The Best of 2022: Strength and Conditioning Articles

About the Author: Eric Cressey

With 2022 winding down, I’m using this last week of the year to direct you to some of the most popular content of the past 12 months at, as this “series” has been quite popular over the past few years. Today, we start with the most popular articles of the year; these are the pieces that received the most traffic, according to my hosting statistics.

1. Why We Shouldn’t Compare Kids in Sports – One of the more concerning trends I’m seeing on the youth sports scene is the how often the youngest kids are compared to their peers. In this article, I dug in on the problems with this approach:

2. Positions vs. Pressures– About 15 years ago, I attended a two-day course with Dr. William Brady, a well respected chiropractor and manual therapist in the Boston area. During the event, he said, “Biomechanics is a combination of physics and biology. Put another way, it is the study of load applied to human tissue.” It was the most succinct and encompassing definition of biomechanics that I’d heard, so I frantically scribbled it down in my notes – and I’ve had it in the back of my mind to this day each time I’ve evaluated movement. This article explains why.

3. Why You Can’t Feel Your Serratus Anterior Working – I received an inquiry from a follower who asked why it’s so hard to “feel” serratus anterior targeted exercises. There’s a fair amount to unpack in this regard, so I recorded this video on the topic.

4. Exercise of the Week: Slideboard Lateral Lunge with Eccentric Band OverloadI picked up this exercise from my buddy, Ben Bruno – and it’s clearly not only a hit with me, as it got a lot of traffic when I shared it with a baseball-focused audience.

5. Exercise of the Week: Supported Elbow CARs This was my New Year’s Day 2022 post, and it stood the test of time as one of the most popular pieces of content for the year.

I’ll be back soon with another “Best of 2022” feature. Up next, the top guest posts of the year!

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