Have any of you tried Eric Cresseys: Maximum Strength program??

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  1. Ribbie

    Ribbie OT Supporter

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    If so, what were your gains like? Would you recommend the program to someone?

    If you have something bad to say about the program please feel free to do so explaining why you feel that way.

    Thanks.

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    It is a great program, but a lot of people do not have access to all of the equipment you need for it.

    Go to Borders and check out the book to see if it's right for you.
     
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    Oops, I probably should have mentioned that I have the book and I've started the program as of yesterday. There's only two peices of equipment that are missing but I'm able to work around it.

    I just wanted to get some feedback from people who've followed the program before. Maybe get their thoughts on why [email protected]%1RM's are helpful etc.
     
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    Let me know what you think of it. I will be buying that book as soon as I figure out my gym situation after I graduate Sunday. Traveling for my job ftl
     
  5. Ribbie

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    Well I'd say it's money well spent based on the foam rolling/warmup chapter alone. I'm keeping a log of my progress as well but I'll let you know what I think of it.

    I felt like a tool bag doing speed deads at my 50%1RM yesterday... eight sets of two. But hey, I get two days off during the week that I never got so I'm down to give it a try.

    Cressey says in the book that if you think something I'm telling you to do is dumb, just do it dont question it. So I'll shut my yap and just focus on progress. :o
     
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    jsut do the routine. he wouldn't put it in there if it didn't help someway.
     
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    I don't know if it was Cressey but I've seen something similar before that had you do 10 sets of 2 reps with 50-60% of 1rm. I just did it in tandem with all of the rest of my workout and did 1 set of the 2 rep 50-60% of 1rm movement between each other set. For example my back day looked like this:

    deadlift, 1 set of 2
    DB rows, 1 set of 8
    deadlift, 1 set of 2
    DB rows, 1 set of 8
    deadlift, 1 set of 2
    DB rows, 1 set of 8
    deadlift, 1 set of 2
    front pulldowns, 1 set of 8
    deadlift, 1 set of 2
    front pulldowns, 1 set of 8
    deadlift, 1 set of 2
    front pulldowns, 1 set of 8
    deadlift, 1 set of 2
    cable rows, 1 set of 8
    deadlift, 1 set of 2
    cable rows, 1 set of 8
    deadlift, 1 set of 2
    cable rows, 1 set of 8
    deadlift, 1 set of 2

    and it RAPED me. I tried it with squats too and that was much more manageable. I stopped doing it because my body responds better to less volume.
     
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    gsxtasyd Lift Big........Eat Big........Sleep Big........GE

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    Because at that weight you can actually be explosive and work on dynamic strength.
     
  9. Ribbie

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    Yep. I realize that and I intend to stick to the program. I'll tell you though, after my work out I didnt even really feel tired but I've never been this sore in my legs for months!
     
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