To read the articles, click on the title of each individual article. Enjoy these articles, and stay tuned for my article picks for the month of October.
How Femur Length Affects Squat Mechanics - By Bret Contreras
''If you are naturally an excellent squatter, congratulations, I envy you. However, if you struggle markedly with your squat form, it may not be your fault. You may be hampered by an unfavorable skeleton. You’ll just have to work extra hard on your squat form, and you’ll likely find that you can better display your strength on hip thrusts, leg presses, lunges, sled pushes, and back extensions. Don’t sweat it.''
Exercise Variety Is Making You Weak. Why Muscle Confusion Is Overrated - By Tony Gentilcore
''Variety is important to training.However, most people don't need as much as they think they do, especially to build strength.Don't marry yourself to the idea of muscle confusion. Doing so will rarely allow you to truly master an exercise.''
5 Reasons Why I Hate Running (for non-runners) - By Josh Landis
''Not only are peoples’ bodies usually not adequately prepared for long distance running, but most people who opt to run also don’t know how to get their bodies ready for the physical demands of long-distance running. As I mentioned earlier, running is often times the ONLY form of exercise people choose to do. This is a huge mistake. Long distance running is a very demanding form of exercise, and you need to make sure your body is well-equipped to handle it. This means that you need to also incorporate various exercises that build mobility, stability, and functional strength to help support the involved structures used in running.''
The Lifter's Guide To Training Through Lower Back Pain - By John Rusin
''Here’s how to get the most out of your lower body training while dealing with lower back pain, allowing yourself to heal and regenerate while making some gainz in the process.''
Could Social Media Set Back Women In Sport? - By Sam Squiers
''But there’s a dark side of social media, a narcissistic social needia. The more followers an athlete has, the greater their perceived worth and value. Marketers and companies will often look at an athlete’s social media as an assessment of their popularity and potential brand reach. Followers can replace medals when determining whether to support or sponsor an athlete. It’s a destructive tool that can backfire on the professionalism of women’s sports. An athlete’s ability and performance isn’t used as a measure of success, instead the power of visual mediums like Instagram and Facebook are used as the measure, with the focus on what they look like.''