Weekly Reading

1)http://bonvecstrength.com/2015/11/01/20-frustrated-fitness-thoughts/ -Fitness is frustrating. Whether it’s the industry as a whole or your own personal training, frustration is bound to show it’s face on a regular basis. This is a list by Tony Bonvechio on his site, Bonvec Strength, about many of the things he finds frustrating. It’s a great list and an even better read, so make sure to check it out.

 

 

2)http://www.catalystathletics.com/article/119/Overhead-Stability-in-the-Snatch/ -This is an article written by Greg Everett about overhead stability in the snatch. It talks about the many possible factors that could prevent an athlete from having a strong and stable overhead position. Make sure to check this one out if you are an olympic lifter or implement the snatch in your training or the training of your athletes.  

 

3)https://www.t-nation.com/training/texas-method -I’m a big fan of the Texas Method, although I admittedly cut my experiences with it far too short because I switched my focus to Olympic Lifting. However, it is a tried and true intermediate program that is also a logical next step from the starting strength program, which many novice barbell athletes are familiar with. If you are just finishing up a novice linear progression, or are looking to put some more plates on the bar, give this article a read.

 

4)https://www.t-nation.com/training/9-tips-for-dedicated-lifters- It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Dan John, and this article is no exception. It features a list of 9 training tips for dedicated lifters and is an informative and entertaining read. Dan John has been lifting since 1965, and employed as a strength coach since 1979. He has a ton of information to share from practical experience, and his articles are always worth checking out.