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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But will this book help set me on the right path to a personal best? Posted by Eric Cressey. I’m not overly concerned with weight loss. Thanks for the clarification!

Eric Cressey High Performance Handbook Review – Elliott Hulse

But probably not the best choice for regular guys trying to look good at the club. Cresseyy next thing that really got my attention was how thorough and comprehensive the nutrition manual is. Cressey is lean, strong, and pretty damn jacked. He began training the squat, bench pegformance deadlift diligently, intelligently and intensely as he worked his way into the powerlifting world.

After all, you read RFS, eat dead animals, lift weights, and might even have a mustache.

This actually applies to a number of different fitness qualities, too: Click here to learn more. Want More Pefrormance Shit? Here are just a few pics demonstrating the common postural distortions amongst most athletes. You think your buddies like it when you have to ask them for help moving your couch?

With the introductions out of the way, prepare to get your learn uandbook. The High Performance Handbook performancr this performannce beginning with an assessment of posture and joint quality, and then provides a template to correct any dysfunctions.

Eric Cressey is the president and founder of Cressey Sports Performance and one of the most respected writers, consultants, and 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. You see, when you first start training, you get stronger quickly. Finally, just so you know how damn awesome the book is, Cressey was kind enough to hook us up with a FREE workout.


Now, first and foremost, I just want to get the obvious nonsense out of the way: It covers everything, there are videos demonstrating all of the exercises, and there are substitutions recommended for anything that you might not be able to do at your gym. Sign up for our newsletter and get automatically notified when we post new face-meltingly rad articles. I use the analogy of a glass strength and the fluid higgh in it to illustrate this point.

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.

Notify me of new posts by email. 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.

It even addresses different diets such as intermittent fasting or the Paleo Diet complete with sample menus and grocery lists.

October 25, at 8: 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.

Strength Matters, Ya Big Sissy

Not to mention one of the smartest coaches cresseyy the world. This second factor is the bigger player — and it actually impacts the hajdbook one very quickly. However, what you may not realize is cessey one of the biggest contributing factors to injuries in the elderly is the loss of power they experience as they age.

As you can see, Eric was a little dude. October 25, at 4: One thing you should know is that Cressey and I cresesy known each other for a LONG time; close to 12 years or something.


I perrormance highly recommend to coaches and strength geeks seeking to improve their health, strength, and body composition. This is something that really impressed me because it is something that I do with my private clients and have rarely seen addressed in other training manuals. But, those things aside, you should know that getting stronger generally increases athleticism.

Rather than give up training, he simply switched gears and started to train for strength. 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. And, taking this a step further, the older you are, the more conservative you need to be with your weight selection, training frequency, and overall volume.

The attention to detail, science, and practicality is superb. Again I have no doubt lifting and yoga can help. November 1, at 3: Contrary to what you might have been taught, strength and size are not mutually exclusive.

So, while I was hanging out at a cool with little effort, Eric was struggling to break Check it out right below:. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.

I’m an endurance athlete and would like cresseh drop 30 minutes off my mountain bike time 22 miles with feet of climbing in an xterra.

You might be thinking: Overall, The High Performance Handbook is a no nonsense, straightforward, clearly explained, and effective comprehensive program that addresses strength, mobility, motor dysfunction, and perforrmance in a logical and methodical plan. 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.