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Feedback on Maximum Strength: 9/3/08

Written on September 3, 2008 at 3:56 pm, by Eric Cressey

It’s a busy day at CP and I’ve got a big fantasy football draft tonight, but fortunately for me, Kevin Cox, age 36, of Denver, CO provided some good blog material for all of you:


Maximum Strength quickly become one of my favorite purchases. Personally, I felt you did a great job of detailing the why’s and how’s of your program. I found it refreshing to see a book that focused on performance and promised “hard work” rather than promise results in only minutes a day.

I was more than happy with my results after 16 weeks.

Body Weight: Pre 220lbs, Post 210lbs
Broad Jump : Pre 84″, Post 97″
Bench Press: Pre 230lbs, Post 265lbs
Squat: Pre 300lbs, Post 345lbs
3-rep Max Chin-up: Pre 250lbs, Post 265bs
Deadlift: Pre 340lbs, Post 405lbs

The mobility work and active recovery circuits were awesome. Toward the end of my 16 weeks there were times when I was feeling run down and I really believe staying on track with the circuits, mobility and flexibility work is what kept me in the game.

Pick up Maximum Strength for yourself.

2 Responses to “Feedback on Maximum Strength: 9/3/08”

  1. Scott Says:

    Hey Eric – If you want to check out a site that will make you go crazy, I just saw a commercial on TV saying how high fructose corn syrup wasn’t all that bad for you. Here was the website link for it. Looks like when you spend enough money you can get the public to believe anything you want them to.


  2. ISNOGOOD Says:

    This is more a question than a comment: I have an issue with patella tendon for some time (its inflamed, but it’s getting better), which totally screwed my movement and combined with my job that requires me to sit 9h a day, made my mobility comparable to that of an octogenarian, so I was wondering are worm up drills contained in Maximum Strength enough for me or should I start with Magnificent Mobility and go to serious training only when I regain my normal ROM?

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