Maximum Strength Feedback: 4/23/09

About the Author: Eric Cressey

I got this email over the weekend from a recent finisher of the Maximum Strength Program:


Here are my results on the Maximum Strength program.

Packing Day
Standing Broad Jump: 80 inches
Bench Press: 225 lbs
Box Squat: 295 lbs
Deadlift: 385 lbs
905 lbs total for the big 3

3-Rep Max Chins: BW (230) +10 lbs total of 240 lbs

Moving Day
Standing Broad Jump: 90.25 inches (+10.25 inches)
Bench Press: 275 lbs (+50 lbs)
Box Squat: 365 lbs (+70 lbs)
Deadlift: 405 lbs (+20 lbs)
1045 lbs total for the big 3 (+140 lbs)

3-rep Max Chins:BW (220) +35 lbs total of 255 lbs (+15 lbs)

“Thoughts on the program:

“This is the first program I have ever completed from start to finish in the few years that I have been lifting. I always got burned out or got training A.D.D. and did something else. Not with yours.

“This program was incredible. Not only did it feel great to do a specifically designed program, but it felt great to see my progress as I was doing the program. The gym I worked out in didn’t have a power rack-only a squat rack- so I had to do some McGuyver rigging for rack pulls and pin presses. I wasn’t able to do the Anderson Front squats and had to go light on the floor presses, but all in all, I was able to stick with the program 100%.

“I missed about a week total of workouts due to a couple serious, family emergencies, but I didn’t use that as an excuse to fall off the wagon. I pushed through and loved my results.

“Thanks for such a great program, and I look forward to the sequel.


5o pounds added to a bench press in 16 weeks?  Not too shabby!

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