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Strength and Conditioning Stuff You Should Read: 7/5/12

Written on July 5, 2012 at 3:29 pm, by Eric Cressey

Here are a few recommended strength and conditioning reads for the week:

Acts of Commission vs. Omission – I got to discussing the concept of “risk: reward” with a seminar attendee last week, and it reminded me of this blog I wrote back in 2010.  The message is incredibly valuable for novice and experienced strength and conditioning coaches alike.

Assessing Apical Expansion – This is another great video from Bill Hartman, this time on the topic of breathing.  We heavily “scrutinize” breathing in our baseball guys and do several breathing drills on the table as part of their warm-ups.  The more extension your athletes encounter in the sport, the more powerful this stuff becomes.  For more information, be sure to check out the Postural Restoration Institute.

Fitocracy – I’ve been logging my training sessions on here for the past few weeks and really enjoying it.  If you’re looking for a way to quantify your efforts and even add a little competition to your training, this is a great outlet through which to do so.

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3 Responses to “Strength and Conditioning Stuff You Should Read: 7/5/12”

  1. Ryan Says:

    I’m curious as to what you personally get out of Fitocracy. I have seen a couple of different sites lately, whether it is Fitocracy or Shapelink, but I am not sure I see what value there is in joining.

  2. Eric Cressey Says:

    Hi Ryan,

    Check this out; it explains the merits I see in Fitocracy: http://ecressey.wpengine.com/fitocracy-a-cool-online-resource

  3. Ryan Says:

    Thanks for the explanation. It looked interesting, but as an accomplished lifter, I was surprised you would see a need to use it. Your article explains those reasons perfectly, so I appreciate your response.

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