Training Partners: The Most Overlooked Part of an Effective Strength and Conditioning Program

About the Author: Eric Cressey

Here’s a good illustration of how valuable training partners can be in a strength and conditioning program. Conversation from yesterday, during four sets of 8 trap bar deadlifts:

Eric (after set #2):”You want to go five plates?” (505lbs)

Tony: “No, I’m staying here.” (“here” was four plates plus a 25-per-side or 465lbs)

Eric: “So you’re saying that it won’t bother you to look me in the eye for the next seven hours of this work day knowing that I outworked you at a weight you know you can lift?  That’d really bother me.”

Tony: “Ok.”

On a related note, congratulations to Tony on the release of his first product, Muscle Imbalances Revealed – Upper Body.  He contributed two webinars to what looks to be a great collaborative product.  Show our boy some love and check it out.

Sign-up Today for our FREE Newsletter and receive a deadlift technique tutorial!