Nov 082009

A day late with the random thoughts for the week, but here we go:

1- A great article was posted on this week on  Nate Green’s interview with Bret Contreras was really good.  I’ve read a lot of Bret’s posts on  He is a really smart guy who has really got me interested more in supine hip extensions.  Specifically, how to load it properly.  In addition to all the glute activation exercises that we do, we’re always looking for ways to load hip extension without the spinal loading.  Bret is on to something here.

2- I have just completed week 7 of Jim Wendler’s 5-3-1 training program.  (Sorrry, but it is modified due to my continous low back pain- I don’t deadlift or squat).  I really like it because it is really easy to implement and make progress with.  So far, so good.  It is a simple, yet effective program.


3- Mike Robertson, Eric Cressey, and Bill Hartman, have an excellent product in Assess and Correct- Breaking Barriers to Unlock Performance.  I’ve started to read this as I was fortunate to receive an advanced copy.  This is really good information.  Every evaluation seems to be really easy to implement into your program.  Also, there are corrective exercises to address any dysfunctions.  These guys do a great job of bridging the gap between strength and conditioning coaches and physical therapists while also making it easy for guys like me to understand.

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