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Old November 30th, 2006, 12:45 PM
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Discuss Cressey's Athlete Program

Attached to this post is the fourth new training program designed to integrate with the Precision Nutrition program. The program is entitled, "Off-Season Training for Athletes," and was designed by our good friend -- and one of the best young strength coaches in the world -- Eric Cressey.

We've known Eric for a long time, and you'd be hard pressed to find someone as knowledgeable and enthusiastic about training and exercise science anywhere. If you haven't read his articles, go over to www.t-nation.com and check the archives, you'll learn an absolute ton about all facets of the game. You can also find out more info about Eric, including more about his products and services and a great set of free resources, at www.ericcressey.com.

Eric has since gone on to co-create the Magnificent Mobility DVD with Mike Robertson and author the Ultimate Off-Season Training Manual -- both of which are uniformly excellent and highly recommended.

The interview with Eric can be found here:
http://www.precisionnutrition.com/eric-cressey.html

If you enjoy the program, be sure to post in this thread.

Cheers,
Phil
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Old November 30th, 2006, 01:44 PM
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Thanks alot PN and EC. This looks totally awesome. Loads of excellent info here.

One quick question:

In phase 3 for the Monday workout, week 3; it says "3 singles over 90%, then 32 x 3"

Is this a typo? It is also present on the wednesday workout of that phase.

Thanks again,

Adam
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Old November 30th, 2006, 01:51 PM
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Anything from Cressey is simply awesome


Great Stuff PN! You Never Dissapoint
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Old November 30th, 2006, 02:48 PM
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Awesome looking program.

Is there any excercise illustrations?

eg.
pall of presses
plate pinchs
box jumps - i assume these are loaded jumps? How high?
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Old November 30th, 2006, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by newfieinbrad
Awesome looking program.

Is there any excercise illustrations?

eg.
pall of presses
plate pinchs
box jumps - i assume these are loaded jumps? How high?
http://asp.elitefts.com/qa/default.a...ercise%20Index

Plate pinches are just taking like two 10 lb weights, or two 25 lb weights and pinching them together with your hands (smooth side out) for time. Works your grip. I dont believe box jumps are loaded. You just jump up onto a box. I dont know about the presses, I couldnt find that one. But for a lot of exercies, the site I linked is a pretty good place to go.

And thanks EC and PN. Looks like an awesome program. I have ECs MM DVD, and it too is an awesome product.
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Old November 30th, 2006, 03:36 PM
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Thanks for the links.
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Old November 30th, 2006, 05:32 PM
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Cressey's work is fantastic....Thank you!
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Old November 30th, 2006, 06:52 PM
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EC knows his stuff. For anyone out there interested in athletic training, check out his "Ultimate Off-Season Training Manual." It is great.
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Old December 1st, 2006, 11:19 AM
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It looks like an amazing program! Great stuff, and pretty advanced. Wow.

There are a lot of exercises that I think will be unfamiliar to a lot of people (the "Cressey split squats" are new to me:) ), and will require a good deal of equipment that I don't think most people have, ie thick bars (which are totally awesome, btw, more gyms should have them) and safety squat bars. Not that there's anything wrong with that. I like that it's kind of uncompromising.
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Old December 1st, 2006, 01:30 PM
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oh I say, this is a rather exciting program, it looks to have a bit of a safety purpose to some measure for active daily living too. From your cardio confusion article you noted down a low-intensity resistance exercise program which is uniquely in similarity to S2B, this type of program may suit me fine right now, I think that these kind of circuits combined in a mix with the dynamic flexibility circuits is good for a beginner who wants to gain/ improve on their foundation and get into the groove, would suit a majority of PN’ers perhaps.

So for the actual program here, will do it, but not just yet, need to get round to doing Carters first, then again i'll need to teach myself to do the exercises properly aswell, and i'll have to wait until i'm on that level as i'm still building a foundation of muscle and strength, Although, when I get there I can proudly say that i'm not quite an athlete, i'm athletic and have the potential to be one

On another note about the program, from time to time I can cleverly use the warm-ups sequencing as like a template as I know of the warm-ups, I can create as a structure for both my workouts and my rest off days now, taking into consideration the dynamic flexibility circuits as supplemental work, due to having the Magnificent Mobality & Inside Out.....when I get there i'll have the warm-ups already, I'm now actively living for the jolly-day, even though at the end of the day it gets dark.

[FONT='Times New Roman']Outstanding stuff Eric, can't wait to do it!!
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