Strength and Conditioning Stuff You Should Read: 8/26/19

About the Author: Eric Cressey

I hope you had a good weekend. Here’s a list of recommended reading and listening for the week ahead:

EC on the Physical Preparation Podcast – This is my third time on Mike Robertson’s podcast, and it’s always a great time. Speaking of Mike, he’s launching an awesome training certification in the next few weeks. I’ve had a chance to preview it, and it’s outstanding stuff. You can learn more and get on the announcement list HERE.

EC on the Leave Your Mark Podcast -This was a fun podcast with Scott Livingston. We talked a lot more about my upbringing and how Cressey Sports Performance came to be than we did actual training stuff, so it’s a good listen for anyone interested in career development.

I Got My Hip Replaced at 39. Here’s Why That Might Get More Common – It’s not often that you get an insightful article on a sports medicine topic, but this one was really good. Spoiler alert: hip replacements are getting much more durable – and it should continue in the decades ahead.

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So many people hate on big leg kicks because they think it makes things too high maintenance. I wish more people would realize that any potential drawbacks are usually outweighed by the fact that this unloading of the front leg increases back hip load and can actually make rotational force production more efficient because ideal direction is preserved. I don’t think the baseball or S&C field as a whole appreciates that a lot of athletes barely get into their back hips during hitting, pitching, med ball work, etc. Sometimes, a bigger leg lift in front is the quickest way to find the back hip. 💪 Congrats to @19boknows for a great start in the show. Lots of hard work rewarded, no doubt. Product of a great family – and a heck of a first hitting coach! #Repost @mlb @get_repost_easily #repost_easily ****** Start your day with some slow-mo Bo.

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