Weekly Readings

http://www.jtsstrength.com/articles/2015/12/20/hypertrophy-for-crossfit/- This article talks about how programming designated periods of hypertrophy based training may be beneficial to CrossFit athletes. Blasphemy you say? Give it a read and maybe your opinion will change.



http://www.elitefts.com/education/coaching-education/how-to-know-if-you-should-be-using-vbt/- I’ve recently been doing a bit of reading on velocity based training, of which Dr. Bryan Mann is a leading authority on. There is little doubt in my mind that VBT is a potentially valuable training tool to be used with athletes. It allows an athlete to auto regulate their training based on how their body is responding that session, eliminates the need for percentage based training, and acts as another coach on the training floor giving reliable feedback. However, as with any training tool it is important to know when to implement it. This piece gives some advice on when to start using VBT with your athletes and why.


http://tonygentilcore.com/2015/12/im-not-a-businessman-im-a-business-man/- This is a great write up by Tony Gentilcore on the business aspect of working in the fitness industry, and also what it took to get where he is today. Great things don’t just happen overnight.


http://robertsontrainingsystems.com/blog/5-benefits-of-single-leg-training/- Personally, I enjoy the unilateral vs bilateral exercise debate. While other people duke it out over which one is better, I have been sitting back and stealing information from both sides of the argument. And to tell you the truth both parties are right, or wrong depending on how you look at it, in certain circumstances. This article by Mike Robertson takes a balanced look at this hot topic, as well as provides 5 benefits to single leg training.