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 justinochoa@pacefitnessacademy.com!

Top Articles

The Six Best Trap Bar Exercises You Aren’t Using

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Written By: John Rusin, Christian Thibaudeau, Joel Seedman, Lee Boyce, Tony Gentilcore & Charles Staley

Published By: DrJohnRusin.com

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Total-Body Sled Training

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Why Sled Work Is Awesome

  1. Low learning curve. There isn’t much technique that needs to be understood for many sled exercises. Anyone can do them, from pro to average Joe.

  2. Low impact. Many sled dragging variations can be done at a walk.

  3. No eccentric (negative) component, only concentric contractions.

  4. High volume, low stress. Without the eccentric stress, the nervous system is spared. That means sled work can be done at high volumes and frequencies. A sled is a great tool to use during de-loading phases or on a recovery day.

  5. Nutrient delivery. Repetitive concentric only muscle contractions deliver lots of blood and nutrients to working muscles. This makes using a sled great for warm-ups, for pump work, or for finishing any workout.

Written By: Drew Murphy

Published By: T-Nation.com

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How to Add Leg Strength Without Squats

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Written by: John Papp

Published by: STACK.com

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