Have you ever tried to follow a workout from the pages of a magazine only to see yourself get weaker and smaller… or even worse, fatter?
Have you ever tried your hand at the most popular new training system only to find yourself hobbling around in pain over the next few days… or even worse, injured?
My name is Eric Cressey, and I am the president of Cressey Performance, a high performance training facility near Boston, MA. We started off small, but we’re now a 15,000-square-foot training facility.
You don’t work your way up to a facility of this size without providing great coaching to your clients. You know why? Because if you aren’t excellent at what you do – constantly updating your training philosophies to give clients the best possible experience and amazing results – you go out of business quickly. Furthermore, you need to be able to coach whoever walks through your doors. Here at CP, we see hundreds of different clients every week.
We even have professional athletes who literally move their families across the country to train with us.
As you can imagine, I’ve seen it all, and after working with such a wide variety of people, I’ve come away with one big lesson:
When I decided to create a workout system, there was something that was more important to me than anything else: a strong emphasis on personalization.
The problem with other programs out there is they force people to fit into their system of training. Admittedly it’s better than having no direction, but for a lot of people it can make things worse off than they already were.
Let’s take a woman with loose joints (hypermobility) as an example. If she did a lot of aggressive stretching (you know, because the experts are always telling us to stretch), she could easily hurt herself! Conversely, the stiff-as-a-board guy at the cubicle next to her might do those exact same stretches and rid himself of his chronic back pain!
Now imagine this scenario and apply it to a workout where these same people are applying heavy loads to their body. It’s a recipe for disaster.
I to say it, but the industry is full of unqualified people who lack the educational background and the practical hands-on experience to know what works and what doesn’t.
After spending the past few years trying to figure out a solution to these issues, I’ve finally come up with a way to deliver high quality customization at an affordable price. It’s called The High Performance Handbook.
Second, it designs a program suitable to your needs – based on how you move, what your schedule allows, and what your goals are.
Third, it’s an entire system. Not just some manual that says "do this." We give you an entire video database, how to modify exercises, and much more.
Don’t just take my word for it, see what clients and fitness professionals have to say about my approach to coaching:
There is a short list of people in the strength and conditioning industry who I consider to be the gold standard. Eric Cressey is at the top of that list
There is a short list of people in the strength and conditioning industry who I consider to be the gold standard or the best of the best. Eric Cressey is at the top of that list, in my opinion. Eric has mastered the process of turning cutting-edge evidence and knowledge into some of the most efficient and effective in-the-trenches training protocols out there. If you are a pro athlete, a weekend warrior, or a prac ioner in the performance training field interested in results, then you better be training with and learning from Eric Cressey!
The approach of the programming is awesome because it addresses many of the mobility issues and postural imbalances that are ingrained in the majority of the general population.
It’s hard to argue with results, and that’s exactly what I got with The High Performance Handbook from Eric Cressey. When I read about his new strength program, I was excited because I know how knowledgeable Eric is, and my own training had been in a bit of a rut. Prior to beginning this program, I had added only five pounds on my bench in the previous four months, and had been neglecting all things legs and core because of back pain. I also play a lot of overhead recreational sports, and was constantly having shoulder pain in my throwing arm.