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Strength and Conditioning Stuff You Should Read: 8/1/12

Written on August 1, 2012 at 7:52 am, by Eric Cressey

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

Four Must-Try Mobility Drills – In case you haven’t already seen this, it’s a article I had published at Arnold Schwartzenegger’s website yesterday, including a lengthy video.

“He’s a Big, Strong Kid” – With the $100 off sale of the IYCA High School Strength and Conditioning Coach Certification this week, it seemed like a good time to “reincarnate” this popular one from the archives at EricCressey.com.

Everything You Need to Know about the Hip Thrust – This is a thorough blog post from Bret Contreras on “everything hip thrust.”  Bret’s devoted his career to glutes and pioneered this exercise, so you could say that he’s an authority on the matter.

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6 Responses to “Strength and Conditioning Stuff You Should Read: 8/1/12”

  1. james nonnemacher Says:

    There are several versions of the yoga push up. The version I use starts from the down dog position moving, in one continuous motion, to upward facing dog. The movement should be a fluid motion; in moving from down dog to upward facing dog you sort of perform a “scooping” motion where the face and then the chest almost come in contact with the floor as you move into the finished position. You perform the movement in reverse to get back to the starting position.

  2. Erik Young Says:

    I love reading “He’s a Big, Strong Kid.”

    Thanks for the material Coach.

  3. Eric Cressey Says:

    Thanks, Erik!

  4. Eric Cressey Says:


    I avoid that version because of the lumbar hyperextension in the bottom position, as well as the tendency to create excessive scapular depression and humeral anterior glide from the overactive lats.

  5. Luke Says:

    Great mobility drills! Thanks! Im always looking for new warm ups to do with my clients.

    Thanks again!

  6. Eric Cressey Says:

    Thanks, Luke!

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