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The Best of 2011: Features

Written on December 28, 2011 at 7:31 pm, by Eric Cressey

I love writing multi-part features because it really affords me more time to dig deep into a topic of interest to both my readers and me.  In many ways, it’s a challenge on par with writing a short book, whereas individual blogs tend to be quick bullet points. That said,  here were five noteworthy features from 2011 at EricCressey.com:

How to Deadlift: Which Deadlift Variation is Right for You? – Part 1 (Conventional Deadlift) – This kicked off a three-part series on why certain deadlift variations may be more appropriate than others for certain lifters.  Be sure to read installments 2 and 3: the Sumo Deadlift and the Trap Bar Deadlift.

Is an Exercise Science Degree Really Worth It? – Part 1 – I expected this series to be far more controversial than it was, but to be honest, most people simply agreed with me, so it was popular for a different reason!  Check out Part 2 as well.

Coffee Consumption and Health: The Final Word – Part 1 – As I noted the other day, one of the biggest surprises for me in 2011 was that my readers were psyched to get nutrition content at EricCressey.com, and Brian St. Pierre’s guest blog on coffee consumption and health was one such example.  Be sure to check out Part 2 as well.

How to Fit Core Stability Exercises into Strength and Conditioning Programs – Part 1 – This two-part feature was published late in the year, but that didn’t stop it from receiving enough traffic to rank in the top five at year-end.  It was a follow-up to the Functional Stability Training seminar that Mike Reinold and I presented at Cressey Performance in November.  Click here for part 2.

Is Dairy Healthy? The Whole Story – Part 1 – This three-part feature was another great guest submission from Brian St. Pierre on a hotly debated topic in the nutrition world.  Check out Part 2 and Part 3 as well.

Speaking of features, that wraps up this third installment of the “Best of 2011” series; I’ll be back soon with the top videos of 2011.

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3 Responses to “The Best of 2011: Features”

  1. Troy Says:

    Love your content, having you pull these together is awesome. I’ll be digging through the articles on core training and deadlifts for sure.


  2. Doug Says:

    It’s been a great year of content from you Eric. Year after year your work is what I read the most and look forward to each week.

    Much continued success to you and the crew at Cressey Performance in 2012


  3. Brad Says:

    Hi Eric,

    I love the reading your blog. Really gives me a lot of valuable info (especially since I am just the average uneducated guy trying to get stronger, better and stay injury free).

    I have a question after reading your deadlift articles.

    I know most people uses a belt when setting PRs. Then programs often prescribe percentages of your 1RM.

    However, when I am training the deadlift normally I will not wear a belt . Do I use the percentages based of my 1RM with a BELT?

    Since I am not using a belt when training, should I not use my 1RM PR WITH A BELT? That said, I am currently not using a belt to set PRs because I am not using a belt for all my regular training sessions.

    Thanks a lot.


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