Eric Cressey dominated this week. DOMINATED. And for good reason. He’s a functional anatomy ninja, literally can deadlift the house, and is one hell of a strength coach, as can be personally attested by Chad, Matt, and I.
There were some quality fitness reads throughout the week but “The High Performance Handbook,” though not a blog post, takes the cake for our read of the week. This week marks the release of Eric’s new product which is sure to serve as an incredible resource for professional athletes and weekend warriors alike. In addition to the release of his new book, EC put out some sweet content that is well worth our attention:
I squatted 21 days in a row two summers ago. Looking back it was absolutely one of the dumbest things I could have possibly done because up until about right now I couldn’t squat because my back was still angry at me for three weeks of hell. Nevertheless, though my squatting was limited, my legs were still strong thanks to the variations found in this article.
Strong wins. Always. Whether in injury prevention, on the field, and yes even when trying to build muscle. Don’t believe me? Learn from EC’s personal experience in his pursuit of muscle mass and what made the biggest difference in his training.
Show Me Strength Recap
It was a big week here at Show Me Strength, both in terms of content and in terms of sexifying our blog. We like to consider ourselves handsome stallions so boom you get to look at our pretty faces in uniform front and center. Harvard wlll probably come hunting me down for using their logo on our site but I’ll welcome it. The best corporate lawyers in the world can’t handle the wit and guile of a Harvard dropout because who in their right mind would do that? Only a lunatic….
Without further ado, check out how our author’s dominated this week:
I found this piece to be incredibly insightful in that it dives headfirst into something that all of us, not just athletes, can relate to. I get angry when I don’t succeed and that’s ok. It becomes a problem when I let my anger prevent me from learning from the situation. Instead of being pissed about giving up a home run, why did I fail in that situation? Didn’t get the job you interviewed for? Be pissed but then figure out where you went wrong so next time you can land it.
Do you realize how hard it is to dominate your nutrition during the course of a professional baseball season? Shitty food is everywhere you look, whether it’s the pre and post game spread of processed garbage or it’s your teammate teasing you everytime he jokingly offers you a McDonalds fry to try and crack your discipline. I know from experience that Chad dominates his nutrition, both in season and out. A big reason is his meal preparation. We simply don’t have enough time in season to be cooking 24/7/. You must prepare or prepare to fail. Learn these lessons from Chad in the art of meal prep and take your nutrition to the next level.
In this post, I explore the interplay of addiction, the certainty of death, and faith among other things that have made me the person I am today and forced me to consider what kind of legacy I seek to leave behind.
Last Great Read of the Week:
I’ve always been a huge fan of Jason’s work. It’s no nonsense, no bullshit, and most importantly he gets diesel results. Aside from his insight into nutrition and strength training, I’ve always been inspired by posts of his like this. Incredible insight and well worth your time.