Cressey doesn't miss anything. Stuff he didn't miss in 2010 includes the myth of symmetry, zones of convergence, the complete overuse of barefoot training, and the dangers of zits.
Cressey's 2009 lessons-learned include the perfect sleep schedule, why shoes suck, and why you may want to stay away from hyper-mobile chicks.
Cressey's 2008 lessons-learned include how to stay lean without really trying, loving the goniometer, how alcohol kills soft tissue quality, and lots more.
Learn to apply force quickly and it'll make you stronger. That's what speed training is all about: power, explosiveness, and strength. Try this before you plateau.
Drag it. Push it. Sprint with it. Load it ridiculously heavy. Doesn't matter, just do it. Here's why.
Sure, your phone has a timer, but taking a stopwatch to the gym can help you ramp up training density without distractions. Here's how.
Follow these two steps and you'll not only build strong delts, you'll keep them healthy.
Get your metcon on and have some "fun" too. Here's how.
Pain vs. discomfort in the gym. Here's why you better know the difference.
It's one of the most common technique mistakes with chin-ups. Here's why and how to avoid it.
Do these moves to prevent future shoulder problems, or use them to rehab a current problem. Just do them, okay?
The popular leg exercise goes under the microscope!
One training system to rule them all? Whether your goal is strength, size, or athletic speed, this method will take you to the next level.
Seven bad benching habits that keep you weak, and how to get rid of them.
Stretches to ensure chest/shoulder stability, health, AND performance. Check ‘em out.
This off-season program typically puts 20 pounds of muscle on athletes. Sound good? Check it out.
Maybe you're not injured and you don't plan on being injured. (Ha!) Regardless, this article contains secrets to the weightlifting universe that will help you understand how the body works and, as they say, knowledge is power.
No matter your age, it's a safe bet that you're occasionally banged up from lifting huge amounts of weight. That's okay, but you need to to do a "prehab deload" one week out of every four.
The strength and conditioning field is like no other. Coaches have bitter enemies and die-hard devotees – and sometimes a person will qualify as both depending on the day of the week. There are insane egos and there are humble, incredibly bright coaches who go unnoticed. Finally, there are a lot of coaches who people really don't get.
In 1993, the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences introduced the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs), a set of four reference values for nutritional intakes:
Sure, this article is about a sometimes boring, often unsexy topic: injury prevention. But unlike most articles on the subject, this one contains plenty of info that'll help any lifter, regardless of whether his joints are bulletproof or not.
Eric tells you what to do if your knee, shoulder, or back hurts, but you still want to work out.
"I wish I could have my first year of training back."
Two-thirds of lifters will have some sort of shoulder problem during their training career. Nine tips to help you avoid being one of them.
Eight more ways to protect your shoulders so you can keep lifting hard and heavy. Check ‘em out.