Strength and Conditioning Stuff You Should Read: 8/31/13

About the Author: Eric Cressey

It's a bit belated in light of my traveling schedule, but here's this week's list of recommended strength and conditioning reading:

Research Review: Older and Inflamed? Try Exercise – This was a thorough, yet understandable review of some recent research on inflammation as it relates to exercise, courtesy of the good folks at Precision Nutrition.

Training Speed to Get Strong – I wrote this article for T-Nation just over two years ago, and the information is still very on-point and important for intermediate to advanced lifters to understand.  I just didn't want it to slip into internet obscurity, so I'm bumping it up here.

Giving up the PED Guessing Game – This was one of the absolute best perspectives on the performance enhancing drugs debate, as it was written by Gabe Kapler, a former player who has been very outspoken in discussing why he decided to stay clean throughout his career. I think it's a particular good perspective because Kapler also managed in the minor leagues and mentored a lot of younger players – and because he was a heavy fitness and nutrition enthusiast himself.

I hope everyone has a great holiday weekend!

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