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5 Things I Learned at the Fall Seminar at Cressey Performance

Every Sunday in college.

This Sunday, I woke up at 7 am and drove out to Hudson, MA with Jimmy and Blake to attend the fall seminar at Cressey Performance. In doing so, I missed the Pat’s game and didn’t watch a single minute of football all day. It was actually refreshing.

The seminar featured Eric, Tony, and Greg, as well as a small collection of other extremely smart coaches/therapists.

I learned a lot and I want to give a quick summary of all those things.

1. Subway salads aren’t all that bad. I figured it’d just be a sandwich in a bowl, but I was proved wrong. The girl literally loaded my bowl with spinach. But she didn’t stop there. She then piled a layer of lettuce and tomatoes on top of that. To add to the madness, there were jalapenos, banana peppers, onions, and green peppers. And to top it all off, two servings of buffalo chicken.

I’ve obviously been selling myself short by restricting my Subway selections to $5 footlongs.

2. Hudson Roast Beef and Wing is closed on Sundays. This was probably the most disappointing part of the day, as we were pretty excited to feast on some of the local cuisine.

However, we did find this coffee shop next to it that looked exactly like a Starbucks. Needless to say we were disappointed at first when it wasn’t, but it turned out to be alright, I guess. I’m not really sure if the coffee was good; I don’t drink coffee.

3. Jimmy’s couch is pretty comfortable. I’ll admit, I was skeptical going into the night, but I was proved wrong here as well. It’s almost as wide as a twin-sized bed and isn’t so soft that you disappear into the abyss that is the gap between the seat cushions and back cushions.

His roommate even showed up sometime in the middle of the night and gave my a blanket. It sounds like a tender moment, but at the time I was like, “WTF?”

4. I need to get my oiled changed and fix my rotted tailpipe. If anyone’s heard my truck lately, it’s getting pretty annoying. The tailpipe rotted off of the muffler a few weeks ago, but I’m a busy person and don’t have the time or resources to leave it somewhere and let a mechanic diddle with the exhaust all day.

It already has a Flowmaster muffler on it, so now it’s just obnoxious and gives me a bit of a headache on a long trip like that.

Probably sounds something like this guy’s truck.

5. Nobody really knows what Crossfit is still. Just kidding. This may be the only time I address Crossfit. Eric’s presentation was the first and it was all about Crossfit. Without addressing any of what he said, here’s my quick opinion on how Crossfit relates to the strength and conditioning field (not whether you should do it, not whether it’s a better or worse methodology, and not whether or not you’re going to get injured doing it).

  • Crossfit is a good methodology when you use proper exercise technique and programming.

That’s all I have to say about that. In all seriousness, Crossfit is most definitely exercise.

All in all, it was a pretty good Sunday out in Hudson and I’d definitely recommend that anyone in the field be on the lookout for these types of seminars. Also, I apologize that this post didn’t contain any actual advice or anything constructive, really.

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