Monthly Archives: October 2013

Individualizing The Deadlift

Individualizing The Deadlift

Cressey appreciation week continues with another short video from Eric walking through some of the finer points of an extremely important exercise that he knows a thing or two about. Eric lifting…one hundred, MILLION, pounds. Check out the video here >> Individualizing The Deadlift While Eric may be the Michael Phelps of deadlifting, I saw… Read more

The Most Overlooked Part of Exercise Performance

The Most Overlooked Part of Exercise Performance

My outlook on optimal exercise performance has changed drastically over the last 3 years, largely as a result of having taken 8 PRI courses and 2 DNS courses. There are positions/postures and stabilization strategies that make me cringe now, that I and the rest of our staff, spend a lot of coaching energy on trying… Read more

Before You Bench Press Again…

Before You Bench Press Again…

This past weekend we were very fortunate to host Michael Cantrell and the Postural Restoration Institute for their Postural Respiration Course. This was my 8th PRI course, including sitting for their PRT certification earlier in the year, and it really cleared up a lot for me and gave me some different tools to use. That… Read more

Hip and Thoracic Mobilization

Hip and Thoracic Mobilization

As athletes get deeper into their seasons, being diligent about recovery becomes increasingly important. In general, athletes tend to focus on positive habits when it’s too late. For example, some may wait until they’re already sick before they start getting enough sleep every night and drinking water, or wait until they’ve strained a muscle before… Read more

Overtraining and Recovery

Overtraining and Recovery

A couple days back I posted an article discussing important recovery strategies that every athlete should focus on regularly. If you missed that, I’d encourage you to check it out here: 3 Powerful Recovery Strategies for Athletes The suggestions in that article aren’t things that most kids aren’t already aware of. That said, they also… Read more