Archive for February 11, 2011

Last Week on

Posted in Core training, Random Thoughts, Training with tags , , , , on February 11, 2011 by mboyle1959

I know I sound like a broken record but, if you aren’t a member you really don’t know what you are missing. If you are a member I hope you log on every week and read. There has been some great stuff both in article form and on the forum.

We had two excellent articles on olympic lifting last week . First up  was Why Olympic Lifts Aren’t Like Jumping with Weight by Chris Collins

Next was an article from Daniel Martinez entitled  Olympic Weightlifting for the Speed and Power Athlete. These are two excellent pieces for those who use the olympic lifts or are considering adding them to a program.

Next up was another from Anthony Donskov. Talk about a prolific writer. I might have to have Donskov Week each month to handle all the content Anthony is producing. Progressive Overload: Five Pounds at a Time is another great simple reminder about how things really work.

Next up was  a re=post of what has become a StrengthCoach Classic 25 Years, 25 Mistakes. Many people have said this is the best article I have ever written. If you haven’t read it, let me know what you think.

In addition, Anthony has another great podcast up. Episode 73 with Brett Jones, Coach Boyle and Alwyn Cosgrove is excellent. Brett does anoutstanding job discussing the current state of the FMS and Alwyn has a great segment about “tearing up and starting over”.

Video of the week:  Video of the Week: Quadruped row from Geoff Gervitz. Make sure you try this. Pretty interesting variation.

Lastly, log on and read what I think is one of the best forum threads in a long time Front Squats vs Back Squats is a real chance to get some quality education from some great thinkers on the forum.

Log on and read or, log on and just click these links.