Things to Read to Get You Over the Hump 11/14

Here are a few good reads to get you through another long work week:

No to Squats and Barbell Rowing by Ben Bruno

The more and more I learn the more I tend to think that staying away from bilateral squatting may be a good idea for most athletes. In this article Ben really hits the nail on the head with some of his thoughts when comparing the squat to the barbell row. Really well thought out and put together article.

3 Coaching Cues for Deadlift Technique by Eric Cressey

Some great coaching cues from Eric in this post. Don’t underestimate the power of great coaching cues, they go a long way in making your athletes perform better.

Random Thoughts by Bret Contreras

There is a ton to read through here and a lot of it is really good stuff. Bret is a smart dude so I’m sure you can learn something from reading his stuff.

Strength and Aerobic Training in the Same Session – Does Order Matter? by Patrick Ward

Really interesting read by a really smart guy. All things being considered, I would tend to perform strength training before conditioning most of the time, but reading the thoughts and points of view from a really smart coach is never a bad thing.

Step One and Step Two: How the Strength Coach Makes All Your Dreams Come True by Dan John

As I always say, if Dan John writes it, you should read it. Another good article on how strength just makes athletes better…somehow.

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