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Strength and Conditioning Stuff You Should Read: 9/26/12

Written on September 26, 2012 at 8:16 am, by Eric Cressey

Here are some good strength and conditioning reads to peruse this week:

Do You Have a Management Problem?  – Martin Rooney always has some great content not only in terms of training, but also with respect to how to take control of your life and make all the pieces fit together.  This is one such example.

10 Mistakes Coaches Make – My good friend John Romaniello reminded me that yesterday was the tenth anniversary of my first article at T-Nation.  While it certainly wasn’t my best of all time, I thought I’d use this opportunity to highlight a different one that I wrote over the past decade that stuck out in my mind.

Training the Lactate System – Patrick Ward brings to light some great points that a lot of folks overlook with respect to understanding work capacity, optimizing recovery, and training sport-specific energy systems. If you liked the discussion of heart rate variability that I posted last week, you’ll enjoy this as well.

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2 Responses to “Strength and Conditioning Stuff You Should Read: 9/26/12”

  1. Brian Says:

    So what would be the application in Patrick’s article? Even if LT is a by-product of aerobic capacity, incorporating long slow distance training on a regular basis is still notorious for making athletes slow, weak, less powerful, and less mobile, in addition to unfavorable changes in testosterone and cortisol levels.

  2. Eric Cressey Says:


    We’re still learning about all of this, but the more recent HRV approaches seem to suggest that there is a happy medium. It may not need to be on a regular basis if an athlete has a base level of fitness. And, of course, it’s very specific to the sport. A lot of aerobic work will hurt a baseball player more than a soccer player, for instance. Definitely an important area for future research.

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