The most valuable and interesting articles in week #49 2018
Strength Training Articles
Men’s Health explained Why Isometrics Should Be Part of Your Strength Training Plan, listing 4 areas of application for the use of isometrics.
Shrugged Collective discussed the main criteria you should consider, when to set a stimulus to maximize muscle growth in the video ‘Creating a Program to Build Muscle Without Steroids’. Check it out
Jeff Nippard explained How To Get A Huge Bench Press with Perfect Technique, discussing muscular activation, set-up, execution of the movement and the most common flaws. Check it out
Bodybuilding.com discussed Should You Do Barbell or Dumbbell Curls? An interesting approach, not sure whether I fully agree, but I do like the thought process. Check it out
Simplifaster listed 10 Unanswered Questions in Sports Science for 2018 (Part 1), this article discusses 3 interesting questions and looks at the evidence behind these questions. I assume the 7 remaining questions will follow in future articles.
Tony Gentilcore shared The Subtle Art Of Shutting Up And Listening, an interesting outline of what the author calls ’empathetic listening’ and why it is important. Reminds me of the Steven Covey quote ‘Listen with the intent to understand, not the intent to answer.’
Juggernaut Training Systems discussed Directed Adaptation vs Adaptive Resistance, defining both concepts, the factors affecting directive adaptation and adaptative resistance, how to use strategic adaptation to elicit adaptations, and important training and programming considerations. Check it out
Breaking Muscle described
- The Flow State Of Strength Training, based on the Flow concept of Csikszentmihalyi, this article explains the concept of flow and illustrates how to deliberately enter the flow state.
- How to Create Strong, Stable, Pain-Free Shoulders, outlining the functions of the shoulder and the appropriate exercise selection to training those functions.
- the different types of kettlebells, the advantages and disadvantages and areas of application in the article What Are the Different Types of Kettlebells?
Train Heroic showed an approach to an internship structure for aspiring strength & conditioning coaches in the article Insights into a Strength + Conditioning Internship.
Renaissance Periodization shared a step-by-step guide to Growing Stubborn Body Parts, by presenting a 10-point checklist why your body parts are lacking, and how to realistically go through each of the points on the checklist. Worth checking out
Youth Strength Training Articles
Simplifaster explained how to incorporate fundamental movement skills into a youth strength training program, and the benefits of a generalized program over a specialized program at the youth stage in the article A Return to Play: Movement Training for Youth Athletes.
Catalystathletics explained How to Fix Your Butt Wink… So We Can All Stop Saying Butt Wink Outlining the four main criteria that can lead and contribute to the butt wink and how to fix those.
The Bar Bend shared Weightlifter Meso Hassona Back Squats a Massive 300kg PR an impressive squat, I do like the upright Olympic style squat. Check it out
Olympic Lifting Articles
The Bar Bend explained The Real Reason Your Deadlift Lockout Is Weak, and How to Fix It, an analysis why most lockouts fail, how to address the issue and example programs to fix it.
T-Nation shared a Tip: The Reverse Deadlift why reversing the Deadlift can help. I use this variation quite a bit, also in the beginning stages of teaching the Olympic Lifts. Check out the additional explainer video
Elite FTS showed Deadlift cues during a seminar with Ted Toalston, check it out