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Strong Content of The Week: 7/2/14



Hey all, hope its been a productive week this far, and everyone is ready to enjoy a day off and some fireworks this holiday weekend.

I wanted to first share something that is a local story that is making national news.  Here is a link to a pretty sad story, on multiple fronts really, of a soccer ref who was punched by a 36 year old ADULT in a men’s league REC soccer game.  It’s absolutely heart breaking that a father of two children is dead, because someone didn’t like a call.  What is wrong with people?

I am sorry for starting this weeks content off with such a sad story, but I think its important people know that there a line between passion for something and insanity.  I have found some great STRONG content for you all this week.

The article by Anthony Donskow, Crossfit For Hockey: Why It’s Not a Good Fit, could really be applied to most sports, and is an EXCELLENT read.  I have mentioned before that I work in a private sports performance facility, and cannot fathom every time we have an athlete with a coach who thinks Crossfit is the answer.  By either taking the team to a Crossfit facility and having the team basically just integrate into whatever work is being done that day, or sending a season packet with different Crossfit workouts.  His first point, seems to make the most sense to me, “You cannot train a sport with a sport.”  Its important to remember that Crossfit is a sport, and the energy systems differ from that of your athletes sports.  Take a look at the article, it’s a great perspective from the strength coach’s side.

Check them out and try and get some relaxation in this weekend.  ENJOY your holiday!


Bret Contreras:  http://bretcontreras.com/soccer/

Anthony Donskov:  http://www.donskovsc.com/easyblog/entry/crossfit-for-hockey-why-it-s-not-a-good-fit

Mark Watts:  http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/challenges-the-best-female-strength-coaches-face/

Ryan Cidzik:  http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/protect-the-neck/

Greg Pyszczynski/Sports Performance Podcast:  http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/greg-pyszczynski-podcast/

Jonathan Mike:  http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/the-truth-about-energy-systems/

Greg Robins:  http://www.jtsstrength.com/articles/2014/06/25/5-questions-coach-greg-robins/

Mike Robertson:  http://robertsontrainingsystems.com/blog/thoughts-on-training-female-athletes/

Max Shank:  http://www.t-nation.com/training/running-doesnt-suck

Martin Rooney:  http://www.trainingforwarriors.com/2014/07/your-motivation-is-incomplete/

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