One thing I will never forget is when I asked one of my clients who was 25 years old what his future career goals were, and it was to retire by 30. He was a software engineer, and I followed up that question with how in the world did he learn all the stuff he knows? His answer…..youtube. He watched youtube videos and learned enough to create a multi-million dollar software company. The information is out there, we just have to find it. I do not have a formal education in exercise science or kinesiology, I actually have a Master’s in Business Administration, but what I am is a diligent reader. I try to read everything I can get my hands on when it comes to exercise science, especially pertaining to powerlifting. So to make this a bit easier for everyone else, I compiled a database of all the articles I highly recommend reading. And I would be bold to say that anyone who reads every one of these articles could probably consider themselves in the upper 1% of knowledge in the realm of powerlifting. I’ll also try to continue to add to this database as I come across new material, so make sure to save this page and come back for updates. The articles are in no particular order of best to worst, so make sure to scroll and check everything out!

Strength Training Theory and Principles

https://www.strengthandconditioningresearch.com/perspectives/strength-endurance-continuum/

http://www.thestrengthexchange.com/are-you-overtrained-or-overreached/

http://www.thestrengthexchange.com/sleep-science-and-swoleness-part-1/

https://www.strongerbyscience.com/how-to-get-strong-what-is-strong/

http://www.jtsstrength.com/articles/2013/03/25/why-speed-work-doesnt-work/

https://www.elitefts.com/education/3-scientific-theories-behind-blood-flow-restriction-training/

 

Programming

https://kabukistrength.com/the-autoregulation-book-of-methods-includes-a-free-velocity-profiling-download-for-all-readers/

http://www.barbellmedicine.com/12-ways-to-skin-the-texas-method/?utm_source=Barbell+Medicine+Newsletter&utm_campaign=09c3b99516-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2016_12_24&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_94e0e9d430-09c3b99516-32701868

http://complementarytraining.net/set-and-rep-schemes-in-strength-training-part-1/

https://sci-fit.net/scientific-recommendations-1/

https://www.strongerbyscience.com/non-responders/

https://www.elitefts.com/education/what-why-when-how-a-guide-to-using-an-intro-week/

https://precisionpowerlifting.wordpress.com/2018/05/08/monitoring-internal-load-and-intra-block-progress/

https://www.powerliftingtowin.com/how-to-rate-rpes-correctly/

http://www.powerliftingtowin.com/autoregulation/

http://www.powerliftingtowin.com/powerlifting-programming/

https://www.strongerbyscience.com/weekly-load-progression/

https://www.strongerbyscience.com/flexible-training/

https://www.strongerbyscience.com/frequency-muscle/

https://www.strongerbyscience.com/training-frequency/

https://www.strongerbyscience.com/periodization-data/

https://www.strongerbyscience.com/autoregulation/

https://www.strongerbyscience.com/periodization-history-theory/

https://www.strongerbyscience.com/tapering/

https://www.strongerbyscience.com/complete-strength-training-guide/

https://articles.reactivetrainingsystems.com/2016/04/01/project-momentum/

https://articles.reactivetrainingsystems.com/2018/02/28/why-i-dont-use-prilepins-chart/

https://articles.reactivetrainingsystems.com/2018/01/10/should-you-use-heavy-singles-in-training/

http://www.jtsstrength.com/articles/2016/12/06/making-sense-of-bondarchuk-periodization-models/

http://www.jtsstrength.com/articles/2016/09/06/making-sense-of-bondarchuk-athlete-adaptation-profiles/

http://www.jtsstrength.com/articles/2016/07/06/making-sense-of-bondarchuk-transfer-of-training/

http://www.jtsstrength.com/articles/2016/06/20/making-sense-of-bondarchuk-exercise-classification/

http://www.jtsstrength.com/articles/2012/06/15/how-i-would-westside/

Programs

https://www.barbellmedicine.com/scivationstrong/

https://www.powerliftingtowin.com/powerlifting-programs/

https://articles.reactivetrainingsystems.com/2016/08/18/using-rts-on-a-sheiko-base-program/

https://articles.reactivetrainingsystems.com/2015/12/01/the-rts-generalized-intermediate-program-by-mike-tuchscherer/

https://startingstrength.com/article/into-the-great-wide-open-the-texas-method-and-5-3-1

Bench Press

http://bonvecstrength.com/2017/01/26/6-ways-to-improve-your-bench-press-lockout/

https://www.strongerbyscience.com/healthy-shoulders-big-bench/

https://www.strongerbyscience.com/lats-bench-press-much-ado-little/

https://www.strongerbyscience.com/bench-press-bar-path/

https://www.strongerbyscience.com/why-you-should-not-tuck-your-elbows-benching/

https://www.strongerbyscience.com/how-to-bench/

Squat

https://www.strongerbyscience.com/squat-stance-width/

https://www.elitefts.com/education/alternatives-to-squat-training-after-overuse-injuries/

https://www.elitefts.com/education/using-squat-variations-to-alter-movement-patterns/

https://www.strongerbyscience.com/sitting-back-squat-much-ado-little/

https://www.strongerbyscience.com/the-sticking-point-in-the-squat-what-causes-it-and-what-to-do-about-it/

https://www.strongerbyscience.com/high-bar-and-low-bar-squatting-2-0/

https://www.strongerbyscience.com/its-time-to-end-this-nonsense-high-bar-vs-low-bar-squatting/

http://www.jtsstrength.com/articles/2013/01/21/7-habits-of-highly-effective-squatters/

http://www.jtsstrength.com/articles/2013/01/25/the-greatest-squat-article-ever/

https://www.strongerbyscience.com/how-to-squat/

Deadlift

https://www.strongerbyscience.com/trap-bar-deadlifts/

https://www.elitefts.com/education/the-sumo-deadlift-youre-doing-it-the-wrong-way/

https://www.strongerbyscience.com/how-to-deadlift/

Mobility/Warm-up/Movement Prep

http://www.jtsstrength.com/articles/2014/09/04/best-damn-squat-mobility-article-period/

Injury and Rehab

https://drjohnrusin.com/stop-squatting-through-that-painful-hip-pinch/

https://drjohnrusin.com/the-complete-guide-to-foundations-fallacies-of-tissue-regeneration/

https://www.elitefts.com/education/coaching-education/case-study-programming-considerations-for-the-injury-prone-powerlifter/

https://www.powerliftingcoaching.com/blog/2018/7/25/why-you-dont-have-a-deadlift-lockout-problem

https://www.strongerbyscience.com/powerlifting-injuries/

https://www.strongerbyscience.com/squatting-with-patellar-tendinopathy/

Powerlifting Meets and Competing

https://www.elitefts.com/education/the-biggest-mistakes-first-time-competitors-make-in-training-and-at-the-meet/

https://marylandpowerlifting.com/2009/05/11/a-powerlifters-guide-to-attempt-selection/

https://www.strongerbyscience.com/which-weight-class-is-best-for-you/

Weight Cuts

https://marylandpowerlifting.com/2007/09/14/makingweight/

https://www.powerliftingtowin.com/cutting-weight-for-powerlifting/

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