Chris and I reviewed 50 different articles for this month’s Strength & Conditioning Research Review. If you haven’t signed up yet I think you should; it’s such a great amount of information for only $10/month, and the feedback we’ve received so far is phenomenal.
Strength and conditioning
- Do deeper squats improve vertical jumps more so than partial squats?
- Can kettlebell swings improve back squat and power clean performance?
- Does it matter which order you perform exercises in your workout?
- Do back squats improve 5m, 10m or 20m sprints most?
- Does stretching a muscle improve strength in the contralateral muscle?
- Does stretching the antagonist before explosive exercise improve performance?
- Do short sprints performed several minutes prior to shot put attempts improve distance thrown?
- Does rest-pause training cause more fatigue or increase muscle activation to a greater degree than volume-matched straight sets?
- Are hip flexion strength and cross-sectional area of the psoas major determinants of soccer performance?
- Is periodization essential for moderately trained individuals such as amateur athletes?
- Do peak force and rate of force development decrease between twice-daily workouts for adults and for Olympic lifters?
- What is the optimum length of time to wait following a postactivation potentiation effect before attempting a maximum effort?
- Are unilateral countermovement jumps a better predictor of change-of-direction sprint performance than bilateral countermovement jumps?
- Is countermovement jump performance correlated with 5m-sprint performance?
- Are repeated sprints better or worse than separate power and energy systems sessions?