Article recommendations week #49 2017

We have searched the web for the most valuable and interesting articles of week #49 2017

Strength Training Articles listed 3 Warm-Up Hacks To Skyrocket Your Strength 3 ways to trick your nervous system for short-term performance improvements. Make sure to use these tricks strategically, they won’t work forever. I could add a 4th hack, with some athletes I use a combination of Clean Pulls with 110 – 120% of the Clean 1RM before attempting a heavy Clean (with more than 95% 1 RM or even on a new max). Feeling the 120% in your hand will make the 1 RM attempt feel lighter. However, just because it feels lighter doesn’t always mean you make it, but it does work for some athletes…

The Good Men Project listed 5 Reasons You Have Low Testosterone (and How to Fix Them) check it out and fix it if you want to build mass and strength.

T-Nation shared a Tip: The Right Reps for the Right Equipment I find the thought interesting, that there is a repetition range based on the equipment you use, I have never thought of that like this. However, I wouldn’t necessarily align with the rep ranges outlined.

The Bar Bend outlined

Fast Running shared Strength & Conditioning with Laura Weightman how an Olympic 1500 meter Runner uses Strength Training and Plyometrics to improve their middle-distance running performance, check out the training impressions

Robertson Training Systems asked What Assessments Work Best? the challenges with assessments and making a case for individual goal setting, planning the work and working the plan and re-assess after the plan is worked.

Eric Cressey

Science For Sports explained what is Monitoring Fatigue, how to monitor fatigue and why you should do it.

Elite FTS discussed

Train Heroic offered

Breaking Muscle demanded to Choose The Fear That Drives You why it’s normal to have fears and how to embrace your fears for your benefit.

The Barbell Physio listed Five Simple Tactics To Improve Your Handstands simple and straightforward.

Tony Gentilcore discussed Women And Hypertrophy: Why Should Jill Get Jacked? busting a few myths about women and hypertrophy.

Juggernaut Training Systems shared Dr Mike Israetel: Training & Nutrition for Beginners discussing training principles, nutritional principles, need to do’s and nice to dos’ for beginners, check it out

Youth Strength Training Articles

Stack outlined

Nutrition Articles

Men’s Health listed 5 Things You Need to Know About Protein I do like the simplicity of the tips.

T-Nation followed up on last weeks article on The 5 Laws of Metabolism with

The Bar Bend discussed Is There a Perfect Pre and Post-Workout Meal? outlining the importance to align the pre and post-workout meal with the training goal and individual demands of the athlete.

Shredded By Science explained How To Track Your Cheat Day Calories and the necessity of planning the cheat day ahead of time, as well as the days before and after, check it out

Power Training Articles

American Football International explained the Differences Between Strength and Power Training the differences between the two and with special attention to Power Training. Also, check out my article What is the difference between Strength Training and Power Training? that also offers example training plans for the different types of Power Training.

Speed & Agility Training Articles

Breaking Muscle explained the benefits of Olympics Lifts on speed development and change of direction speed in the article Use Olympic Lifts To Increase Speed And Agility

American Football International listed 6 Types of Exercises That Will Boost Your Speed how to use fundamental movements to increase your speed.

Back Squat and Front Squat Articles 

Dr John Rusin listed 4 Reasons You Need To Box Squat the benefits of Box Squats on an improved squat pattern, posterior chain activation and power development.

Pulse showed The right way to fail a squat without getting crushed knowing how to lose the bar in a Front Squat and/or Back Squat is essential.

T-Nation shared a Tip: Front Squat Without Wrist Pain outlining two drills to improve your Front Squat grip. Also, check out the article What is a Front Squat, that discusses the pros and cons of different Front Squat grips.

The Bar Bend outlined

Olympic Lifting Articles 

Catalystathletics shared Ask Greg: Snatch Options with Limited Ankle Range of Motion what you can do and can’t do, as well as viable alternatives in exercise selection.

Barbell Shrugged Podcast released The Most Experienced Weightlifting Coach in America Bob Takano picking the brain of Coach Takano, very interesting nuggets of wisdom from an experienced coach, check it out

Juggernaut Training Systems explained Relative Height of the Bar, what it is, why it matters, corrective exercises, if you are missing the relative height of the bar in the different lifts, Clean, Snatch and Jerk and example training programs, definitely worth checking out

T-Nation shared a Quick Tip: Fix Your Power Clean with Altitude Landings using a plyometric exercise as a corrective exercise to find your ideal catch position for the Power Clean, check out the video

The Bar Bend showed Sohrab Moradi (94kg, Iran) Sets Two New World Records impressive lifts, check it out

If you like Olympic Weightlifting, you need to check out this epic battle at Snatch competition of the Weightlifting World Championships 2017 between Olympic Champ 2012 Behdad Salimi and the Olympic Champ 2016 Lasha Talakhadze – unbelievable lifts and ending with a 220 kg Snatch! Check it out