Sunday Reading: Research review, myths, nutrition, grip, OHP and podcasts

Eat.Move.Improve have a step by step guide to a free standing handstand with videos of the steps.

Bodyweight Fitness for Travellers and Vagabonds – The 1-Minute Handstand

Eric Cressey has written a guest article for Mens Health about what to do if you can’t squat deep.

Strength Training Programs: What to Do If You Can’t Squat Deep

Jonathan Goodman from has written a guest post on that is about boiling down the four essential movements to to its basic technique and what they all have in common despite all the variations of these four basics.

Hacking the New Exercise Learning Curve


Authority Nutrition have an very interesting list of the 11 biggest lies in mainstream nutrition. In paritcular check out #1

Top 11 Biggest Lies of Mainstream Nutrition

Jordan Syatt goes through some myths and interesting research on nutrition for strength performance.

Peri-Workout Nutrition for Strength Performance

Research reviews.

Alan Aragon have a monthly research review journal where he concentrates on training, nutrition and supllementaion. You can read the first issue for free to get a taste of what its about

Alan Aragorns’s Research Review

First issue of Alan Aragorn’s Research Review

Brett Contreras and Chris Beardsley have a monthly review journal called Strength and Conditioning where they review the latest studies in strength and conditioning, biomechanics, physical therapy, and physiology.

Strength and Conditioning Research

Grip work

Joe Weir has a two part guide on hand grippers. The first part covers the resistence of the CoC grippers and a training plan. The second part covers some myths and general info you should know when shopping for one. The third link to an alternative way of training the grip, I have already mentioned this before it’s the crumbling up newspapers way of training.

The Gripper Guide

Gripper Guide Continued

Finger grip strengthening

Shoulder Pain and Overhead Pressing

Ryan Brown from the juggernaut have a guide to shoulder pain where he lists the most likely places that give you trouble.

A Guide to Shoulder Pain-Part 1

A Guide to Shoulder Pain-Part 2

Dean Somerset has written an excellent article for T-Nation about how to do over pressing without any shoulder pain, including some weighted exercises for stabilizing the shoulder.

Smart Overhead Pressing


I have found three excellent fitness related podcasts. The first one is only indirectly related to fitness, it is the unofficial podcast of fitocracy.

The Jack-N-Out-Connection

The second one is Muscle College Radio from and it features Dr. Layne Norton and Dr. Jake Wilson where they talk about hypertrophy and research science. It is a new weekly show with just two episodes so far so you can get in before its hip.

Muscle College Radio

The third podcast is from Bret Contreras and Jonathan Fass where they talk about research, the science method and of course glutes.

The Strength of Evidence


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