Article recommendations week #8 2017

We have searched the web for the most valuable and interesting articles of week #8 2017

Strength Training Articles

Elite FTS explained

Tony Gentilcore discussed The Pros And Cons Of Online Training a nuanced discussion on online training, who benefits and under which circumstances it can be useful.

Muscle & Fitness outlined 5 Ways To Be A Trustworthy Weightlifting Spotter solid advice to keep in mind when spotting during different lifts.

Healthy But Smart asked Do Foam Rollers Actually Work? A Review of the Evidence an in-depth overview of Foam Rolling and looking at the evidence supporting the most popular claims, worth reading.

Power Athlete HQ discussed Power Coach: Potential looking at different aspects of performance, such as athletic skills, mental skills and technical skills.

JCD Fitness shared Muscle Hypertrophy Explained — The Art And Science Of Muscle Growth combining the art and science of muscle hypertrophy.

Breaking Muscle discussed Tabata Training And The Myth Of The 4-Minute Workout looking at the pros and cons of the Tabata Training method.

Firefighter Fitness outlined The Four Foundations of Tactical Fitness: Tactical Strength a great overview of how firefighters design their program to meet the demands of their job.


Power Training Articles

Men’s Fitness explained How to change the pace of your workouts for astronomical strength and power gains a good overview of some simple principles to apply for strength and power development.


Plyometric Training Articles

Tony Gentilcore discussed Box Jumps: You’re Not Jumping Aa High As You Think You Are. And, You’re Doing Them Wrong a really good article on the common problems with box jumps and the idea of box height equals jump height. Check out also

Complementary Training shared Plyometric Progression with Coach Wilmot | Part 3 looking at contact times and jump height in repeated jumps, check out the video

If you missed part 1, check out here

If you missed part 2, check out here


Back Squat, Front Squat, and Overhead Squat Articles 

The Bar Bend explained The 1 1/4 Squat: How, When, and Why It Should Be in Your Training a great article on the benefits of this squat variation, we use this variation at times to increase time under tension, check out Niek Kimmann doing 1 1/4 Squat, actually I called 1.5 reps

T-Nation showed A Powerful New Way to Squat by using what I call the Handsfree Front Squat, an excellent exercise to improve Front Squat technique and Back Squat technique, check out the video

Check out Twan van Gendt using the Handsfree Front Squat as a warm-up for his following Back Squat, you can see how the Handsfree Front Squat forces him to maintain proper squat mechanics


Deadlift Articles

Dr. John Rusin explained why you should Stop Deadlifting With A Mixed Grip a great overview of the disadvantages of a mixed-grip Deadlift.

Fitness & Power showed how to Master the Sumo Deadlift great overview of the most important key points of the Sumo Deadlift.

Men’s Health explained The Hidden Weakness That’s Holding Back Your Deadlift, which is the grip strength for most people and showing one possibility to strengthen your grip, check out the video


Power Clean, Power Snatch, and Olympic Lifting Articles

Catalyst Athletics explained How Do I Select Weights & Reps in a Weightlifting Program? a really detailed overview of different methods and considerations for choosing the set and rep scheme.

The Bar Bend explained How to Get Better at Olympic Weightlifting an in-depth overview and outline for everyone who wants to get into Olympic Weightlifting.

California Strength explained Why Scapular Mobility Is Critical For Olympic Weightlifting

Oleksiy Torokhtiy shared a training impression of a Snatch, pretty impressive! Check it out


Highlight of the week

I prepared a presentation to explain the free strength training program you can download from this site. I am happy to see, that people like the presentation