Strength and Conditioning Stuff You Should Read: 5/3/12

About the Author: Eric Cressey

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

How to Be More Consistent with Your Strength and Conditioning Programs – This is a blog I wrote over at If you’re looking for strategies to keep you from slacking off with your exercise program, look no further.

20 Delicious Protein Powder Recipes (That Aren’t Shakes) – A big congratulations goes out to former Cressey Performance intern and current superstar Roger Lawson on his first article for  Whole foods are “where it’s at,” but this article will show you ways to sneak protein into diets of those clients who just don’t get quite enough in their normal diets. Plus, the desserts and pancakes look really good!

Are Assessments Overrated for the General Population? – This is a thought-provoking post from John Izzo. I often think that some trainers go too far to show folks everything that is wrong with them on the first day, rather than using it as an opportunity to build confidence and get progress started. Assessments are incredibly valuable, but they need to be tailored to the individual. If you know someone is completely deconditioned can’t do a lunge, for instance, it shouldn’t be part of your assessment; you can just assume it.

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