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Wednesday Randomness: Back in Action!

Written on October 6, 2010 at 9:02 am, by Eric Cressey

1. I’m happy to report that I not only survived our wedding festivities, but that Anna actually said “I do” (actually, “I will”).  Kidding aside, it was – without a doubt – the single best weekend of my life; we had an absolute blast.

2. For those who are wondering, I did, in fact, eat the cake (actually, I ate a lot more than just cake; we had a sweet buffet):

3. Speaking of cakes, my fiancee wife had an extra one made in the shape of a dumbbell with our initials on it.  We’re both bummed that we never had a chance to try a piece, but at least it looked great – and hopefully some people enjoyed their slices.

Enough with the wedding stuff, as these aren’t even the wedding photographers pictures – and you are probably more interested in me talking about lifting heavy stuff and the like!

4. Brian St. Pierre – who happened to be in attendance at the wedding (like that transitional material?) – just had a great article published at T-Nation that I think you’ll really like: 10 Forgotten Muscle Building Foods.

5. A while back, I contributed on an article by Bret Contreras – and it was just published yesterday.  Check it out: The Best Assistance Exercises for the Three Big Powerlifts.  It’s a good one if you are wondering which strength exercises will have the most carryover to squat, bench press, and deadlift.

6. I have an AWESOME interview lined up with Kelly Baggett for later this week.  Kelly and I go back quite a few years, and he’s one of those guys that I always learn something from when we connect.  If you are interested in athletic performance improvements, he is a great guy from whom to learn.  He actually did a interview at this site a while back, if you want to check them out:

Baggett of Tricks: An Interview with Kelly Baggett: Part 1
Baggett of Tricks: An Interview with Kelly Baggett: Part 2

Kelly recently collaborated with Alex Maroko on a product called The Truth About Quickness, and it came out really well.

7. Last, but not least, if you are a Red Sox fan (or any sports fan, for that matter) and didn’t see this on ESPN last night, you missed an awesome hour of television.  I had goosebumps the entire time.

You can find TV listings for its replay HERE.

Sorry for not having any unique “EC content” for you today, but we’re doing all sorts of post-wedding stuff – from unpacking, to writing thank you notes, to

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10 Responses to “Wednesday Randomness: Back in Action!”

  1. Kennet Waale Says:

    Hey Eric,

    Just wanted to say that I’m happy on your behalf:) Keep the marriage up to date at all times, congrats!

    And I was wondering if you had some time to publish a forum on your (this) website:)? Where all of us (your daily readers) are able to discuss different subjects concerning “everything” when it comes to physical activity?
    I’ve also gone through your youtube-account, some amazing lifts you got there:) But I couldn’t find any videos of you squatting ? I would’ve loved to watch your technique and strength in squatting – even though you’re saying you’re a “poor” squatter:P I really doubt it 🙂

    Well, have a nice day – and again: Congratulations with your new and (hopefully) loving wife 🙂

    Best Regards,

    Kennet Waale


  2. ronell Says:

    Hey man,

    As much as I love reading your stuff, I was actually hoping you took a couple weeks off.
    But I’m greedy, so I’m glad you’re back.

    Congrats, sir.


  3. Boris Bojanovic Says:

    Congratulations Eric & Anna!

    Kennet’s got a great idea about starting a forum. I realise it would be another time drain taking you away from your clients and new wife. But if it was for the community to communicate and you chimed in when you do have time I’m sure everyone would appreciate it. You could have training log forums for Maximum Strength and Show and Go for trainees on those programs to help each other out and provide accountability.

    And again like Kennet, I have always wondered what your comp squats look like 🙂


  4. Deborah Says:

    The dumbbell cake is AWESOME! Congrats!

  5. Mike Says:

    I am going to have to throw in a vote in favor of starting a forum here. It doesn’t need to be anything fancy, in fact I would say the simpler the better. You have a lot of great products out with your name on it and it would be good for all of us that have used/are using them to have a place to discuss them.

  6. Eric Cressey Says:


    Thanks for the input, but I’m afraid that a forum would be the single worst decision I’d ever make on this site. My time is extremely limited, and I committed to getting off of internet forums for good several years ago – and my productivity has skyrocketed since then. There is simply too much off-topic discussion and “static” to weed through in order to get to the good/valuable stuff. I know first-hand because I was a moderator on the forum from 2003-2005.

    If you have questions about any of my products, you can always post comments/questions in this section and get quick, direct answers from me.

    Thanks for understanding.

  7. Kennet Waale Says:

    Seeing it from that point of view Eric, maybe it wasn’t such a good idea anyways.

    Keep up the good work, and I think for all of us when I say: I love reading your articles, and what you do for a living. And I do think that you (with many other new thinking characters) have set an example of the knowledge and enthusiasm PT’s and strenght coaches etc, should have.

    Best Regards,
    Kennet Waale

  8. Cake Lady Says:

    I had the dumbbell cake-it was awesome. And I ate it next to BSP too! Your wedding was so full of love and am so happy for both of you. And I’m just glad I didn’t have to beat anyone to get your amazing cake served.

  9. Miles Noland Says:

    The DB cake is awesome. Red Sox thing gave me chills too. I got the chance to meet Nomar, Millar, and Todd Walker a few years ago. Kevin Millar is so genuine, a guy who truly loves playing. Couldn’t have happened to a better organization.
    I appreciate your effort towards bettering the profession, it truly shows who is about this and who is solely out to make money. Thanks for always being genuine and putting the grunt work in.

  10. Eric Cressey Says:

    Thanks, Steph! Glad to know that someone enjoyed it. 🙂

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