Good Reads (and Videos) for the Week: 7/5/2013
It’s been a few weeks since I’ve put a Good Reads compilation together, or even blogged for that matter.
The summer is my busiest time of year, so I probably won’t be blogging nearly as often as normal, but I’ll still do my best.
I hope everyone had a nice 4th of July. I did, except I ended up with a massive sunburn on my chest and stomach. Doh!
Anywho, here’s an article that I had published on T-Nation earlier this week.
7 Brutal New Upper Body Exercises
And since I’ve stopped doing the weekly video compilations, I thought I’d share a few good ones from the past couple weeks.
Eirinn Dougherty crushes a brutal barbell complex. 5 hang cleans, 10 reverse lunges (5 each leg), 10 push presses, 10 squats, 10 high pulls, and 10 RDLs all in succession without putting the barbell down. Seriously impressive stuff! I tried this same complex and it buried me.
Patrick Chung of the Philadelphia Eagles crushes single leg squats with 100 pounds of external load.
Anderson Chain Front Squats. Perhaps against my better judgment, I decided to try these after not front squatting in about two years. I did these the day after doing 12 sets of deadlifts so I was already pretty sore, but I ended up hitting a single with 185 of bar weight and 225 pounds of chains.
1.5 Trap Bar Deadlifts (aka. Quad Killers).
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Now for the best articles of the past few weeks. Enjoy!
Training for Maximum Muscle Growth Explained by Bret Contreras
Understanding the Bilateral Deficit by Kevin Neeld
The Importance of Maximal Tension by Jason Ferruggia
10 Ways to Get More Out of Your Lifts by Sean Hyson
How to Dress Better by Nate Green
How Do Strength, Power, and Hypertrophy Workouts Differ? by Chris Beardsley
6 Ways to Get Athletes to “Buy In” by Eric Cressey
Elite Wisdom by Dave Tate
The Truth About Overhead Pressing by Tony Gentilcore
The Keys to Stronger Deadlifts by Bret Contreras
You Need Long Duration, Low Intensity Cardio by Mike Robertson
Is Being Really Lean Really Worth It? by Molly Galbraith
Pre or Post Workout Cardio? by Tony Gentilcore
4 Reasons You Might Not Need to Deload by Eric Cressey
5 Problems with Rapid Fat Loss, and What You Should Do Instead by Nia Shanks
Which Type of Squat Maximizes Glute Activation? by Bret Contreras
Fitcast Interview with Joe Sansalone
Incorporating Breathing and Posture Into Real World Training by Steve Long
I’m Done with Back Squats by John Romaniello
Groin Injuries in Hockey Players by Peter Nelson
Two Things to Improve Your Health Instantly by Tony Gentilcore
35 Greatest Men’s Health Tips by Chris and Kara Mohr
Weight Belts: To Wear or Not to Wear? by Bret Contreras
So Your Shoulder Hurts… by Tony Gentilcore
A Uniquely Effective Core Exercise by Chad Waterbury
Hard Work is a Universal Language by Ross Enamait
Hydrotherapy: How Water Can Help You Recover from Workouts by Neghar Fonooni
An Interview with Natalia Verkhoshansky
Fastest Way to Lose Fat by Jason Ferruggia
Want to Deadlift Everyday? by Todd Bumgardner
Minimalist Hamstring Training by Smitty Diesel
High Volume Pushup Ladders by Smitty Diesel
Massage Tools: Gua Sha and the Like by Patrick Ward
Med Ball Training for Movement by Joel Jamieson
Copying a Program is a Mistake by Jim Kielbaso
Conditioning the MMA Athlete by Chris Merritt
Is There a Dark Side to Intermittent Fasting? by Nia Shanks
Weightlifting and Physique by Jacob Tsypkin
Pull-Throughs for Elite Strength by Tony Gentilcore
Build a Thicker Back in 28 Days by Dan Blewett
3 Ways to Target Quads by Lee Boyce
40 Squat Workouts in 8 Weeks by Tim Henriques
The 30 Second Mobility Cure by Max Shank
How High Should You Swing Your Kettlebell? by Dave Hedges
Repeated Adductor Strain During Squats: A Case Study by Bret Conreras
Barbell Complexes for Fat Loss by Chris Smith
Talent and Mental Toughness by Jackson Yee
The Falling Start by Stevo Reed
That’s it for this time. Have a great weekend, and be sure to connect with me on Twitter and Facebook, and also to sign up for my free newsletter and giveaway above.