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Lose Fat, Gain Muscle, Increase Strength, Be More Awesome: Live Q&A #4

Written on August 28, 2012 at 6:14 pm, by Eric Cressey

It’s time for another live Q&A here at EricCressey.com!  To get your questions answered, just post your inquiry in the comments section and I’ll approve it and then reply.  

My only rule is that your question must be limited to five sentences or less.  I’ll answer the first 25 that are posted, so please don’t bother posting questions if you come to this post days, weeks, or months after it was originally posted.

With that said, head on down to the comments section below and ask away! 

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62 Responses to “Lose Fat, Gain Muscle, Increase Strength, Be More Awesome: Live Q&A #4”

  1. Eric Cressey Says:


    Could happen in a lot of ways…chronically or traumatically. Depends on how you move and what’s going on in there in the first place.

  2. Joe yager Says:

    Sorry. Yes sir.

  3. Eric Cressey Says:


    I like the original Minimus Cross Trainers: http://www.newbalance.com/men/collection/Minimus/167000,default,sc.html

    There’s a new version coming out 12/1, and it’s pretty awesome. I’m excited for that one.

  4. Eric Cressey Says:


    Foam roll, breathing drills (when appropriate), manual shoulder stretching (if appropriate), and dynamic flexibility starts every session. Then, they’d throw (if they’re throwing at that time of year).

    From there, they may do movement training, med ball, or go right to their lift. Generally speaking, our pro guys get in…

    4 strength training sessions
    2-3 med ball sessions
    2-3 movement training sessions

    Finish with static stretching and/or additional foam rolling.

  5. Eric Cressey Says:

    That’ll do it for tonight, folks; thanks for all the questions!

  6. Kedric Says:

    How often do you accept interns and what are certain criteria do you look for?Like what qualification,knowledge and character?Btw crazy awesome facility.


  7. Joe yager Says:

    Thank you..keep up the great work.

  8. Billy Says:

    Hey, Eric I split my workouts up into lower body and upper body day (mon, thur lower tue, friday upper). lets say I squated on Monday if I’m still sore on Thursday is it still a good idea to deadlift or should I do something else say upper body?

  9. Eric Cressey Says:


    I wouldn’t worry too much about the soreness. Warm up thoroughly and it’ll diminish. You won’t even notice it in week 2 of the program.

  10. Jeff Says:

    Eric – thanks for doing these Q and A’s (and the blog) – you go above and beyond and it is greatly appreciated / inspiring.

  11. Phil Green Says:

    Hi, I have a lot of lax in my ankle after falling on it a bunch of time of a few years. There is a lot of inversion movement and feels like there is nothing actually there to prevent it compared to my left ankle. What would you do to improve stiffness. Thanks you

  12. Eric Cressey Says:


    Single-leg balance drills, progressing to doing it with eyes closed and on unstable surfaces. Need to build back up that proprioception.

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