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Feedback on the Ultimate Off-Season Training Manual

I received this email earlier this week from a very satisfied customer of The Ultimate Off-Season Training Manual: "Hi Eric, I just thought I'd let you know of my progress after completing the first two months training from your offseason manual. At the same time I started, I also purchased Precision Nutrition and implemented a much improved eating plan to see me add strength and lose bodyfat whilst maintaining lean mass ready for the onset of the soccer pre-season at the start of July. So, after two months of Precision Nutrition eating and off-season training, in terms of measurements I have: - lost 14lbs in weight - lost 2 inches off my waist - lost 3 1/4 inches off my hips - lost 1 inch off my neck - gained 1/2 inch on my shoulders - maintained the same arm measurement with no direct arm training and in the gym I have: - added roughly 45lbs to my bench and squat - 3RM chin of BW+45lbs - 'straightened out' my previous anterior pelvic tilt - improved my hamstring and adductor flexibility In the eight weeks this took, I have eaten seven meals a day without fail that have with no exceptions adhered to the 10 habits of PN (allowing a slice of cake for desert once a week!). I have been in the gym everyday at 6am (bar Saturdays, my off-day), with Mondays and Wednesdays being my regeneration days, which I view as just as important as my four resistance days. I can't wait for soccer preseason to start in July and see hopefully my hard work payoff (literally ££!!). Thanks for providing the great resources to put me on the track to progression, Andy Powell United Kingdom"

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Cressey Performance Athlete Featured in the Boston Globe

Thought I'd give you a heads-up on a great read about a great kid: Mike Soboff. Mike's one of our athletes at Cressey Performance, and he's got a bright future ahead of him. Newton South Grad to Play Soccer at University of South Florida
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High-Intensity Interval Training Wins Again

Here’s a random question for you: have you ever seen a fat soccer player competing at a high level? Nope. It just doesn’t happen; you can’t get far in this sport if you’re carrying excess baggage – and the demands of the sport get you lean in the first place. Now, here’s a follow-up question: have you ever seen a fat jogger? Absolutely! They’re all over the place; heck, there are probably more fat joggers than there are lean joggers! A recent study takes things a step further and shows that soccer is not only superior to jogging for fat loss (almost double the fat loss over the course of 12 weeks), but that it’s also superior for fitness gains and muscle mass increases – all while exercising at a lower perceived exertion because they were having more fun. Take-home lessons? 1. As Alwyn Cosgrove and Craig Ballantyne (and dozens of other bright fitness professionals) have stated over and over, high-intensity work (interval training and lifting) blow aerobic exercise out of the water for fat loss. 2. Pick an activity that is fun for you. Play ultimate Frisbee, flag football, or just go sprint (racing someone is great). Long, slow, steady-state cardio is about as exciting as watching paint dry. 3. Build muscle mass and you’ll get leaner faster. Eric Cressey http://www.cresseyperformance.com
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