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Weight Training Programs: Product Reviews

Written on December 28, 2010 at 3:38 am, by Eric Cressey

As you probably know, when I come across high-quality products that I really enjoy that I think will be a good fit for my audience, I am thrilled to be able to write up thorough reviews for you.  This way, it not only gives some love to these products’ deserving creators (and learn myself!), but also gives you more background to make sure that it’s a good fit for you if you opt to purchase it.

To that end, I wanted to use today’s post to highlight the top seven products I reviewed in 2010.  Considering that I receive literally dozens of products in the mail each year to review (I still have a stack left to cover), these represent not just the cream of the crop, but the ones where I actually had the time and inclination to write something up.  Check them out by category:

For the Fitness Professionals:

Muscle Imbalances Revealed – This set of six webinars can be viewed conveniently from the comforts of your own home.  No travel or shipping charges to ruin your day!  Check out my review Product Review: Muscle Imbalances Revealed.

The Single-Leg Solution – Mike Robertson is a great friend of mine – but that’s not the only reason I liked this product.  It was very thorough, well-researched and written, and offered some excellent coaching cues that any fitness professional would be wise to study up on.  My review is The Single-leg Solution: Detailed Product Review.

Rehab=Training, Training=Rehab – This long-awaited debut product from Charlie Weingroff was just released in the last few weeks, and it certainly didn’t disappoint.  Even if you don’t pick up a copy, you’ll learn quite a bit from my two-part review: Rehab=Training, Training=Rehab: Top 10 Takeaways – Part 1 and Rehab=Training, Training=Rehab, Top 10 Takeaways – Part 2.

Movement – I just realized that I never got around to writing up a review of this great book from Gray Cook, but that doesn’t mean that it wasn’t an excellent read.  I HIGHLY recommend it.

For the Fat Loss Enthusiasts (then again, can you really be enthusiastic about having to lose fat?):

Body of Fire – This fat loss resource from Chad Waterbury was great for the masses – especially if you only have minimal equipment at your fingertips.  I loved the focus on movement rather than just crazy high volume training.  Check out my interview with him: Waterbury on Why Most Fat Loss Plans Fail Miserably – and a Better Approach.

Final Phase Fat Loss – John Romaniello’s first product is a great fit for those trying to lose those stubborn last few pounds of body fat, especially if they are masochists who enjoy a very challenging program!  For more information, check out Final Phase Fat Loss: An Interview with John Romaniello.

For the Athletes:

The Truth About Quickness – I’m a big fan of Kelly Baggett, and he collaborated with Alex Maroko to create an excellent resource for up-and-coming athletes.  I gave Kelly the spotlight with three pieces: How to Get Quick…Quickly: An Interview with Kelly Baggett, and The 5 Most Common Speed, Quickness, and Explosiveness Problems in Athletes Part 1 and Part 2.

That wraps it up for the best of 2010 product reviews; hopefully you can reward yourself with some late holiday shopping by picking up one or more of these items; you won’t regret it.  I’ll be back tomorrow with the best videos of 2010.

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  • Joe Rogers

    Hey Eric,

    I just wanted to direct you to my review of Optimal Shoulder Performance, if you ever want another review for it your more than welcome to use it.

    Review of Optimal Shoulder Performance: wp.me/p12VsZ-42

    Brilliant resource a big thanks to you and Mike!

  • Great Picks. Your Show and Go program is outstanding and is in my list!

  • Hi Eric,

    Happy New Year!

    Thank you for all the great information. I am familiar with about 75% of the material but will absolutely check out the rest on your recommendation.

    Have a great day!

    Kim

  • Lisa Reis

    Wow Eric…I expected to see stuff like “As Seen On TV”…I’m in awe of what you’ve outlined above…I’ve gotta find the time to invest in a good portion of those recos…they look like awesome educational tools…particularly for someone like ‘me’ who’s tried EVERY therapy/modality out there to fix some ‘repetitive strain’ injuries…all the therapists tell me to ‘stop working out’…when I do…I get worse!

    I respected your opinion before…now I respec your recommendations even more!

    All the best in the new year!
    “Reis’ Pieces”

  • Erik petersen

    What is your number one product for working with the general population that just wants to get fit and drop some fat?

  • Erik,

    If we’re talking about products I personally have created, definitely Assess and Correct (www.assessandcorrect.com). It’ll help people move better right away.

    Best,

    EC


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