Stuff You Should Read

Core, Science of Coaching, Top Quotes, and Fatigue is in the Brain

Today’s stuff you should read comes from Mike Robertson, Sam Leahey, Bret Contreras, and a journal article from Frontiers in Physiology.


Eric Cressey and Mike Reinold Interview

Mike Robertson interviewed Eric and I a couple of weeks ago after we released Functional Stability Training for the Core.  Mike asks us a few questions regarding our thoughts on core training that you may want to check out.

The Science of Coaching Cues

I am a big stickler when it comes to proper coaching and cueing.  Nothing bothers me more than watching someone do an exercise poorly with no one correcting them.  This is a huge problem when it comes to developing compensatory motor patterns and tissue breakdown.  Sam Leahey takes cueing to the next level in this article.

Top 5 Strength and Conditioning Quotes

Bret Contreras puts together a nice list of The 5 Best Quotes Ever Uttered by Strength & Conditioning Professionals.

Fatigue is in the Brain

There has been a lot of talk regarding he brain’s function and current neuroscience.  We’ve talked about pain being in the brain, the brain only existing for movement, and this nice article that simply states – fatigue is in the brain.

1 reply
  1. Christopher Johnson
    Christopher Johnson says:


    Great topics as usual. I have been a subject and helped conduct studies at NISMAT pertaining to central fatigue in trained cyclists. Pretty amazing stuff. Most folks still don’t realize that the disruption is proximal to the neuromuscular junction. We specifically looked at quad strength before and after a 2 hour cycling bout and found that volitionally people were not able to fully activate their quadriceps yet the magnetic stimulation unit (power of an MRI coil) delivered to the femoral nerve brought subjects up to their full torque generating capability. We specifically used a modified burst superimposition technique to assess central activation (Kent-Braun originally defined this ratio) which is what the folks at the University of Delaware are using for their strength testing. Anyways, hope you have fully recovered from the Sox Orioles game a couple weeks back. Look forward to your upcoming posts.

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