Random Friday Thoughts: 7/31/09

About the Author: Eric Cressey

1. As you read this blog, I’ll be taking in (and presenting at) the Perform Better Summit in Long Beach, CA.  You, on the other hand, will be missing out on the fun.  Sorry, dude.

Actually, the next best thing for you would be to check out the Perform Better website, as they have their big end-of-summer sale going on right now.  You can get everything from massage tools, to med balls, to kettlebells at big discounts.

You can’t buy people to throw around as weights, but let’s be honest; that’s soooo British.

2. Cressey Performance athlete Danny O’Connor will be boxing tonight on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights.  Danny is looking to run his professional record to 8-0.  I know I’ll be looking all over on Friday night to find a TV to check out our man in action, and I’d encourage you to do the same, too.

3. Congratulations to CP athlete Mitch Perez, who threw a no-hitter in the opening game of the Central Mass Senior Babe Ruth World Series.  Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, another CP athlete, Eric Reale, threw a one-hitter the same day, and Matt McGavick threw a complete game shutout to win the series.  Nice work, fellas!


4. Those of you who (like me) deal with young athletes on a daily basis have probably come across loads of parents who wonder whether resistance training is bad for kids who are still developing.  Obviously, we know that isn’t the case – but relating it to these parents isn’t always as easy as you might think.  Fortunately, the NSCA just updated its position statement on Youth Resistance Training.  You can check it out HERE.

5. In case you missed this week’s newsletter (and you should be subscribed!), here it is – complete with a look how to avoid shoulder pain during push-ups.

Have a great weekend!