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Random Friday Thoughts: 11/27/09

Written on November 27, 2009 at 6:55 pm, by Eric Cressey

1. First off, I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.  Before I get to the video footage from yesterday morning, I wanted to give you a couple of quick heads-ups on some seminars at which I’ll be speaking in 2010 (just confirmed):

  • January 30, 2010: Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning 4th Annual Winter Seminar – Winchester, MA
  • March 7-8, 2010: NSCA Personal Trainers Conference – Las Vegas, NV
  • March 27-28, 2010: Vancouver Seminar (click here for details)
  • May 8-10, 2010: Sports Medicine 2010: Advances in MRI and Orthopaedic Management – Boston, MA

Hope to see some of you at one or more of these events!

2. A big congratulations goes out to CP athlete CJ Retherford, who hit the game-winning HR in the championship of the Arizona Fall League (Video HERE).  CJ will be out to Boston to train when January rolls around.

3. And, just when we thought the post-baseball-season celebration was over, we learned that CP athlete Tim Collins was named Toronto Blue Jays Organizational Pitcher of the Year.  Congratulations, Tim!


4. John Berardi is running a great sale on Precision Nutrition through December 1.  They’re offering them the Precision Nutrition System – including Gourmet Nutrition Version 1 and an all-access membership to their private Member Zone – plus a one-year subscription to their Results Tracker program, and free shipping to the US and Canada for just $99.00. If you haven’t checked it out – or you have a family member or friend who could use some help on the nutrition side of things – I’d strongly encourage you to check this out.  It’s the single-best nutrition resource available on the web today: Precision Nutrition


5. We’ll have the pictures and videos from the CP Thanksgiving lift posted as soon as possible.  A camera was lost and we’re in the process of finding it!

6. In the meantime, here are some recommended readings from the past here at EricCressey.com that might interest you:

Hip Injuries in Baseball: My take on the huge increase in hip issues in MLB players.

Stagnancy vs. Stability: Even in a dynamic field like strength and conditioning, the status quo is sometimes still just fine.

7. Just got this little bit of feedback on Assess and Correct from Mark Young of markyoungtrainingsystems.com:

“As a strength coach myself, I have literally read thousands of studies, textbooks, and articles relating to assessment and correction.  But when I heard that Mike, Eric, and Bill were going to be putting together a product on this very subject I wanted to be first in line to put my hard earned money on the table. I think this product is going to change how people prepare for performance and that owning it is a must for anyone who is absolutely serious about results.”

Check it out for yourself: Assess and Correct.

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One Response to “Random Friday Thoughts: 11/27/09”

  1. TJ Says:


    I’m not sure if you’ll pop by and check out the comments section, but if you do, is there any potential for a future post relating to squatting and the potential for endplate fractures?

    I’ve been hearing a bit more about how even squat variations where you maintain a “neutral” spine/natural lordosis do not automatically equate to no potential for issues.almost akin to how you’ve said in the past that asymptomatic does not mean free from both inefficiency and shoulder dysfunction.

    I definitely see squat variations as having a place in programming still, but this has given me further pause since the spine is far from my specialty.

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