by Bret Contreras August 20, 2010
Happy Friday my fitness friends! Here are over 70 links to articles, blogs, and videos of the week. I get most of these off of Twitter and Facebook. I try to make this an weekly educational opportunity so I don’t censor material according to whether I agree with it or whether or not it’s politcally correct. Happy reading!
In this article Charles Poliquin discusses different types of people and their corresponding type of training. When Charles wrote this years ago I thought he’d officially turned crazy. Now I think he may be on to something.
In this blog Keats Snideman shows a healthier alternative to a typical lunch meat sandwich; a quick chicken sandwich. I don’t know why, by the Snideman twins have such soothing voices and are such great speakers that I think they could trick me into listening to them for five straight hours even if they were talking about nothing!
In this blog Eric Cressey gives us three good reads for the week. Yours truly made the cut. Booyah!
In this blog Dan Hubbard rehashes Tony Gentilcore and my guest blog where we tore into a trainer who spoke against the squat.
In this blog Tony Gentilcore gives us his favorite 3 assistance exercises for the squat, bench press, and deadlift.
In this blog Tony Gentilcore gives us 3 things to read while you’re pretending to work.
In this guest blog on Laree Draper’s site, Dan John describes his “hip displacement continuum.”
In this blog Franz Snideman introduces a Pavel Tsatsouline seminar at his studio in La Jolla, CA on October 9th. If you live in San Diego, you gotta go! Pavel’s the man!
On October 23rd, Franz’s twin bro Keats is hosting an HKC seminar in Tempe, AZ with Mark Reifkind. I’d rather be in La Jolla (my favorite place), but since I’m stuck here in Scottsdale I’m pretty sure I’m gonna give the HKC a try.
This Sean Skahan blog is part IV of a four-part series on the glutes. He talks about how he strengthens his athletes glutes and includes the hip thrust at the end. I will keep saying this until I’m six feet under; get a Hampton thick bar pad and use a barbell! No athlete needs to “air thrust.” Great article series by Sean; back track and read all of them if you haven’t seen the first three.
In this Mike T. Nelson blog he talks about being a scientist and some stuff that he’s learned along the way. I like some of the stuff Mike talks about in regards to gaining strength; specifically biofeedback.
In this blog Kevin Neeld talks about valgus collapse, overpronation, and orthotics. Kevin’s a smart guy!
In this blog Danny McLarty offers some thoughts on periodization. I must admit; I’m a huge fan of cybernetic periodization too.
In this Elitefts article Josh Bryant offers five quick advantages of the front squat.
In this blog Carson Boddicker talks about forced pronation in association with the trigger mechanism.
In this blog Bryan Chung tears apart some recent journal research on different loading schemes on muscle protein synthesis.
In this video Bill Hartman shows Valerie Waters some cool tips to help reverse negative posturing incurred from sitting.
In this article Usain Bolt talks about some of the secrets to his success.
In this blog Cedric Unholz talks about Olympic Weightlifter Misha Koklyaev and includes a badass video of him lifting heavy weights.
In this article Nick Tumminello tells us how to do the kettlebell Muay Thai clinch chin up. Awesome exercise for MMA fighters!
In this article Mark Young discusses some flaws in the research in an study involving the FMS.
In this blog one of Tony Gentilcore’s female distance coaching clients rages against the machine. She’s not happy about overweight whiny women.
In this blog Carson Boddicker discusses Deep Sacral Gluteus Maximus and its practical applications.
In this blog Chad Waterbury advises how to eat to build muscle.
In this article Dr. Perry Nickleston discusses functional movement, pain, and the joint-by-joint approach.
This article suggests that going too low in saturated fat could increase the likelihood of stroke mortality.
In this blog Jeff Cubos provides FMS yoga solutions. I’m going to have to award Jeff with “Blog of the Week!” He went above and beyond on this one! You have to check this one out…he links over fifty pictures and articles and provides concurrent or alternative strategies for improving the 7 individual tests in the FMS.
In this blog Mike T. Nelson provides some motivation quotes from Einstein.
This pubmed abstract indicates that arginine does not increase blood flow. If true, many billions of dollars were wasted on NOX2 products by high school kids who swore it gave them “sick ass pumps.”
In this blog Nia Shanks gives some badass advice in this random strength training tips post.
In this blog Tony Gentilcore teaches us a new exercise that comes highly recommended by Dr. Stuart McGill. It’s called “Stirring the Pot.” That Tony…he’s always stirring the pot. Ba da ching! Okay fine! I’m in “joke time-out” for 24 hours.
In the guest blog on Eric Cressey’s website, Brian Grasso talks about coordination training for youth.
In this blog Mike Robertson asks “What is your goal?”
This new study suggests that high rep lifting is better than heavy lifting for hypertrophy.
This New York Times article sheds some light on the obesity epidemic…it’s getting worse!
In this blog the Diesel Crew gives us 7 tips for those pressed for time.
Here’s the latest Fitcast episode.
Here’s a new study that explains “Muscle Memory.”
In this blog David Lasnier dishes out some serious hatin’ on the crunch.
In this blog Vern Gambetta reminds us that the body is not a machine and recommends that we stop trying to isolate and activate certain parts.
In this blog Ryan Johnson bashes on the high box jump and points out some inherent flaws.
In this blog P.J. Striet gives us five common reasons why people don’t hit their weightloss goals.
In this article Dave Tate gives us more benching techniques. This is the final part (part VII) of the series. This article contains links to the first six parts. If you want to bench like a man, you listen to Dave Tate!
Here’s a good TMuscle article by Smitty on grip training.
Here’s part III of Mike Robertson’s blog series on knee pain. Lots of videos in this one. Check it out.
In this blog Eric Cressey shows a couple of cool videos demonstrating strength!
In this blog Kevin Neeld shares some good links to studies and athletic-related information.
In this blog Vern Gambetta offers us some training basics.
This guy is B.A. Baracus!
In this blog John Izzo talks about cyclical trends in the fitness industry and how every time people stray from the basics they find their way back to good old barbell, dumbbell, and bodyweight movements.
In this video Martin Rooney shows how he teaches MMA skills to football players.
In this blog Tony Gentilcore asks what are you doing to get better and gives a great example of what he needs to do to step it up.
In this blog Howard Gray is all riled up about marketing hype in strength and conditioning.
Here’s a link to the latest strengthcoach podcast.
In this blog Robbie Bourke interviews John Sharkey.
In this blog Cedric Unholz discusses supplements vs. real food.
In this blog Mark Young provides a poem that is very relevant for people seeking physique or health changes. Print it and post it on your fridge!
Charles Poliquin debates one arm rows vs. barbell rows in this blog.
In this blog Kevin Carr discusses single leg progressions.
In this article Smitty discusses lower back health.
In this blog Mike Reinhold gives a good link and presentation on the evolution of the human shoulder.
In this blog Howard Gray presents part I of the responsibilities of a good coach.
Keith Scott gives some of the simplest yet best advice I’ve ever seen in this short blog.
In this article Jim Wendler offers some football advice by informing the readers about five things he wishes someone would have told him. Does this mean that Jim Wendler is human?
I have to admit, I laughed pretty hard when I stumbled across these Ian King videos. I’ve been wondering what this guy was up to. Has he lost his mind? You’ve gotta admit they’re pretty funny. Unless you’re the guy he’s mocking…anyway we all need to have a sense of humor so hopefully people can appreciate these videos.
Hope you enjoy the links my fitness friends! Have a great weekend.
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