The Best of 2020: Strength and Conditioning Articles
Written on December 25, 2020 at 9:13 pm, by Eric Cressey
With 2020 winding down, I’m using this last week of the year to direct you to some of the most popular content of the past 12 months at EricCressey.com, as this “series” has been quite popular over the past few years. Today, we start with the most popular articles of the year; these are the pieces that received the most traffic, according to my hosting statistics.
1. What Do You Think of XYZ Method? – Often, I’ll get inquiries where folks ask what I think of a specific method. It might be yoga, Crossfit, Pilates, or a number of different disciplines. These are always challenging questions to answer because there are actually a number of variables you have to consider – and that’s what I cover in this article.
2. Accidental Strength and Conditioning Success – I often joke that some of the biggest training successes of my career came about when I was trying to develop one athletic quality, but actually wound up accidentally developing something else that yielded a great return on investment. Medicine ball training might be the absolute best example of this.
3. Random Thoughts on Sports Performance Training – Installment 36 – This series is among my most popular, and I was long overdue for an update.
4. Efficient Programming, Better Warm-ups, and Combination Exercises – This feature outlined some programming principles you can employ when designing strength and conditioning plans.
5. Variation Without Change – For long-term training success, there are certain exercise categories that have to be mainstays. However, underneath those broad categorization schemes, there are a lot of opportunities (and a great need) for variation.
I’ll be back soon with another “Best of 2020” feature. Up next, the top videos of the year!
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