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Strength and Conditioning Stuff You Should Read: 1/24/12

Written on January 24, 2012 at 8:35 pm, by Eric Cressey

Here’s this week’s list of recommended strength and conditioning reading:

How Much Strength Do Our Athletes Need? – I thought this was an outstanding piece from Rob Panariello at Bret Contreras’ blog.  It’s a question I’ve asked myself a lot over the past few years, and Rob does an excellent job of discussing how the answer is likely different for every athlete.

Paula Deen’s an Idiot – On the surface, this blog post from Dean Somerset seems to be a rant on this outrageous example of hypocrisy with respect to Deen’s announcement that she had Type 2 Diabetes.  While that would have been spot-on, Dean kicked it up a notch when he busted out some great statistics to show that her “it was my genetics” argument was bogus.  Wildly entertaining; well done, Dean.

What a Puppy Can Teach You About Resistance Training Progress – I came across this article while I was searching for another one in my archives. I wrote it shortly after we got our dog (who is now about 1.5 years old), but the message still resounds.

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  • Great reads indeed!!!

    Do you guys set strength bench marks for some of you core lifts like trap bar deadlifts?

    If so what are these bench marks for the high school, college and pro guys?

  • Thanks Eric, It’s all good stuff, of course, but the Rob Panariello blog is a must read for any strength and conditioning coach. Especially the whole “we’ve got to keep our players fresh” crowd.


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