It’s time for another weekly installment of The Weekly Roundup: The Things That Didn’t Suck. Each week I’ll feature 3 awesome articles that I read during the week that I feel everyone can benefit from, then some random highlights and lowlights from the week for some extra news. Each week you can expect to get quick access to impactful info and learn something new. A lot of stuff on the web just sucks – but not this stuff! Want on the list? Submit your best stuff to firstname.lastname@example.org!
How to Pick the Perfect Deadlift Variation for Your Body Type
People need to get over the idea that body type variety ends at being taller or shorter, or wider or narrower. A lifter’s proportions are what’s in true control of the outcome where your deadlift is concerned and your starting setup can be affected by the following things:
- Your limb length
- Your torso length
- Your pelvic structure
Published By: Muscle & Strength
My Wish For Female Fitness: Less Talk About Less
Instead of a goal of weight loss and steady diet of disappointing results (and Paleo recipes that taste like old lady fart sprinkled with sawdust), the ultimate goal, as far as my own female clients, is to get them in the gym 3 days a week, 52 weeks a year…aiming for CONSISTENCY and PERFORMANCE.
Written By: Tony Gentilcore
Published By: TonyGentilcore.com
How to Get Strong: What Is Strong?
- Powerlifters, on the whole, don’t seem to be meaningfully improving. However, the number of competitors has increased almost 5-fold, which accounts for the increases we’ve seen in world records and top-level competition.
- Women respond just as well to training as men do, and the strength gap between the sexes (men lift about 50% more relative to their size than women do) doesn’t seem to meaningfully change with training.
- Lift ratios aren’t particularly predictive of success in powerlifting.
- If you want to see how you stack up against the competition, you can find complete strength percentile charts at the bottom of the article, based on actual competition results.
Written by: Greg Nuckols
Published by: Stronger By Science
In Case You Missed It
Tip of the Week:
It’s no secret that Goblet Squats are one of the most trusted and effective squat variations in training. That being said, sometimes our strength outgrows our equipment capabilities. For instance, if your dumbbells only go up to 95-pounds, and you feel like you can use 120-pounds for the amount of reps you need… that could be an issue. Here is how you fix it.
Exercise of the Week:
Looking for a single arm row that works better than the standard DB Row? I’ve got you. Check this one out and let me know what you think!
Tweet of the Week:
Many want to PERFORM like ATHLETES,&may even train &eat well, but they forget athletes are CONSTANTLY TREATED by clinicians for maintenance.
— Lee Boyce (@coachleeboyce) April 14, 2017
WTF of the Week:
People get to do sh*t like this, but if I get out of bed the wrong way I can’t walk for 2 days… SMH
This guy is not human 😅@jujimufu
Posted by Iron Bull Strength on Monday, April 17, 2017
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