Guest post from the one and only Eric Cressey detailing the importance of strength, and it’s role in the High Performance Handbook. Oct 26, It’s the last day (sale ends May 1st ) to get sale pricing on Eric Cressey’s new e-book The High Performance Handbook. The reason why. Oct 24, A lot of people have been asking my thoughts on Eric Cressey’s new High Performance Handbook. So, I asked him for a review copy in order to.
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Now, first performahce foremost, I just want to get the obvious nonsense out of the way: Cressey is pretty much the perfect person to write the first piece in this series, for a few reasons, not all of which perfoormance immediately handboook. One thing you should know is that Cressey and I have known each other for a LONG time; close to 12 years or something. When I first met Eric, he had been drawn to the bodybuilding side of training; he wanted to get big, as do so many young guys.
When it came to building muscle, Eric initially struggled. So, while I was hanging out at a cool with little effort, Eric was struggling to break A photo posted by Roman johnromaniello on Aug 6, at As you can see, Eric was a little dude. Eventually, however, Cressey got a bit frustrated with his lack of progress, as anyone would.
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Rather than give up training, he simply switched gears and started to train for strength. He began training the squat, bench and deadlift diligently, intelligently and intensely as he worked his way into the powerlifting world.
After graduating from the juniors, he kept training eventually went on to deadlift at a bodyweight of These days, he pulls in the pounds range whenever he wants, and walks around at about pounds. All of which to say is that training for strength—and getting to be strong as a beast—was the thing that helped Cressey gain over 40 pounds of muscle over the years. Cressey is lean, strong, and pretty damn jacked.
Not to mention one of the smartest coaches in the world. Which is why I restate my earlier point and say that he is the perfect person to write this article, and the guy you should be listening to. With the introductions out of the way, prepare to get your learn on.
Luckily, we have men like you to oppose it. After all, you read RFS, eat dead animals, lift weights, and might even have a mustache. You know what happens to people who lack stability and mobility?
They get hurt, and then wind up relying on others to help them out. You think your buddies like it when you have to ask them for help moving your couch? However, what you may not realize is that one of the biggest contributing factors to injuries in the elderly is the loss of power they experience as they age. I use performamce analogy of a glass strength and the fluid power in it to illustrate this point.
This actually applies to a number of different fitness qualities, too: You see, perforance you first start eic, you get stronger quickly. The strength comes erjc two avenues: This second factor is the bigger player — and it actually impacts the first one very quickly. Contrary to what you might have been ccressey, strength and size are not mutually exclusive. And, taking this a step further, the older you are, the more perfornance you need to be with your weight selection, training frequency, and performqnce volume.
You might be thinking: Best of all, the damn thing is on sale at a great introductory price this week only. Click here to learn more. But, those things aside, you should know that getting stronger generally increases athleticism. Finally, just so you know how damn awesome the book is, Cressey was kind enough to hook us up with a FREE workout. Check it out right below:. Eric Cressey is the president and founder of Cressey Sports Performance and one of the most respected writers, consultants, and coaches in the world.
He is the author of the High Performance Handbookand has worked with hundreds of professional athletes, penned nearly a thousand articles at both his site and others, and is one of the foremost training authorities in the world. Cresssey 1, at 3: October 25, at 8: October 25, at 4: October 24, at 7: Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
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Amazing resource, amazing price. About the Author Eric Cressey is the president and founder of Cressey Sports Performance and one of the most respected writers, consultants, and coaches in the world. Comments for This Entry.
Thanks for the clarification! Roman, what about the top nekkid pics of you and Cressey flexing your promised? I’m an endurance athlete and would like to drop 30 minutes off my mountain bike time 22 miles with feet of climbing in an xterra.
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Again I have no doubt lifting and yoga can help. But will this book help set me on the right path to a personal best? I’m not overly concerned with weight loss.