Article recommendations week #48 2018

The most valuable and interesting articles in week #48 2018

Strength Training Articles

Broscience explained How Many Sets and Reps for My Exercise Goal? Get Faster Results, an in-depth article on different rep and set schemes, based on the results you want to achieve.

PictureFit asked Do We Need to Cooldown After Exercise? What a cooldown is, what the research says about cool-downs and practical application fo cool-downs. Check it out

Men’s Health listed

Aleksey Torokhtiy demonstrated the Top 4: Hyperextension Tips (without weights), check out the selection of band-resisted, band assisted and multi-directional hyperextensions

Elite FTS explained

  • How to Identify the Real-Deal Experts, providing criteria and questions to inquire, whether one is an expert or not.
  • Bench Press Warm-Up, some interesting cues for the Bench Press, as well as some useful mobility drills. Check it out

Stack outlined

Shrugged Collective demonstrated the technical key points of One Armed Rows, variations of the one arm bent-over row, and programming considerations for the one arm row. Check it out

T-Nation shared outlined the crucial role of strength training in the tactical performance model in the article How Durability is Key to Tactical Athletic Growth.

Eric Cressey explained How to Apply the Joint-by-Joint Approach to the Elbow, the anatomy at work during a throwing movement, check out the explainer video

Breaking Muscle published a piece on willpower, what it is, the different forms of willpower, and how to train it in the article Energize Your Willpower.

Fitness & Power listed the 7 Richest Bodybuilders In The World, an interesting read. Especially number 2 was quite surprising for me.

Juggernaut Training Systems shared Finding Your MRV, explaining the concept of MRV (maximum recoverable volume), considerations affecting MRV, rep & set ranges depending on the exercise, and workout examples for different training goals. Check it out

Youth Strength Training Articles

Simplifaster discussed common issues and perceptional differences with long-term athlete development in the article Solving LTAD’s Perception Problem.

Nutrition Articles

The Bar Bend asked Are Preworkouts Worth It? Looking at the most popular preworkouts and recommending, which ones are useful, and which ones aren’t.

Shrugged Collective explained What to Eat to Gain Muscle, why gaining muscle mass is not exclusively about macro-nutrient quantity. Check it out shared Creatine Explained: Myths & Science, a Q & A about the most common questions revolving around creatine and creatine use (dosage, cycling, safety and contamination, etc). Check it out

Plyometric Training Articles

Stack explained how to Boost Your Athletic ‘Elasticity’ With This Depth Jump Variation, using hurdles as an additional tool for the depth jump. That can be used for training or field testing. We use depth jumps over hurdles often, check out the training impression from Track Cyclist, and World Champion 2018 Nils van’t Hoenderdal

Squat Articles

The Bar Bend shared Powerlifter Vlad Alhazov Squats a Superhuman 525kg, an impressive feat of strength. Check out the video

Olympic Lifting Articles

Catalystathletics outlined Olympic Weightlifting Squat Position by showcasing the squat position during the Olympic Lifts. Check it out

Zack Telander shared an interesting piece on body dimensions and it’s influence on body position and relates it back to appropriate footwear in the video Is Gud Shoe : Why Toshiki Yamamoto Snatches in CrossFit Shoes. Check it out

Deadlift Articles 

T-Nation shared a Tip: Fix Your Technique with Paused Deadlifts, how to use paused Deadlifts to synchronize the hip and shoulder movement. Check out the additional explainer video