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Random Thursday Thoughts: 7/3

Written on July 3, 2008 at 9:05 am, by Eric Cressey

Hey Gang,

With the 4th of July falling on a Friday, we won’t have any Random Friday Thoughts this weekend. However, that’s not to say that we can’t bump up my senseless digressions to Thursday just this once…

1. I made my ESPN.com debut this week – but it’s not for the reason you might think! Check out DJ Gallo’s column. I’m actually pretty honored that he even gave me the mention, as I’ve been reading Page 2 for quite some time now.

2. I am headed to Maine (my old stomping grounds) with Tony Gentilcore and our girlfriends for the 4th of July. Geek that I am, I am taking about 15 journal articles on shoulder dysfunction with me to read on the beach. I’ll be at Cressey Performance on Sunday night, and then it’s off to Delaware for four days for some more continuing education with respect to the overhead throwing athlete. Dr. Craig Morgan and his colleagues at the Morgan-Kalman Clinic have been gracious enough to extend an invitation to see them in action. To say that I am excited would be an understatement, as these guys have worked with a lot of messed-up arms – many of them worth millions of dollars. I’ll also spend some time in the clinic with Shon Grosse, a great PT in Philadelphia. So, it’ll be seven days of shoulders.

3. Congratulations to Dave Robertson on his Major League Debut. Dave spent some time with us at Cressey Performance this past-offseason, and he made an appearance at Shea Stadium on Sunday for the Yankees. Dave is a great guy and a really hard worker; he deserves all the success that comes his way.

4. Worst. Sign. Ever.

5. Here is a simple, yet effective stretch for those of you who are locked in hip external rotation. This is really common in soccer, hockey, and powerlifting athletes. When performed correctly, you should feel it in your glutes. It’s also a common problem spot for people who over-pronate, as subtalar pronation leads to more tibial and femoral internal rotation – which causes the lateral rotators to work overtime with respect to deceleration. Soft tissue work on these areas works best, but some basic stretching can help as well.

5. DId a 545×3 deadlift and hit a 32.5-inch vertical jump today. Not a bad day at the office…

Have a great holiday!

2 Responses to “Random Thursday Thoughts: 7/3”

  1. Kaiser Says:

    Hey Eric –
    Glad to see you’re reading over the holiday – so am I – I took a Muscle & Fitness, Muscular Development, and Maxim Magazine with me to the beach today too –

    I wasn’t around during segregation, but that dead-lifting sign gives me some insight – woh!, how was that for a tasteless reference?! Hope you edit that one out –

    Keep up the good work man – my review on the book is coming soon –

  2. richard Says:

    hey ec
    i have a question for you regarding maximum strength
    on the low and med volume days do i up my weight to keep it at the most weight i can do for the sets and reps or do i keep it at the same weight as a high volume day

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