Good Reads: 4/28/2012

Posted on by Ben Bruno

Are you ready for another awesome list of great fitness articles and podcasts from the past week?

Cool, that’s exactly what I’ve got.

First off, here are some posts you may have missed during the week.

Advanced Leg Curl Progressions

For Your Viewing Pleasure Take 79

A Closer Look Into Where I Work

I also had a new article go up on T-Nation called Single Leg Training Put To the Test. You can check it out here.

Ok, now for the best of the rest. Enjoy!

The New Rules of Lifting For Life by Alwyn Cosgrove and Lou Shuler

Baby Got Back by John Romaniello

Checklists, Rituals, and Practice by Dan John

Is Your Box Too Small? by Mike Boyle

The Walk On by Jim Wendler

How Often Should You Train Each Muscle Group? by Jason Ferruggia

Power Development by Mike Robertson

QA with Jim Wendler

Deadlifts: Which Type Is Best For You? by Mike Robertson

Big Without Strong is Nothing by Tony Gentilcore

Is Olympic Weightlifting Strength Training? by Mark Rippetoe

Can You Be In Pain and Still Train Like a Beast? by Dean Somerset

Interview with Mike Robertson

Big, Strong, and Lean: Pipe Dream, or Reality? by Michael Keck

Interview with Lou Shuler

Being In a Rut by Bret Contreras

Celebrating Strength by Nia Shanks

The Fitcast Episode 236

The Reasons You’re Not Getting Stronger by Tony Gentilcore

Can You Overtrain on Core Stability Movements? By Eric Cressey

Iron Subculture Podcast #4

Minimum Effective Dose by Mike Baltren

The Healthiest Food in the World by Adam Bornstein

Interview with Molly Galbraith

The Side Lying Clam Raise by Bret Contreras

Back-Loading Interview with Kiefer, Part 3 by Sean Hyson

7 Psychological Reasons Why Experts Will Always Argue by Nick Tumminello

The 4 Components to Fat Loss Success by Tyler English

The Best Bodybuilding Program in the World Part 3 by Tyler English

Concussions in Sports Part 2 by Shaun Logan

What’s the Right Workout Fuel For You?

5 Awesome Arm Curls You’ve Never Tried by BJ Gaddour

Random Thoughts from Bret Contreras

Client Behavior Change by Mark Young

5 Things to Look For When Hiring a Personal Trainer by Nick Sarantis

Soy, the Protein Killer by John Kiefer

Biomechanical Analysis of the Deadlift by Martyn Girvan

What to Do With an Extra Day Between Pitching Starts by Eric Cressey

How to Stay Fit For Life by Martin Rooney

Six Things I Won’t Put On My Grocery List by Neghar Fonooni

Tips to Stick to Your Nutrition Plan While Traveling by Molly Galbraith

Awesome Hip Mobility Drill from Smitty Diesel

Quick Deadlift Correction from Smitty Diesel

Is the Gym Becoming Elitist? by Jon Goodman

When in Doubt, Refer Out by Ann Wendel

Personal Training Post Pregnancy Clients by Cassandra Forsythe

Max Out Mania by Nick Horton

The Dragon Flag by Al Kavadlo

50 Fat Loss Tips from Charles Poliquin

How to Prevent an Ankle Injury by Charles Poliquin

Lemon Butter Tilapia by Neghar Fonooni

Top 10 Reasons to Stop Reading Top 10 Fitness Posts by Anthony Mychal

Geeky Fridays by Bojan Kostevski

The Dieter’s Dilemma by Jordan Syatt

Fitness and the Internet by JC Deen

Why I Suck at the Deadlift by Wil Fleming

Sweet Glute Power by Kelsey Reed

Set Your Personal Training Career on Fire by Mark Young

Training Around Shoulder Pain by Matt Siniscalchi

Interview with Brendon Rearick

3 Strategies For More Effective Training Sessions by Eirik Forlie

The Most Important Stat for Strength Coaches by Justin Wetherby

Tis the Season by Matt Kasee

Training with Aristotle by Ioan Shrimpton

Squat Depth and Prying with the TRX by Harold Gibbons

Perturbation Progressions for Motor Learning by David Lasnier

Effective Conditioning for Today’s Athletes by Duncan Ogilvie

That’s all for this week. Hope you enjoyed the list. Please pass it along to your friends.

Have a great weekend!

  • http://trainlikeakodiak.wordpress.com/ Brett

    Thanks a lot for this Ben. I just had a question for you. I’ve noticed through your articles you have a lot of movements that are eccentric based, and I’ve also noticed how damn strong you are in most movements, do you find that eccentrics have worked well for you and your clients, and how often would you program them?

    I like to do a lot of isometric and concentric movements so that I can increase frequency, and this has worked well for me, though I don’t consider myself strong, so I just wanted to find out how often you use eccentric work and the strength changes you might have noticed from it.

    Thanks Ben

    • Ben Bruno

      Hi Brett, I think there’s a time and place for some eccentric work, but it should be used sparingly. I like it now because it means I don’t have to use as much weight, but if your goal is to build strength I wouldn’t use a lot of it.