The Best of 2009: Articles

About the Author: Eric Cressey

In place of “Stuff You Should Read” this week, I thought it might be cool to direct you to our most popular pages and videos for 2009, according to our website statistics.  Presumably, these are the ones that people forwarded to friends the most, and/or the ones that caught the most people’s eyes.  This excludes pages like the homepage, baseball content, products, etc.  Here we go:

Medicine Ball Madness – This piece outlined some of the medicine ball work I do with both my baseball guys and the rest of our clients.  It was so popular that it actually led to me deciding to cover this topic at my Perform Better talks for 2010.

Hip Internal Rotation Deficit: Causes and Fixes – This Q&A on what the lying knee-to-knee stretch does actually led to a discussion of the who, what, when, where, why, and how.

Front vs. Back Squats – This is a different kind of discussion on a debate that’s been going on for years.

Crossfit for Baseball – Controversial?  Yup.  I got a little hate mail for this one, but on the whole, I think I was pretty fair with how I approached it.

“Quad Pulls” and Sprinting Warm-ups – This article discusses how the term “quad pull” might not be the most accurate one out there – and, more importantly, how to avoid them.

A Common Cause of Hip Pain in Athletes – This piece discusses femoral anterior glide syndrome, a term coined by Shirley Sahrmann.

Next, we’ll feature the most popular product reviews of 2009.