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12 Weeks to a Bigger Squat, Bench Press, and Deadlift

Written on July 15, 2014 at 5:49 am, by Eric Cressey

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“As a former international athlete, The Specialization Success Guide gave me the structure I needed to not only get back into form, but has put me on track to crush my previous PRs across the board. Currently squatting 565, benching 385 and deadlifting 620, I am stronger, more mobile, and happy to report that my only regret is not having started this program earlier. SSG has been a game changer for me and I am excited to see where it takes me next!”

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Seattle, WA

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7 Responses to “12 Weeks to a Bigger Squat, Bench Press, and Deadlift”

  1. Judy Says:

    Just bought the new program and am looking through it. Looks great and I’m excited to start it in a couple of weeks, but I do have one question so far. some of the exercises are listed at 2 sets for 10 reps, and underneath you say to work up to those heavy 2 sets. Can you clarify what that means? Thanks! Judy

  2. Eric Cressey Says:

    Hi Judy,

    That just means that it might take a warm-up set or two to “feel out” the appropriate weight to use for your heavy sets. So, you might do 50×10, then 60×10, and realize that two sets at 70×10 is appropriate.

  3. David Says:

    Hi bought the program this am and was wondering if you still use/recommend the guidelines in your ‘periodize your diet article” from years ago

    100% pleased with the purchase


  4. Judy Says:

    Great, thank you!

  5. Eric Cressey Says:

    Thanks, David. I definitely still use a lot of the core principles from that “Periodize your Diet” article.

  6. Kirstin Dragasakis Says:

    I’m new to powerlifting, but not training in general. Considering doing my first meet in May. I was just going to to do the Maximum Strength program for now… Think that is sufficient or do I need to purchase this new program? Or do this program next?

  7. Eric Cressey Says:

    Hi Kirstin,

    I think you could do both in time for the meet in May. Keep in mind that Maximum Strength is a bit dated, though, as it was written in 2006. With that said, the High Performance Handbook would be a more up-to-date option.

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