FFL Week 6: Not Even Worth Discussing

About the Author: Eric Cressey

My fantasy football team was beyond bad this week, scoring a whopping 73 points. I’m trading all of them away for a bag of beef jerky, a car wash, and Joseph Addai’s soul (for getting injured after only two carries). Congrats to Brian on a good win – but moving on to something more uplifting: military men getting strong halfway across the world.

I just received this feedback from a US soldier deployed to Iraq:

“Eric, I finished you Maximum Strength Program, and wanted to give you my Packing and Moving Day numbers. My numbers aren’t as good as I would like, though. I got sent to Kuwait for eleven days and was working 15 to 18 hours a day five days, with one day of rest before Moving Day. Here are the numbers:

Body Weight: 176lbs to 181lbs (+5lbs)
Broad Jump: 82” to 91” (+11”)
Box Squat: 385lbs to 440lbs (+55lbs)
Bench Press: 295lbs to 315lbs (+20lbs)
Deadlift: 335lbs to 375lbs (+40lbs)
Chin-up: BW+115lbs to BW +135lbs (+25lbs)*

“Thanks for the program I’m pleased with the results, but I probably could have done better if I were in Baghdad and not in Kuwait. I can’t wait for your next book.

Thanks again.


Thank YOU for what you’re doing, Rob. Me writing a book pales in comparison to the efforts guys like you are putting in overseas.