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Strength and Conditioning Stuff You Should Read: 6/20/12

Written on June 20, 2012 at 6:35 pm, by Eric Cressey

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

Increasing Dorsiflexion: Cuboid Mobilization – With yesterday’s post on ankle mobility, I thought I’d highlight another great “complementary” perspective on the topic from Bill Hartman.

Managing Structural and Functional Asymmetries in Ice Hockey: Part 1 and Part 2 – I’ve talked a lot about how much becoming familiar with the Postural Restoration Institute philosophy has helped me in the way I manage baseball players.  In these two blog posts, Kevin Neeld talks about how they’ve helped him with hockey – from assessment to corrective exercise.

The Age of the Pitcher and How We Got Here – This might be the single-best article I’ve ever read at ESPN.com.  Jayson Stark did an awesome job of reviewing all the factors that may have contributed to why pitchers are thriving and hitters are struggling compared to previous years – and it’s a trend that has lasted 12 years.  I’ll definitely echo the sentiment about pitchers being better than ever, particularly with respect to the number of power arms coming out of the high school ranks.  Years ago, throwing 92mph out of high school made you an extremely noteworthy prospect; now, it just makes you another guy that *might* get drafted – even as a lefty!

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