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Strength and Conditioning Stuff You Should Read: 1/28/13

Written on January 28, 2013 at 9:28 am, by Eric Cressey

Here’s a list of recommended strength and conditioning reads to kick off your week on the right foot:

Omega-6 vs. Omega-3: Who Cares? – The Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio is a topic that’s been scrutinized heavily in analyzing the typical American diet, but if you’re someone who is already good about picking healthy food options, you may be making things far too complex.  Dr. Mike Roussell clarifies in this article.

Is Metabolic Resistance Training Right for Everyone? – This was a guest post I published from Joe Dowdell back in 2011, and a conversation I had about progressions in beginners made me think of it.  This is a “must-read” for up-and-coming trainers who deal with deconditioned folks in the general population.

Will Your College Go Out of Business Before You Graduate? – I thought this was a tremendously interesting post from Mark Cuban.  While it might not seem related to the fitness industry at first glance, I suspect that our field could be among the first ones affected if a scenario like this emerged.  With such a low barrier to entry in this industry, it’s not unreasonable to think that folks will shun the $250,000 (or more) exercise science degree and just go right to the trenches. I touched on this a little bit a while back in my blog posts, Is An Exercise Science Degree Really Worth it? – Part 1 and Part 2.

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  • THOR

    Hi Eric,

    An (irrelevant) idea for something that I find a bit confusing that might warrant a mention in a future post: What is the difference between laxity, mobility, and flexibility? My impression is that laxity=bad, mobility=good, and flexibility=it depends, but I don’t have a sense of what the difference between the three terms are.

    Thanks!

  • http://ericcressey.com Eric Cressey
  • Chris

    Hey eric,

    just a random question. in the offseason, do you ever have you athletes work exercises (front squats, RDL’s) EXPLOSIVELY (lighter weights) or just load up the weights for all exercises and work explosiveness closer toward preseason?

    thanks!

  • http://ericcressey.com Eric Cressey

    Chris,

    In the overwhelming majority of cases – regardless of time of year – I want our athletes moving the load as fast concentrically as they can.


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