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What Would You Like to See in 2010?

Written on December 29, 2009 at 8:56 am, by Eric Cressey

The year 2009 was a tremendous one for this website, and I owe all of you readers a huge thanks for your contribution.

Right now, this site is ranked in the top 135,000 on the web, according to Alexa.com, one measure of a website’s popularity.  Each month, unique visitors (~25,000/month right now) and total hits (~100,000/month right now) exceed the previous month.

The one product I released this year – Assess and Correct – has already sold in dozens of countries since October.  Meanwhile, some older products are still very popular.  Maximum Strength, for instance, has a 5-star rating at Amazon.com and is holding steady just outside the top 5,000 books on the site.

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This site has become a channel through which Cressey Performance has grown as well.  Not a week passes that a new client doesn’t come through our doors thanks to something they’ve read from me on the internet.

I say this not to blow sunshine up my own rear end, but rather to frame my sincere thank you to all of you for your continued support in making EricCressey.com the success it is today.  Writing has never been (and hopefully never will be) a “job” for me because I genuinely enjoy getting to look at things in detail, interact with some bright, enthusiastic readers, and (hopefully) add to the body of knowledge in the process.  So, thanks for making my “job” (if you can call it that) fun.

That said, since you, the readers, are the ones that are ultimately responsible for making this site bigger and better, I want to put the ball in your court today.  What do YOU want to read in 2010?

Would you like to see me address certain issues?  Would you rather have more guest interviews (like this)?  Product reviews (like this)?  Debunking of fitness myths (like this)?  Geeky science stuff (like this)?

How about content formatting?  Do you like the video (like this) or written features – or a combination of the two?

I respect and value your opinions and suggestions, so feel free to voice them in the comments section below.  Again, thanks for a great 2009!

  • Nick Koproski

    Eric –

    I just want to thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to this blog. I know I speak for many when I say that your wisdom is priceless. I bought your Maximum Strength book as well as Assess and Correct, and have used both tools in training my clients. Not only have I seen results with my clients, Ive jumped on the max strength program for myself and have found that literally all of my lifts have gone up dramatically. Keep up the hard work, your truely an inspiration!

  • Carl

    Great site. I like the format.

    I would add.

    – 2 exercise videos instead of 1 a week.
    – Webinars (users pay a fee)
    – More injuries and how you go about treating them. (That post on sqautting/ankle mobility was one of the best I read in a while).

    Thanks, keep up the good work, and hope 2010 will be a great one for ya.

    All the way from Canada
    PT Carl.

  • Marc

    More debunking fitness myths. Helpful and it’s not like you’re starved for material.
    More products/resources/articles like Assess and Correct, by which I means making things typically reserved for specialists accessible to the enthusiast without completely dumbing everything down.

  • Don

    I’d like to see a product regarding overall programming for different populations/goals and different training ages. Both with many general templates/guideline tables (like: first 6 months: blabla. years 1-2:blabla, years 3-5: blabla etc) and some sample programs with explicit exercises, reps, tempo, micro/mese/macro-planning.

    Populations may be something like a) the stay-in-shape 50 year old with some pain here and there b) the strength/power athlete c) the endurance type athlete d) the 20 year old wanting to become Superman and so on.

    All in all I would be glad to buy something like an updated version of Ian King’s Get Buffed (but with mobility, concurrent or conjugated sequence periodization, integration of several duties like strength, technique training, recovery sessions, methods for limited time or equipment) …

  • Steven

    Eric,

    I am so happy I found your website earlier this year. For me, your baseball content is the most valuable. Finding good information on training for baseball is hard to come by, and your website offers a wealth of knowledge which is not only excellent, but also free. I am loving the new series by Matt Blake, it is top notch. I look forward to reading and learning more in 2010.

