The Best of the Week: Things You Shouldn’t Miss 11/5-11/11

Welcome back to another Best of the Week! Hope you had a great second week of November. I am realizing that I totally neglected my conditioning during the month of October as I was squatting just about everyday and limiting my conditioning for the next days workout. So needless to say, some of the higher volume work I have been doing has had me huffing and puffing.

But enough about me, let’s get to the real reason you came here. Some good content out this week that you definitely shouldn’t miss.

My Personal Shenanigans

8 Takeaways From Spending the Day with Eric Cressey

I had the opportunity to spend last Sunday learning from Eric Cressey, a top baseball strength and conditioning coach. Here are some takeaways I had from his seminar.

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Articles You Shouldn’t Miss

The Unspoken Tenets of Strength Training

Written By: Tony Gentilcore

Tony goes through his “tenets” of training that he has put together over the last 15 years of training clients.

I think more people need to hear the next quote from this article

You’re busy, I’m busy, everyone’s busy.

Those people who get stronger are those who show up.

They make training a priority, not Netflix.

How To Not Be a Soft Athlete(Part 1)

Written By: Micah Kurtz via

Coach Kurtz knocks this one out of the park. Every young athlete should read this article series. Coach Kurtz takes a different spin on the “soft athlete” in this post.

Check out what coach calls the “soft athlete”:

Someone who is “soft” is a person that is negatively influenced by his or her peers. A “soft” person is someone who lacks the dedication and discipline to resist the temptation of doing something that does not advance their dream or puts their dream at risk.

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Weak Grip: Is It Diminishing Your Strength Gains?

Written by: Brett Cummins

Could your grip be holding you back? Brett says yes. Check out this hilarious quote from the article:

Don’t listen to Justin Bieber Songs and really bad Rap all night long- Get a strong grip

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Something For Your Ears

The Strength Coach Podcast: The Back Mechanic and the Powerlifter-The Gift of Injury With Stu McGill and Brian Carrol

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