In my opinion, the use of a Bird Dog is debatable, however, I like the logical progressions outlined in the article Bird Dog 2.0 – More Than Just A Rehab Move from The Barbell Physio I could actually throw a few more variations to the mix.
Men’s Fitness shared Terron Beckham just pulled off a crazy squat-deadlift-bench move or better titled Artistic meets Powerlifting, check it out
Eric Cressey shared 5 Lessons on Coaching some good thoughts on the role and impact ha coach has on the athlete(s).
Dr. John Rusin explained why Strength Training Will Save The Physical Therapy Profession the why and how of the application of strength training in rehab and physical therapy.
Science For Sport shared an insightful infographic from BelievePerform on What Makes A Great High-Performance Environment interestingly all the points mentioned in the infographic don’t require a big budget.
Fitness & Power explained the different types of supersets and how to use them in the article Supersets: What They Are and How to Use Them
Muscle & Fitness broke down one of the most basic strength Training principles in their article Push Your Weight Training To The Max For Greater Gains the Overload Principle. If you want to know more about the Overload Principle check out the article
Men’s Health explained The Fastest Way to Make Your Muscles Grow with Occlusion Training if you want to see how occlusion training works, check out the video
Plyometric Training Articles
The Athletic Built followed up on the article featured in last week’s article recommendations
Where they discussed Box Jumps and the potential problems associated with misusing Box Jumps and published The 3 Best Jumping Exercises outlining a short contact plyometric exercise and two long contact plyometric exercise, one bi-lateral plyo exercise with a linear emphasis and one uni-lateral plyo exercise with a lateral emphasis.
Speed Training Articles
Stack shared How to Supercharge Your Speed With Resistance Bands using resistance bands to enhance speed, acceleration and overspeed and touching on the concept of accommodating resistance. For more information on Accommodating resistance, check out
The Elite Performance Institute shared a great article on Max Velocity Sprint Mechanics offering a great overview of the most important variables affecting maximum sprint velocity
Back Squat and Front Squat Articles
Dr. John Rusin showed The Best Squat Variation You’ve Never Used Before, the Landmine Goblet Squat, which can serve as a good variation at times, check it out