The most valuable and interesting articles in week #9 2019
Strength Training Articles
Men’s Health listed 7 Reasons Why You Should Be Training With Gymnastic Rings, the benefits rings can offer and how to include them in your training.
Starting Strength explained How to Set Up a Training Log, the most important information that needs to go into a training log book, explained in under a minute. Check it out.
YLM Sports Science presented a study of Low-volume, High-intensity Training vs Low-intensity, high-volume training in a group of young swimmers.
Elite FTS outlined
- 12 Rules for Becoming a Better Strength Coach, from continuing education, over developing a coaching philosophy to the qualities and competencies you need as a coach.
- Stress and Recovery for the Athlete, an old conversation between the strength & conditioning staff from the Arizona Cardinal from 2005. Check it out
Breaking Muscle shared
- an interesting piece on Put Yourself First For All The Right Reasons, why and when you need to consider to put yourself first.
- Hip Mobility – Unleashing Your Power, a selection of hip mobility exercises. Check it out
Simplifaster listed 7 Ways to Build Optimal Athletic Movement Patterns in the Weight Room, what athletic movement patterns are, and what to actually look for in the weight room, to maximize transfer to the desired sport.
Complementary Training outlined important considerations for Endurance in Basketball and how to put it into the training practice.
YLM Sports Science listed 8 adaptations to isometric training in the article/infographic Isometric Training And Long-Term Adaptations.
Zack Telander explained The Arnold Effect, how people get motivated and loose motivation quickly, and the importance of micro-goals and perseverance to reach your goals. Check it out
Tony Gentilcore released the Complete Bench Press Warm-Up, appropriate mobility work for your bench press, and prehab work that you can add to your bench press warm-up.
Train Heroic listed 3 coaching lessons in the article A Coach’s Real-World Apprenticeship: Life-Changing Lessons 3 Coaching Masters Taught Me, straight-forward and no-nonsense lessons.
Stack asked What are Complexes? Why You Should Try This Muscle-Building, Calorie-Torching, Time-Saving Training Tactic, and a few areas on how to apply complexes to be time0efficient, change body composition, or improve performance.
The Bar Bend shared
- the Hip Thrust Exercise Guide, discussing muscular activation, technical execution, benefits, sets and reps, and alternatives and variations of the hip thrust.
- 5 Coaches Name the Most Neglected Exercises in Strength Training, exercises you should do and why.
Juggernaut Training Systems explained Sport Performance Pillars | Understanding Specificity, how to design training programs to improve athletes performance. Starting off the series with understanding the needs of the athlete (also called ‘Needs Analysis’) as the first step to establish a baseline for your program design. Check it out
Youth Strength Training Articles
Stack asked Think Your Kid’s a Great Athlete? See If They Can Do These 3 Things, outlining 3 movement skills every kid should master.
Aleksey Torokhtiy shared Supplements For Mass Growth, sharing the 3 main supplements to gain muscle mass, and additional supplements and nutritional considerations.
Jeff Nippard explained How To Prevent Muscle Loss When Dieting (Science Explained), the underlying principles of weight loss and the 4 best tips to maintain muscle mass during a caloric deficit / diet. Check it out
Stronger By Science outlined the performance enhancing benefits of creatine, the effect of creatine on hair and bones, and the side effects in the article Not Another Boring Creatine Guide: Answers to FAQs and Lesser-Known Benefits, watch out, it’s a long in-depth guide.
Renaissance Periodization shared The RP Diet 2.0 | Chapter 10 | Designing your diet, outlining hwo to select the right macros, and macro quanity, meal structure, meal timing and meal planning. Check it out
The Bar Bend asked Are Pre Workouts Worth It? Discussing the most used pre workouts, how pre workouts work, the rsiks of pre workouts and the common misuse, and how you can develop a tolerance against pre workouts and the need to cycle pre workouts as well. Check it out
Olympic Lifting Articles
Catalystathletics explained why The Olympic Lifts are Complex but Not Complicated? clarifying the semantics of complex vs complicated and outlining the complex nature of the olympic lifts.
Aleksey Torokhtiy shared Clean & Jerk WarmUp, how to warm up for the Clean & Jerk, technical progressions from simple to complex, and the important key points of every technical progression. Check it out
Brute Strength released Brute Showdown Episode 2: Max Lifts, 4 ladies out of different disciplines competing in the max Clean and max Deadlift. Is there something educational in this video? No, but entertaining to watch. Check it out
Juggernaut Training Systems shared another part of their series Weightlifting Cues And What They Mean, this time how to synchronize legs and arms on the Jerk, the most common errors and how to fix them. Check it out
The Bar Bend shared the Suitcase Deadlift Guide, what the suitcase deadlift is, the benefits of the suitcase deadlift and the technical execution with different implements. Check it out
Men’s Health explained How to Master the Deadlift, discussing grip, set-up, and technical execution.
Jeff Nippard listed The 4 Most Common Deadlift Errors (& How To Fix Them), discussing back position, set-up movement execution, and corrective exercises to fix the technical deadlift flaws. Check it out
Highlights of the week
The 2019 Track Cycling World Championships were held in Pruszkow – Poland, on day 1, Harrie Lavreysen, Jeffrey Hoogland and Matthijs Büchli defended their World Championship title in the team sprint, with Roy van den Berg as the starter.
On day 2, Matthijs Büchli claimed the World Championship title in the Keirin
And on day 5 of the event, Harrie Lavreysen and Jeffrey Hoogland reached the final of the ‘King’s Discipline’, the individual sprint, where Harrie Lavreysen had the upper hand