Home Blog Reader Poll: What Do YOU Want to See at EricCressey.com in 2012?

Reader Poll: What Do YOU Want to See at EricCressey.com in 2012?

Written on December 19, 2011 at 8:41 am, by Eric Cressey

I get ideas for content at EricCressey.com from a wide variety of sources: clients at Cressey Performance, seminars, DVDs, books, or even just current events that may have parallels in the fitness industry.  That said, though, I always love hearing reader suggestions, as I think it’s important to give my audience a feeling of ownership with my site, as you’re the ones who make it possible and worthwhile for me.

To that end, I’d absolutely love to hear some suggestions on topics you’d like covered at EricCressey.com in 2012.  Additionally, if there are particularly mediums (e.g., videos, webinars, individual articles vs. series) that you prefer, please let me know.  The 2011 year was a huge growth year at EricCressey.com, and I’m confident that 2012 will be even better – especially with your feedback.

Please post your comments, suggestions, questions, constructive criticisms, and anything else you’d like to “throw out there” in the comments section below.  Thanks!

40 Responses to “Reader Poll: What Do YOU Want to See at EricCressey.com in 2012?”

  1. Sean South (@SouthSMASH) Says:

    I’d like to see a new featured exercise each week, something to showcase exercises people wouldn’t normally program into their routines. Give people all the info they need on the why, when & how they should include this particular exercise.

  2. Terry McMahon Says:

    Another program would be awesome! I have done Show and Go twice. A DVD would be great to. Whatever you decide it is pretty much guaranteed I will buy. Keep up the great work!

  3. Steve Says:

    I like reading some of the more technical posts. I enjoy the fact that you have an academic background (even if you think it may not have been a necessary investment 🙂 and work with elite athletes, a combination that few bloggers have.

    Thanks for all the great content!

  4. Eric Cressey Says:

    Thanks, Sean! Great feedback – and something of which I definitely want to do more. I like the video and text combination – kind of like this:


  5. Eric Cressey Says:

    Thanks, Terry! I’ve got a few projects set to launch in January that I think folks will really like. Both are aimed primarily at fitness professionals, but there will be some stuff later in the year for the rest of my audience, too! 🙂 I appreciate your post, kind words, and continued business!

  6. Eric Cressey Says:

    Thanks, Steve! Just wish I had time for it all!!! We had 103 athletes in on Saturday alone. Lots of information flowing, but just never enough time to type it all up!!!

  7. Bryan Says:

    More information on programming: sets/reps, clusters, concurrent periodization, etc. Great content. Thanks for everything you put into your blog/website.

  8. Neil Says:

    I would love to see some “day in the life” articles or some weekly nutrition tips/posts or blogs devoted to lessons learned from everyday experiences

  9. Rick Says:

    A full baseball program DVD.

  10. Tim Peirce Says:

    I second Sean South. I like your vid text format. IMO, the key has got to be to keep it short sweet sweet and direct. On the rare occasion I do a vid I try to keep it under 60 secs. I like your text vid combo better.

    Trainers have the bad habit of taking themselves too seriously. That’s why you can find 20 9 min plus vids on how to do a pushup. It’s a vid for goodness sake. Most folks won’t do it right anyway so just keep it short demoing good form. Sorry for the rant.

  11. David Morales Says:

    Mora Tank videos in 2012!

  12. John Says:


    I really think you should come out with a DVD and or e-book(with video exercise library) for medicine ball and power training for baseball. All of the exercises with coaching cues and how to program it. That would be an awesome product. ( I actually mentioned this to Tony when I was visiting you guys)

    Also for blogs/articles I would like to know more about how you guys choose your “fillers” in your programs (especially for the heavy compound lifts ie squats, bench, deadlifts etc) I know this depends on the person, but some general guidelines and rules to follow. I find a lot of people are afraid to do anything in between their main lifts for example.

    Keep up the good work Eric.

    -Coach Gaglione

  13. Walt Says:

    I know I don’t speak for myself here, so I would appreciate if you continued to post videos of the new (and old) exercises. i find the videos of the more technical exercises (e.g., deadlift) incredibly useful. Also, I have really gotten use out of the in-service/seminars PowerPoint slides with voice over as well as the email with mobility exercises. As you can see, just keep doing what you’re doing!!

