitness gave a good overview on The Importance of Rest periods and how rest periods influence muscle gain, fat loss, and strength gain.
Robertson Training Systems offered a great piece on shoulder health in the article Training The Overhead Athlete (And Meathead) and also a great Podcast Physical Preparation With Dean Sommerset, listen here
Science For Sport shared aA great infographic on how to improve sleep and sleep quality 22 Ways To A Better Sleep Every Night
Train Heroic disclosed the insights of 9 Top Strength Coaches Share Their Best Training, Coaching, and Business Lessons
Eric Cressey shared 5 Common Hip Training Mistakes a truly great article hip health covering asymmetries, stretching interventions, movement patterns and forces applied on the hip during different movements.
Muscle & Fitness suggested what to do when you are stuck in your normal hypertrophy routine of 8 – 12 reps Lift Heavy For More Muscle
Speedendurance shared a review on Sprinting: 10 Research Articles for Effective Sprint Training
8 Weeks Out explained How Conditioning May Save Your Life (And 3 Things to Start Doing Today) explaining in-depth the health benefits of conditioning.
The Strength Sensei gave 5 Tips to Achieve Excellence in the Power Lifts I do like the short, concise and straightforward tips.
- a Tip: The 4 Movements Every Workout Needs I like the simplicity in this article
- a Tip: How to Design Your Perfect Weekly Split offering some really good examples on how to sequence exercises throughout the week
Train Heroic said Whatever You Do, Don’t Call Him a Celebrity Trainer – Meet One of Hollywood’s Top Strength Coaches [PowerHouse Ep 2] giving an insight into the day to day work of a Top Strength Coach from Hollywood – have a look
Plyometric Training Articles
Perform Better shared a series of Plyometric Training Articles (am not too sure, whether they are the latest, but they are dated 1st November 2016)
Back Squat and Front Squat Articles
Mike Reinold explained Hip Variations and Why My Squat Isn’t Your Squat and how different hip structures affect the squat.
The Barbell Physio showed how to Maximising Squat Gains With Bar And Load Squat Variations demonstrating different squat variations and different ways to load the squat.
Juggernaut Training Systems shared Squat School EP 1 some good analysis of the Back Squat technique and individual differences in the squatting movement.
T-Nation shared a Tip: The Best Exercise to Boost Your Deadlift have a look
EliteFTS showed a great overview how to plan for a 1000 pound Deadlift in the article WATCH: How I Made It Easy to Rep A 1000-pound Deadlift I especially like the training plan showing the loading strategies over the weeks.
Power Clean, Power Snatch and Olympic Lifting Articles
Catalystathletics gives great insight into Deloading Period – Or What To Do After A Meet and explaining the differences between light weeks and deloading weeks and the differences between deloading weeks and deloading periods.
Juggernaut Training Systems shared A Week In Review – Refining The Jerk – have a look
Some more interesting footage how Aleksey Torokhtiy prepares for the Snatch workout, worth watching
Highlights of the week
I am honored and excited that T-Nation shared an article from me Tip: Do This 3-Squat Drop Set Big Thanks to T-Nation! Feel free to hop over to T-Nation to check out the article on how to use mechanical drop sets for technical development on the squat. Have a look at the video