Article recommendations week #47 2016

We have searched the web for the most valuable and interesting articles of week #47 2016

Strength Training Articles


ComplementaryTraining discussed Testing Endurance for Team Sport Athletes a great article filled with in-depth information, as well as weighing up pro’s and con’s of different endurance tests.

Fitness & Power compared Pull-Ups VS Chin-Ups: Is One Better Than The Other? comparing the both variants and explaining the differences as well as when to use which one.

Robertson Training Systems offered a great analysis on 3 Reasons Athletes Get Injured

Mike Boyle discussed Nordic Leg Curls- The Question or the Answer? as usual a no-nonsense approach from Mike Boyle. I like the approach to simplify the issues, just have a look at this discussion on the Glute Ham Raise

T-Nation shared a valuable Tip: Strengthen Your Erectors too often the erectors are the weakest link in the chain during squatting and deadlifting movements.

Elite FTS discussed

Stack demonstrated a great application of tracking recovery and readiness in the article How You Can Improve Your Workouts With the Rate of Perceived Readiness Scale

Eric Cressey shared Random Thoughts on Sports Performance Training – Installment 24 as usual some interesting thoughts and also offering a deeper insight into his coaching philosophy.

Muscle Madness shared a video with training impressions of John Cena a professional wrestler and actor, it’s interesting to see his program is based around the Olympic Lifts and squatting variations. Check it out


Back Squat and Front Squat Articles

Fitness & Power compared Back Squats or Front Squats – Which One Is Better ? and suggested the use of both, each for a different purpose. Also, check out the article Why Front Squats are better discussing the topic Front Squat vs Back Squat.


Stack offered 5 Lower-Body Exercises That Don’t Stress Your Back some really useful variations. The hard truth is, if you have a certain strength level, even the one-legged variations will put load on your back. Just check out the video from one of my guys, BMX rider and 2 time Olympian Twan van Gendt doing a Bulgarian Split Squat with 220 kg


Deadlift Articles

Tony Gentilcore takes a Deadlift Deep Dive: The Deficit Deadlift, explaining what the deficit Deadlift can do for you and how to apply it.

Stack showed how to Master Single-Leg RDLs With This Simple Trick very simple, but solid advice.


Power Clean, Power Snatch, and Olympic Lifting Articles

All Things Gym shared impressions from the Klokov Power weekend, one of the highlights Dimitry Klokov 190 Hang Snatch, check it out


Highlights of the week

Juggernaut Training Systems shared Squat School – Episode 2 an interesting analysis of various squats, have a look

I definitely like the point they make in the video when they discuss squatting technique, that every practitioner and coach is constantly in the position, where he or she has to make a decision if the squat technique is acceptable or not. Something I can definitely relate to.