    Thank you for your hard work,
    Steven

  • Aaron

    First off, I’d like to say that I’ve become a big fan of yours since I bought your maximum strength book about a month ago. It pretty much changed my life, or at least my whole way of thinking towards training. I always make sure I stop by this website every day to check for any new information. Everything posted thus far has been fantastic and very informative. The one thing I’d like to read this year, and it’s possible you may have covered this already, is about postural imbalances and how they effect strength and training. For instance, I’ve had a bad right shoulder and some neck problems for quite a while. I’ve even noticed that my right scapular movements are quite limited compared to my left. I’ve seen numerous chiropractors, none have ever fixed the problem for more than a day. I’ve come to notice and thus conclude my issue is because my right leg is quite a bit shorter than my left. Anyways, I think a lot of people would benefit from information about postural imbalances like this, that might be inhibiting their strength improvements or training. Keep up the good work. I look forward to all the future blogs.

  • Eric,

    Congrats on a successful 2110! Generally speaking, I like the science geek stuff, but I find all of your content excellent.

  • Mike Groth

    Eric –
    A couple of things –
    1) I read your site almost everyday, as I (and several of my colleagues who I work with down in Austin, Texas) see you as the quintessential example of where the strength and conditioning industry is heading. Keep up the good work.
    2) I’m very pleased to see that recently (i’d say as of about a couple months ago) you have been covering more information in your blog about how mobility restrictions in different joints of the kinetic chain will affect the function of other joints and thus distort overall gross movement patterns (e.g. what you posted on ankle mobility and squatting…definitely one of my favorites). It’d be great if you could post more studies that have been conducted regarding these issues.
    3) As a friend and former rugby teammate of Brian St. Pierre, It’d be great if you could post more of his work on exercise and nutrition in your blog. I know how hard he works, as well as his strong desire to learn and get better as a coach, and since your website is so popular already, i think it’d be great if he got a little more pub. Just a suggestion.

    Have a great new year!

    Mike Groth

  • Jen

    I love the videos and myth content.
    Thanks for asking Eric

  • Andrew

    Bring back some more of the powerlifting content and keep doing the video articles! I get so much info from those videos that I can apply right away to make my training better. Thanks a lot for all of your help!

  • Uroš¸

    I would just like even more powerlifting-strength based stuff! Thank you very much for this site and a successful 2010!

  • Mike Anderson

    love the site. i have purchased 2 “maximum strength” books. i left my first one on the plane coming home from hawaii (fail).

  • Pedro

    I’d like to see more Peter Given content. Please.

  • Roche

    I absolutely love your monday minute video’s – thanks so much for that. Please make more.

  • James

    Eric,

    More personal insights/enlightenments with regards to your development as a coach/businessman over the years. Things like resources that helped you away from just pure training knowledge (i.e. How To Win Friends, Never Eat Alone) or knowledge bombs from more experienced coaches.

    Books that you’ve recommended to me either through your resources list or when I was in Boston that were about personal development have made all the difference in my development, and given the number of aspiring coaches who read your stuff, I think that would be beneficial.

    Ideas could be using your time efficiently, writing, professionalism, developing relationships etc.

    Thanks for another great year, EC.

  • Alexander

    Eric,

    I’m a big fan of your work. I bought Maximum Strength years ago and picked up Assess and Correct when it came out.

    As a college senior, I’m preparing to be sitting behind a computer screen for 80+ hours a week next year. I’m working with Assess and Correct now to fix my pre-existing postural issues, but I’d love to see more pieces on how computer jockeys can improve or prevent postural issues from work.

  • Erik Grubbs

    I think some case studies of injuries you have treated and how you progressed back into training would be rather interesting to see.

    I do like all the other stuff as well.

  • Islam

    I started the max strength program but i have a question. After doing one of the two warm-up routines, shouldn’t i warm up the muscle before every exercise?? For example, if i am playing the lower body, should’t i start playing squats with 2 sets of low weights before doing the 5×4??

  • Islam,

    Yes, you want to do a warm-up for the specific exercise.


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