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Random Thoughts on Long-Term Fitness Industry Success – Installment 9

It's been a while since I posted a new installment on this series, so here are two thoughts that have been rattling around my brain on the business side of fitness. 1. It takes time and many exposures to build top of mind awareness and, more importantly, trust. I had a chat with one of our free agent minor league baseball players a few weeks ago. ...


Strength and Conditioning Stuff You Should Read: 3/18/18

I hope you had a great St. Patrick's Day. I'm in the middle of a busy few weeks of on-and-off travel, so here's some recommended reading to hold you over until I've got a chance to film some new content: Ninety Percent Mental - I just started this sports psychology book from my good friend, Bob Tewksbury. A former MLB All-Star, Bob has gone on to ...


Coyle on Culture: An Interview with Best-Selling Author Daniel Coyle

Back in March of 2016, I was visiting the Cleveland Indians Spring Training complex. While former Cressey Sports Performance pitching coordinator (and current Indians assistant director of player development) Matt Blake was giving me the tour of the complex, he asked me if I knew Dan Coyle. "The Talent Code author? I love that book." "Yeah, he's ...

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The High Performance Handbook

The High Performance Handbook is the most versatile training strength and conditioning program on the market today, as many individuals have used it with success for goals such as fat loss, athletic p...

Functional Stability Training

Functional Stability Training is a comprehensive resource - upper body, lower body, core, and optimizing movement - I created with physical therapist Mike Reinold to overview our approach to an integr...

The Specialization Success Guide

In collaboration with fellow Cressey Sports Performance coach and accomplished powerlifter Greg Robins, I’ve put together 3-month specialization programs for each of the three big lifts: squat, benc...
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Exercise of the Week: Landmine Lateral Lunges

Here's an exercise we came up with this offseason in the middle of a training session with NL Cy Young Award Winner Max Scherzer of the Nationals - and it quickly became a "keeper" for his programs moving forward. Max has gotten pretty strong with lateral lunges, and the kettlebell/dumbbell goblet set-up doesn't work all that well once you're past ...


When Pitching Goes Poorly: 5 Strategies for Righting the Ship

Pitchers can struggle for a number of different reasons, whether it's command, velocity, "stuff," or actual pain/soreness. Historically, when players run into these tough patches, they've been conditioned to look to their mechanics first - and often unnecessary modifications are made on this front before looking deeper into the situation. With that ...


Strength and Conditioning Stuff You Should Read: 3/2/18

I hope you're having a great week. We brought our daughters to Disney for the first time, so it was a quiet content creation week for me. Luckily, I've got some good stuff from around the 'Net for you: Neck Pain and Headaches - This guest post from Dr. Michael Infantino on Tony Gentilcore's blog was outstanding; it included some solid background i ...

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