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The Lifting Heavy Stuff Registry

Written on July 2, 2010 at 7:31 am, by Eric Cressey

As many of you probably already know, I’ll be getting married this October.  And, as part of wedding preparations, my fiancee, Anna, and I (well, mostly her) are pulling together our wedding registry.  In fact, as part of our 4th of July trip, we’ll be spending some quality time at Macy’s picking out a bunch of random stuff that will likely collect dust in the back of cabinets until the day arrives that we opt to use them at my “I got my AARP card today” celebration banquet.  We’re also registered at Crate & Barrel, Chuck ‘E Cheese, and Bed, Bath, & Beyond (I’m hoping to get some of the Beyond – as you’ll see here).

To be very honest, June was a super busy month at Cressey Performance, and July will undoubtedly be our busiest ever.  So, the other night, when Anna started peppering me with questions about what I wanted to add to the registry, I really didn’t have the brain power in reserves to make a valid contribution to the discussion.  As such, I’ll probably just be getting wooden spoons and this framed, inspirational piece for the entryway to greet all our visitors and make them feel special.


Noticing my not-so-unintentional apathy, Anna joked that it’d be a piece of cake if there was a way to register at Perform Better (or anywhere else) and just ask for training goodies for the gym – and that’s when the wheels started turning.  At the very least, I figured it’d give us some blog content and reader-writer interaction as we head into the weekend. I know I’d get myself some heavier dumbbells – maybe a pair of 110- and 120-pounders – and a Buffalo bar.

If you had a “lifting heavy stuff registry,” what would you add to it?  Bands and chains?  A sled?  Books/DVDs? A Diamond Dave’s Ninja School instructional video?

Tupperware and spice racks?  “No says I!”

Let’s hear some suggestions in the comments section below.  And, until next time, have a great holiday weekend and “don’t go ninja-ing nobody that don’t need ninja-ing!”

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11 Responses to “The Lifting Heavy Stuff Registry”

  1. Sean Says:

    Definitely Ninja Video!!
    I’d really like a 45 degree back raise for my garage or getting really wishful a GHR and a reverse hyper!

    If i was being realistic though, just throw some chains my way and I’d be happy

  2. Matt Says:

    This little thing is pretty cool, its really challenging.


    or, the block style


    Also, some atlas stones just because they’re rediculous(in a good way) lol.

  3. Jason Says:

    I live in a 3rd floor, 500 square foot, ghetto apartments, so training equipment is limited. Maybe some kettlebells, but mostly educational stuff. Assess and Correct would be on list as well as all of the books from EFTS.

  4. Andrew Says:

    The full equipped EFS Monorack, it is beautiful


  5. James Says:

    TRX straps, better bands, heavier dumb bells, a training partner who wanted to come train at my house with me at 5 AM…

    Oh, and an endless supply of CP’s Greatest Hits–Music to Inspire Lifting Heavy Stuff

  6. Scott Says:

    What I did for the registry thing was “looks great dear”. Much like the invites and other things. The only thing people remember is if it was too long & was the food good!!


    Should start your collection!!

  7. Greg R. Says:


    Come to Greg…..Come to Greg…..

  8. Brandon LaRue Says:

    Crazy, I’m getting married in October as well (Oct. 23). Congrats man!

  9. Rick Says:

    I would add chains. they might come in handy.

    P.S. The best advice I ever got about weddings is to realize as the groom you are just a decoration. Just show up and do whatever you are told. She has been planning this day for over 20 years and you don’t want to mess it up.

  10. James Says:

    Chest-Supported Row, GHR & Reverse Hyper.

  11. PolyisTCOandbanned Says:

    I would get some elastic bands for travel and a set of my own dumbells for home. Crap…why don’t I just buy that!

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