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Strength and Conditioning Stuff You Should Read: 4/18/13

Written on April 18, 2013 at 10:58 am, by Eric Cressey

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

Elite Training Mentorship – My in-service this month talked a lot about the business of fitness and how we developed our baseball niche.  I also uploaded a few articles and exercise demonstrations to complement the contributions from the rest of the ETM crew.  If you aren’t checking this great resource out yet, do so!

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Fascinating Facts About Sleep – This was a fantastic piece by TC Luoma at T-Nation about the importance of sleep – and you’ll definitely learn something.

Foam Rolling and Increased Joint ROM – This was a study summary from Patrick Ward.  It’s a great read for those who are skeptical of the benefits of foam rolling.

Also, in light of this week’s tragedy in Boston, I’d call this a must-view video.  It’s the moment of silence, video tribute, and national anthem from before the first Boston Bruins game after the event.

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  • Liked the article on foam rolling. Completely agree with the study’s findings. + ROM with no loss of power. Whereas static stretching seems to decrease power for a short period of time. Do you have any opinion on how static stretching takes the muscle out of its optimal contraction zone, thus reducing power?


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