Grip Adjustment, Fix Plateaus, and Optimizing Athletic Development

This week’s Stuff You Should Read comes from Miguel Aragoncillo, Joel Jamieson, and Joel Smith.


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Stuff You Should Read

One Weird Trick – Installment 13: Adjusting Grip Intensity on Cable Exercises

Miguel Aragoncillo has an article on how to adjusting grip intensity, and tension, during cable exercises:

3 Program Design Mistakes That Lead to Plateaus — and How to Fix Them

Joel Jamieson has an excellent article up on talking about some mistakes he’s seen in program design that could lead to stalled progress, and his solutions for them:

Optimizing Long Term Athletic Development: A Guide for Physical Preparation Coaches

Joel Smith has an article up on talking about how to set maximize athletic development and optimize the path to get there: