I′ve decided to post up a bunch on links to useful training information for people who are interested. The links are chalk full of good information that you won′t find in any HIT source. This stuff also represents where the strength training world is at the moment.
1) Madcows Site
– An invaluable training resource, packed full of very useful information. Everything from exercise descriptions, programming, theory, further readings, etc. Take a look and read though as much as you can stomach, then read some more.
Pretty much everything youll need is on Madcows page, but Ive added some stuff below that Ive found useful as well. Some of it might also be on Madcows page, but Ive long forgotten where I got all this stuff from.
2) Exercise Videos
– Some good information on how to perform exercises.
3) Pendlay Rows
– Probably the best row you can do. Created by Glen Pendlay.
4) Shoulder Pre-Habilitation
– Pay attention to this stuff and incorporate some rotator cuff work into your program. Prevention is the best treatment, I cant stress this enough.
5) One Rep Max Calculator
6) Two-Factor Theory
– Some basic stuff on what Two-Factor Theory is and why it is correct.
– An excellent introduction to Periodization. Also explains Two-Factor Theory.
8) The Taper
– An explanation of the Taper as well as Two-Factor Theory.
– A good explanation of what happens at failure. Pay attention to NWLifters posts in these two threads.
11) Westside Barbell
– The most popular Powerlifting Method in North America. A lot of it is based on stuff presented in Zatsiorsky′s Science and Practice of Strength Training
12) Mark Rippetoes Starting Strength
– One of the best around. His book is fantastic and should be required reading before picking up a weight.
13) Bill Starrs 5×5
– Old school strength training. Starr′s stuff has been around for decades and has stood the test of time.
That′s all for now. If I find some other stuff that is useful I′ll post it here as well.
This is meant to be a thread for strength training resources. I wish to keep it free of discussion so it will be easier to find things as I add them in the future. If it falls off please bump it to the top every now and then. If you wish to discuss any of this stuff, please start another thread. Moreover, if you wish to post HIT resources, please create a thread dedicated to HIT based stuff.