Strength and Conditioning Stuff You Should Read: 5/17/12

About the Author: Eric Cressey

Here’s this week’s list of recommended strength and conditioning reading:

The Coming Meltdown in College Education and Why the Economy Won’t Get Better Anytime Soon – I stay away from politics with this blog, but this post from Mark Cuban was too good to resist – particularly because it was a great follow-up to my series, Is an Exercise Science Degree Really Worth It? In case you missed my previous articles, be sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2 of the series.  I think it’s a really important consideration in our field, where the average personal trainer makes less than $30,000, yet an exercise science degree can cost well over $200,000 even before student loan interest is included. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Advanced Rotary Stability Plank Progressions – Be sure to check out this post from Mike Reinold, where he outlines some great core stability exercise progressions, many of which can be found in our Functional Stability Training DVD set.

The 10 Things Fitness Magazines Won’t Tell You – I have gotten to work with Adam Bornstein quite a bit through both Men’s Health and LiveStrong, and I like doing so because he isn’t just a bright guy, but also a straight-shooter.  This article demonstrates both!

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