I hope everyone is enjoying Fall. Cooler temperatures, some good football, and yes, pumpkin everything. Fall is the best time of the year, if I am being honest. This weekend looks to be a potential rainout, so everyone keep dry, stay safe, and watch the Jets beat the Dolphins at 9:30am from London! And no, this post was not sponsored by Fanduel or Draft Kings.
Anyways, its been a while since I shared some links with you all, so here are a couple of good ones!
A Multiplanar Approach is Best for Developing the Glutes – By Bret Contreras Bret is known as the “Glute Guy” and he has definitely earned his name – he has brought greater awareness to the importance of glute training, and he has popularized exercises such as the hip thrust and glute bridge in recent years. This article is basically a review of a study in HOMO – Journal of Comparative Human Biology that compared the glute development of athletes that compete in different sports. Sports that had to unexpectedly cut and change direction (soccer), sports that involve explosive jumping (volleyball) and sports that require a high degree of muscular tension (powerlifting) all had athletes that had well developed glutes. The conclusion – there are multiple ways to achieve a strong posterior – and if you want to maximize development (of any muscle, really), you should train in multiple planes of motion, tempo and tension.
Preseason ACL Injuries Can Be Drastically Reduced. Here’s How – By Mike Tanier This article is fascinating. Some medical professionals believe that the number of catastrophic sports injuries can be significantly reduced – by doing a few screens for dysfunctional movement patterns. The key is to look for knee valgus (knee cave in) when an athlete lands. Knee valgus could spell ACL trouble in the future because the athlete may be relying on passive restraints (in this case, knee ligaments) to do the work of the active stabilizers (muscle tissue). The article also takes aim at NFL teams’ practice habits and mandated off season conditioning programs (or lack there of, due to the latest collective bargaining agreement) as catalysts for the increase in injuries during the first quarter of the season.
7 Big Rocks of Fat Loss – By Bryan Krahn “Put your big rocks in first.” People are so wrapped up in fancy, trendy stuff that they lose focus of the stuff the really matters. This article puts dieting into proper perspective – paleo, low carb, fasting, or IIFYM doesn’t matter if you aren’t eating less than you burn (caloric deficit). Only once you have the main things down can you even entertain the idea of doing something more complicated. Stop putting the cart before the horse!
Have a great weekend!
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