Mastering the Deadlift

About the Author: Eric Cressey

“A” is for Article

I had Parts I and II of a three-part series published at T-Nation since our last newsletter; it could be everything you ever wanted to know about deadlifts, and Part III is still to come!

Mastering the Deadlift: Part I

Mastering the Deadlift: Part II

“B” is for Bulletproof Knees

I’m going to let you in on a little secret: the Magnificent Mobility DVD and Building the Efficient Athlete DVD set were both originally MY ideas.  I say this not to boast, but to clearly demonstrate that I approached Mike Robertson with the ideas because I firmly believed that his abilities were an outstanding complement to my own; they made the products better.  In particular, Mike’s knowledge of lower extremity functional anatomy, pathology, and exercise programming is among the best in the business.

In addition to working in the corrective exercise realm with hundreds of knee injuries, Mike has had knee surgery himself and formerly competed in two sports – basketball and volleyball – notorious for knee pathologies.  Combine these experiences with his various educational pursuits, and you have a guy that knows knees REALLY well.

To that end – whether you’re a weekend warrior looking to avoid or bounce back from a knee injury, or a fitness professional looking to help clients in these situations – I wholeheartedly endorse Mike’s new Bulletproof Knees manual.  Perhaps my favorite part of this resource is that it enables you to be proactive instead of reactive in dealing with knee problems.  Mike shows you how to prevent the problem in the first place, and work around it/correct it if the problem has already reached threshold.  You won’t find many resources that can be so versatile, but then again, you won’t find many people that know knees like Mike Robertson.

Check it out for yourself:  Bulletproof Knees

“C” is for Congratulations

I want to send out a big congratulations to Dede Griesbauer on her second place finish at the Ironman Brazil this weekend with a time of 9:18:18.  In doing so, Dede qualified for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii on October 13.  Great job, Dede!

As a random aside, I did the math on this, and assuming five seconds per attempt at a powerlifting meet (nine total lifts), I would need to compete in 745 meets to do the same duration of exercise as Dede from this past weekend.  Just a fun fact I’ll be pondering over our next 4.5 months of training…

Additionally, congratulations and good luck to the Lincoln-Sudbury baseball team, which enters the state playoffs as the #1 ranked team in Massachusetts with a record of 18-1.

“D” is for Designs

I can’t let the cat out of the bag just yet, but within the next 48 hours, we’ll be unveiling the new Cressey Performance logos – and the shirts on which they’ll be found.  Stay tuned for a chance to pre-order…

I’ll be attending the First Annual Northeastern University Distinguished Lecture Seminar in Sports Medicine on Friday, so if you’re in attendance, be sure to say hello and introduce yourself.

Oh, I want to wish a happy belated birthday to Bill Hartman.  I hope it was a good one, buddy.

All the Best,