I hope you’re having a great week. We brought our daughters to Disney for the first time, so it was a quiet content creation week for me. Luckily, I’ve got some good stuff from around the ‘Net for you:
Neck Pain and Headaches – This guest post from Dr. Michael Infantino on Tony Gentilcore’s blog was outstanding; it included some solid background information and good strategies to employ.
Baseball Players Historically Have Shown Great Strength – This was an interesting look at the history of strength in the game of baseball from Tim Kurkjian at ESPN.com. I think it overlooks the fact that wrist and hand strength doesn’t really matter if it isn’t supported by hip strength, but it’s still a good read and message about the direction the game has taken.
EC on the Robertson Training Systems Podcast – I’m joining Mike Robertson on his podcast this upcoming week, and it reminded me to reincarnate my last appearance on the show – which was February 2016. Give this a listen and it’ll prime you for our discussion of what’s changed over the past two years.
Top Tweet of the Week –
Disappointing to see so many TV features on how certain Olympians were “destined for greatness” from a young age. Completely undermines long-term athletic development approaches, discourages athletes from working hard to become late bloomers, and encourages early specialization.
— Eric Cressey (@EricCressey) February 22, 2018
Top Instagram Post of the Week –
I’ve never been a fan of the “dead hang” (left) position at the bottom of pull-ups, as it allows the humeral head (ball) to impinge on some vulnerable structures at the superior (top) aspect of the joint. Keep the ball centered on the socket by maintaining some muscular recruitment (right) – and you’ll get some higher quality scapular movement to share the stress. Thanks to trapeze extraordinaire @_ashleyrichmond for the demos. #cspfamily #sportsmedicine #sportsperformance #chinup #pullups
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