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Knowledge is Power: Strength and Conditioning Stuff to Read

Knowledge is Power: Strength and Conditioning Stuff to Read

Hi. I’m leaving for a flight to Florida in 8 hours.

Let’s get right into this week’s readings:

Post-Match Recovery Strategies for Soccer Players – Paul Morgan via Historic Performance

Admittedly, sport science analytics and data trip me out. This is an excellent article that dumbs down proper recovery for soccer players. No numbers, only cool pictures.

The Trap Bar Deadlift Is Not Cheating – Tony Gentilcore

It’s news to me that people have scoffed at the trap bar deadlift as being “cheating.” What the actual fuck?

Thank goodness for strength coach Tony Gentilcore shedding light on how humans are unique fucking snowflakes, and how not everyone will need to get under the barbell. If you think otherwise, you’re a moron.


Can You Really Lose Fat and Gain Muscle Simultaneously? – Dr. Kara Mohr via Girls Gone Strong


While this may seem like mission impossible, it’s not. And the science backs it up. However, in order to lose fat and increase lean muscle mass, you have to be meticulous about your nutrition and training. Dr. Kara Mohr does an excellent job at simplifying an overly complex topic.

The Pursuit of Perfect – Tal Ben-Shahar


Tired of chasing perfectionism in your career, relationships, and academics? This book is for you. While it may seem like a self help book, it plays more to the science behind positive psychology, and how to be content with life’s ups and downs.

What does it have to do with fitness and strength and conditioning? Well, in order to get your physique, performance, and athleticism right, your mind has to be right first.

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