Healthy Knees, Steady Progress

About the Author: Eric Cressey

Here’s your weekly Maximum Strength success story:

“Hey Eric,

“Just finished the Maximum Strength program and it was awesome! I played college volleyball and and after letting myself get out of shape, I started weight training about 2 years ago. Obviously playing volleyball you could probably guess I have bad knees. Bedsides the typical tendinitis and jumpers knee, I also had a lateral release done on each knee. I never really squatted since I thought it was bad for my knee’s, but one of the guys at the gym who is involved in powerlifting got me squatting. Then I found your book and everything in it seemed to line up with the way I was thinking about working out, and I can tell you my knee’s feel better now than they ever have in my life.

“I’m kicking myself for not doing all the energy workouts, but still stoked with the results. It’s been about six weeks since I completed the program and I am already thinking of doing Maximum Strength again.

“Thanks for the great book and looking forward to the next one.

36 (37 in April)
Packing Day:
Body weight: 216 (13.1% body fat)
Broad jump: 98 inches.
Box Squat: 365 lbs.
Bench Press: 255 lbs.
Deadlift: 365 lbs.
3 Rep Chin-up: 254 lbs.

Moving Day:
Body weight: 226 (14.1% body fat)
Broad jump: 110 inches.
Box Squat: 395 lbs. (just missed 405, didn’t get the depth)
Bench Press: 275 lbs
Deadlift: 405
3 rep Chin-lup: 268 pounds

Larry Quinn”

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