Random Friday Thoughts: 3/20/09

About the Author: Eric Cressey

1. As I mentioned last week, I came down with a nasty bug of some sort – and it felt like I was swallowing thumbtacks for a few days.  Well, long story short, it’s a week later – and my throat isn’t much better, and I still don’t have my voice back (which tends to be pretty important when you spend your days yelling at athletes).  So, I’m finally breaking down and heading to the doctor’s this morning.  Normally, I probably would have been stubborn and tried to wait this out even longer, but I’m giving a 8am-5pm seminar on Sunday, and I’ll kind of need my voice for that.  It looks like I could be going on antibiotics for the first time since I was 17…

2. Speaking of antibiotics, Brian St. Pierre wrote a great blog recently about important dietary modifications for those who are on antibiotics.  It’s definitely worth reading; check it out HERE.

3. Continuing with the immunity stuff, I recently came across an article that noted that a recent study showed that children who slept seven hours or less each night are three times more likely to get a respiratory illness after exposure to a virus than their peers who sleep eight hours or more.   I wonder where strength coaches/writers/consultants/entrepreneurs who sleep less than two hours a night fall on this list…

4. If you’re a baseball fan looking for a good read, I’d encourage you to check out License to Deal: A Season on the Run with a Maverick Baseball Agent.  Jerry Crasnick, a baseball writer for ESPN.com, follows around Matt Sosnick and Paul Cobbe of the Sosnick-Cobbe sports agency to offer a great overview of the baseball representation business and how it’s evolved in recent years.


The book was actually recommended to me by one of our athletes and their clients, Harvard graduate and Oakland A’s pitching prospect Shawn Haviland.  It was an interesting read for me, as I’m a strength and conditioning coach in the private sector who deals with active pro baseball players, future pro baseball players with the draft rapidly approaching, agents, and representatives of the MLB organizations.  My business partner is reading right now and really enjoying it, too.  I’d definitely encourage you to check it out HERE.

5. This is the longest exercise name in history, but it’s a great one:

6. Last, but certainly not least, the sign-up page for the Maine NSCA event on April 18 is now up.  You can check it out HERE.

Have a great weekend!