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Random Friday Thoughts: 7/18/08

Written on July 18, 2008 at 8:01 am, by Eric Cressey

1. Here’s a great article on the potential drawbacks of yoga. I’ve written about this before, but it’s nice to see someone else providing a “user’s perspective.”

2. My girlfriend deadlifted 250 and benched 135 this week. She’s awesome and I’m the luckiest guy in the world.

3. I’ve written about it before, and I’m going to reiterate it again: Vitamin D supplementation is going to be the next big thing. The typical 400IU dosage doesn’t appear to be enough; there’s a solid benefit for most to up that to 1,000IU/day or slightly more. In some serious clinical deficiencies, they’ll go on some insane dosages.

4. The All-Star Break has just finished up, but I’m already as excited as a little kid on Christmas when I think about our crew of pro baseball guys for the upcoming off-season. We’re going to be kicking out studs for years to come. If you’re a ballplayer (or other athlete, for that matter) with interest, drop us an email at cresseyperformance@gmail.com.

5. Brian St. Pierre attempted to become the first person to ever get me to puke with training program with an insane pseudo-Strongman medley at the facility on Tuesday. It was to no avail, though; I only dry-heaved, so the perfect record is intact. Thanks for playing, Brian.

6. I really can’t stand the phrase “It is what it is.” What the heck does that mean? “I’m too lazy to finish this sentence or come up with another useful thought.”

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7 Responses to “Random Friday Thoughts: 7/18/08”

  1. Bo Says:

    Eric, I just read your article on T Nation “6 mistakes”. I am glad someone has the nads to go against deep squats. I had meniscus repair in ’05. My surgeon stated at the time that a 105* angle if horizontal is 90* should be max depth for most people if they want to have healthy knees and lower backs their entire life. Thanks, Bo

  2. Steph Says:

    Just never forget that your girlfriend is more awesome than you Cressey. And I can’t believe I missed the Brian/dry-heave episode. Oh, yeah, I was at the hospital. Off to yoga…..you’re not the only funny one Eric.

  3. Christopher Says:


    I agree that having a girlfriend that lifts is amazing.


  4. Anonymous Says:

    How deep was Omri able to squat when he first started training?

  5. Anonymous Says:



    Actually Eric says that "if you have the hip mobility and lumbar stability – go A2G, but if your tailbone tucks under – stop,reset,rethink and don't do stupid stuff."

  6. Anonymous Says:

    On a UKSCA course they recommended that everyone bar none squat to their heels… thats one of the reasons the UK are targeting a lofty 12th place on the medals table at the Olympics

  7. Kevin Says:

    Haha, come on EC, you don’t like “It is what it is?” You wanna know what it means? I use it as a stand-in for, “The situation is as I’ve just described it, nothing more and nothing less. There’s little to nothing that I can do to change it at the present time, so I’m just going to have to accept that.”

    I think I’ll continue to use that sweet little five-word phrase instead of the massive 37 word translation. 🙂

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