Knowledge is Power: Strength and Conditioning Stuff to Read

Knowledge is Power: Strength and Conditioning Stuff to Read

I’ll never beat around the bush.

Especially in my writing, I’ll always push the envelope.

So are you thinking about something so crude and uncomfortable you’re afraid to say it?

I’ll say it.

Look. I get vulgar in my writing to the point people have knee-jerk reactions and exclaim “did she really just say that?!”

Well, yes.

Putting all sexual jokes and curse words aside, however, my intentions are always genuine. With my most recent post How to Study for the CSCS Exam: Part 4, especially, it may seem like I want to chop everyone’s balls off.

To repeat: I’m just an overly sarcastic, dry-humored, and sassy woman who wants to help people. Moreover, I want to share valuable insights on all topics strength and conditioning, soccer training, and life coaching based on experience and evidence-based research. With a side dish of attitude and tough love.

Hopefully, I’m making your life easier and more lighthearted. Not to mention, providing you with some entertainment. That’s what I do best.

Here are this week’s readings from the bottom of my sassy heart:

Football Conditioning a Modern Scientific Approach: Fitness Training, Speed and Agility, and Injury Prevention – Adam Owen, PhD

I ordered this one on Amazon not too long ago and finished it in a couple days. This book is not only a valuable resource for soccer strength and conditioning coaches, but also technical/tactical soccer coaches. In order to maximize performance from our players, we must interplay the tactical, technical, and fitness components of the beautiful game. Adam Owen is legendary in our field. He doesn’t have a PhD and a UEFA Pro Coaching license or anything… ;-0

Pressing Reseat, Original Strength Reloaded – Tim Anderson and Geoff Neupert


Another great book for strength coaches, physical therapists, and team coaches. Original Strength provides cutting edge ways to “reset” the human body and regain the interconnected movement patterns we were born with. Incorporating play into our workout routines – from rolling around to crawling – helps us to rebuild reflexive core strength and improve overall athleticism.

New Functional Training for Sports 2nd Edition
– Michael Boyle

If you can’t regress or progress an athlete based on their movement patterns, you can’t be a strength and conditioning coach. But fear no further because Michael Boyle outlines all of this in his latest book. If you’re new to the game, this book is a great resource to ensure you’re not a total ass hat when you start working with high level athletes.


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