  14. Steve Says:

    Another 1/2 off discount on Show and Go so I can actually afford it!

  15. Todd Says:

    A complete series on Developing Healthy Pitchers from Little League (10-12) to Senior League (just starting on the big field, 13-14) to High School (15-18) to College to Pro. What are the key principles to keep in mind at each phase and what changes at each phase?

    Also, a “How-To” article/series as it relates to taking assessments and designing an individualized off-season throwing program.

  16. Tim Campos Says:

    I’d like to ready how you measure if your training volume and intensity is enough to produce adaption and enough recovery? Do you have daily objective .measures?

    Also would like some cool info on how the scapula is interlinked to humeral head positioning during throwing.

  17. Collin Says:

    Some articles, or maybe full-fledged programs(?), on:

    1) Mobility – what to do, in what order, how much.
    2) Featured exercise and exercise technique videos for good exercises we might not be doing or most of us a butchering.
    3) Home Training program for those periods in life when you can’t make it to the gym

  18. Eric Lagoy Says:

    I’ve been impressed with all the series of articles you post (e.g. Strategies for Correcting Bad Posture).

    I also really like when you provide links to abstracts of articles you found important. Shows how up on the current research you and your readers are.

  19. Drew Little Says:

    I LOVE your webinars that you posted the past few months. Very in depth and helpful to get a different perspective on strengths and weaknesses in today’s programming.

    I appreciate the the reasoning behind your points that you give. It’s one thing to read your slides, it’s completely helpful to hear your rationalizing on topics.

  20. Azi Says:

    I like the food and nutrition posts as well.

  21. Patrick McGowan Says:

    You already have alot of baseball content, so I’d like to see some slow-pitch softball specific content.

  22. Donovan Chee Says:

    Eric, I understand that you used to play soccer. As such, it would be great if you could deviate from baseball once a while to talk about fitness issues in soccer and how we can work around it, just like what you do for baseball. =)

  23. Kyle Millns Says:

    I’d be interested to hear your strategies on planning strength and conditioning programs for endurance athletes.

    You’ve mentioned training runners, cyclists, swimmers, and triathletes in passing in some of your articles, but I’ve not seen much in depth in how you balance strength training with their endurance sport specific training.

  24. Jay Says:

    Eric, whatever you present simply rocks! I would like to see a program or a dvd that addresses posture. For example, anterior pelvis tilt and kyphosis relationship kind of stuff. Finally, corrective exercises for it. Thanks and keep up the good work!

  25. Bryan Says:

    Hi Eric, still love working through Maxium Strenght each winter here in Michigan. Heard you on FitCast and your mobility drills really helped. In fact my P.T. And Orthopedic Surgeon are getting tired of me saying, “Eric say’s this and Eric say’s that and here is the research to back it up.” I am over 50 and would like to see you address some of the challenges us older athletes face. I really haven’t seen much addressed to this growing population of CP fans.

  26. Shahnawaz Says:

    (1) More bodyweight exercises with proper execution (2) More unilateral exercises
    (3) Variations of exercises to make them tougher without increasing load (for us people with limited weightplates).

  27. lucho Zapata Says:

    Eric , I love and bought almost all your programs, but I never hear anything anywhere from anybody:Robertson,Gentilcore,Smitty,etc,etc,about soccer training for strength,speed,power,etc..for the #1 sport in the world!

  28. Richard Bell Says:

    Hello Eric, I would love to see you put together a 2 or 3 part of you assessing and athlete on location. Basketball, football or soccer player. Even someone of the general population just wanting to improve their strength and body comp.


    Happy Holidays!


