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The Best of 2012: Strength and Conditioning Articles

Written on December 27, 2012 at 10:07 pm, by Eric Cressey

With 2012 winding down, I’ll be dedicating this week to the best content of the year, based on traffic volume at EricCressey.com. I’ll kick it off today with my most popular articles from the past year.

1. 5 Reasons You Have Tight Hamstrings – This article received about 24,000 more views than the next most popular post of the year.  I guess a lot of people have tight hamstrings!

2. Are Pull-ups THAT Essential? – People love controversy, and when you call into question the risk/reward of one of the most sacred strength training exercises of all time, that’s exactly what you get! 

3. The Superset Survival Guide – This article, which featured my “Top 10 Supersets,” got a ton of Facebook shares and Retweets.

4. Everything You Need to Know About the Front Squat – This article was published less than a month ago, but already shot up to the top five, which isn’t easy to do!

5. 6 Tips for Adjusting to Exercise in the Morning – Early morning exercise might not be your cup of tea, but with some of these tips, it very well could be in 2013!

This wraps up my top 5 posts of 2012, but I’ll be back soon with more “Best of” highlights from 2012. Next up, I’ll list my top videos of the year.

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8 Responses to “The Best of 2012: Strength and Conditioning Articles”

  1. Eric Says:

    Awesome stuff, I love the hamstring article having suffered a torn hammy in the past. Time to focus more on my soft tissue work to keep that baby loose!
    Good Stuff Eric

  2. james Says:

    Eric-My late father would say ‘ the most valuable lessons in life must be learned and relearned’ This saying certainly applies to your ‘best of 2012′ Thanks so much

  3. James Cipriani Says:

    As an avid reader of your blog, Eric, I can definitely say that the Superset Survival Guide was one of the best reads of the year.

    Happy New Year!

  4. Eric Cressey Says:

    Thanks, James!

  5. Chris P. Says:

    Those are very sound tips for morning workouts. I switched to morning workouts about 10 years ago due to work & family obligations and I absolutely love it! Although the initial transition was tough, if you stick with it your body will adjust and you’ll perform as well or better than when you worked out after work. It’s a great feeling to have a productive workout first thing in the morning! Plus, it’s out of the way now…no worrying about something “popping up” to interfere with your training session after work. Commit to it and stick with it!

  6. Dar Forsythe Says:

    Hi Eric,

    Wishing you all the best in the New Year. I coach baseball in Canada, and we often double as conditioning coaches, bench coaches and managers. I found many of your articles enlightening and helpful. I look forward to many more of your great posts in the New Year.

    Cheers,
    D~

  7. Jim Horn Says:

    Eric, your posts are fantastic! Thank you, and keep up the great work! Happy and healthy 2013 to you.

  8. Rob Says:

    You provide a valuable service to all who care about training smart. Thanks for being there for us.

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