  29. R Smith Says:

    Hey Eric,

    Thanks for the invite to send suggestions:

    Article ideas:

    * TRX exercises CP uses: upper and lower body
    * How-to piece on tweaking Show & Go for those of us who have gone through it but would now like to add a little more mass to the upper or lower body.
    * How-to piece highlighting how to program single-leg movements as main lifts.
    * How-to piece on including the prowler as part of the overall training scheme
    * More programming info, basic and specific


    * Exercise of the week: Mobility or strength
    * New movements that are worth a try
    * More pressing alternatives for those who cannot overhead press
    * Rackable GCB videos: more gyms (including mine) are getting these; many folks have no clue how to use the bars.

    Thanks very much, Eric

  30. Scott Says:

    I’d like to see a program that balances strength, conditioning, and mobility for recreational athletes who don’t have a ‘season’ per se, but need to keep all qualities balanced throughout the year for martial arts classes.

  31. Isaac Powers Says:

    Really enjoy everything from Show & Go to Assess & Correct to daily blog articles. I’m going to side w/Coach Gaglione and request power pitching workouts, both in and out of season. Perhaps introducing “Cressey Confidential” – a narrative featuring your assessment/training of selected athletes. Include your initial assessment, and then how you correct, or train them. This along with updates on their performance/response to training would be awesome!

  32. Matt Says:

    I think my biggest suggestion would be stop being so damn sexy. It’s sometimes hard to concentrate when that cute mug and rippling biceps are in the way!

    On a serious note (and aside from what others have already posted), I would love to see more ‘in house’ CP action. It’s great to see your athletes/interns dropping new PR’s with intensity and checking out the all around progress in their training.

    To me, the atmosphere of how you’ve put CP together is really motivating for my own training and would never complain to see more of it.

  33. Risto Uuk Says:

    I’d love to read articles about your life (related to success and you being a human), philosophical topics on being a good trainer, and anatomy for beginners.

  34. Paolo Says:

    like Lucho Zapata said-some stuff about soccer would be very interesting!

  35. Joe Bellistri Says:

    I have been reading your stuff for a while. Also have purchased several products (A&C, Optimal Shoulder, Fitness Blueprint, etc). You have had a huge impact on my training approach with my clients over the years. With all the attention the FMS has been getting lately, I am curious to know how that impacts your approach at CP with assessments and corrective strategies.

  36. Adam O'Brien Says:

    First thanks for all of the great content you publish for free on your website. As a sports performance coach who primarily works with baseball players myself I am on your site about every day.

    I would be interested in an article on how you motivate your clients on a daily basis and how you deal with different personalities that come through the door.

    I feel this is tremendously overlooked topic by most coaches. You can design a perfect program for each individual, but if you can’t get that person to put in the necessary effort than it is all for naught.

  37. JD Says:

    The content has been great over the years, Eric, and we appreciate your work.

    Some general and specific things off the top of my head:

    1. A comprehensive primer on the high bar or Olympic squat- cues, troubleshooting, etc. There’s a lot of material on the low-bar back squat, deadlift, etc, but a through look at HBBS would be incredibly helpful for people who want to squat that way or don’t have the shoulder mobility/flexibility to do otherwise.

    2. Things you’ve changed your mind on over the years, changes in philosophy, or technical mistakes you may have made- could be very enlightening for us

    3. Thoughts on the olympic lifts as they relate to strength training

    4. Non-fancy training. How would you program for strength if you were limited in the choice and variety of movements and limited to only the basic iteration. eg. Barbell row (no 1-arm cable row, chest supported row, t-bar row), conventional deadlift (no trap bar deadlift, single arm RDL, etc.)

    5. More stuff on women and lifting. I know it’s being written about more, but would love to hear more about the practical and psychological aspects.

    6. Full series of perfect form videos for concentration curls (jk!)

  38. Eric Cressey Says:

    Thank you, everyone, for the fantastic feedback! This is extremely helpful and will help dictate the direction EricCressey.com takes in 2012. Happy Holidays!

  39. Po Yao Chuang Says:

    Thoracic and shoulder mobility for Olympic weightlifting, specifically for deep overhead squat, squat jerk. Thank you.

  40. Conor Says:

    I enjoy all your posts Eric!
    I personally, would love to see stuff on how to write individual programs and what to consider when writing them.

  • Avoid the most common deadlifting mistakes
  • 9 - minute instructional video
  • 3 part follow up series