Eric Cressey is someone that I really look up to and have a ton of respect for in the fitness industry. He currently trains over 70 professional baseball players as well as other sportsmen, women and every day gym goer’s. To get everyone here better acquainted with Eric, I have posted a video below where Eric explains and teaches you one of his best dead lift tips. This gives you an idea of the type of content Eric provides in his Show and Go System. He is truly unique as he thinks “outside-the-box” when it comes to strength and conditioning.
To celebrate the World Series, Eric has put his most popular training program, Show and Go, on sale today for 50% off the listed price, for a LIMITED time Only! Last year I reviewed Review the Show and Go Program and When I heard it was going on sale today, I knew it was a complete steal, so I wanted to take a moment to share with you some of Eric’s thoughts on his Show and Go Training Program and what its all about.
Q: Eric, is the Show and Go Program tailored specifically for the more advanced athlete or can anyone benefit from it?
EC: Most fitness products and programs are written with a specific market in mind – trainers, females, fat loss, or something else. In the marketing world, they tell you to not try to be everything to everyone. Well, I’m not a good marketer – so I decided to make this resource extremely versatile and a good fit for a LOT of people. The reason is that there are a lot of things in a comprehensive strength and conditioning program that everybody needs to utilize. From the minutia to the big picture, I could go on all day: foam rolling, mobility warm-ups, single-leg training, more horizontal pulling, fluctuation of training stress, sufficient deloading periods, extra posterior chain work, a balance of open- and closed-chain upper body pressing, glute activation, rotator cuff strength – the list goes on and on. And, truthfully, most athletes need a ton of the exact same stuff that we do with general population clients, anyway. Sure, they have unique demands in the context of their sport and managing their yearly schedule, but that’s not to say that there aren’t a ton of similarities. In short, the line between the “Pros” and the “Joes” is getting a lot more blurred. The Show and Go Program is certainly more targeted toward the intermediate to advanced lifter, but that’s not to say that it doesn’t have merit for the true beginner, as I’d rather see them do things right from the start!
Q. What are the goals of the Show and Go Training Program?
EC: Well, initially we put a big group of “guinea pigs” through the Show and Go program and we got some amazing results. The “guinea pigs” were people from all walks of life too. We had sportsmen, women trying to lose weight, teenagers trying to get bigger and stronger, older folk and weekend warriors. This proves how versatile this system really is.
We got increases of up to 80 pounds and more on the squat and dead lift, with improvements about 40 pounds on the bench press and chin-up totals (understandably smaller, given the smaller window of adaptation for upper body strength). We had people drop more than 25 pounds and 5-7% body fat while using the Show and Go Program, and we had skinny dudes who gained as much as 28 pounds of muscle in as little as 16 weeks. Really, the results were dependent on what their goals were, what their previous training history was and how they adapted their diet to reach their goals. We even had many athletes who used this program in conjunction with their sports training – from endurance athletes to rugby players – with excellent improvements. The cool thing is that literally every single one of these “guinea pigs” made a point of noting how much better they felt; they improved mobility and moved more fluently by the end of the program. This is a stark contrast to the aches and pains you normally see with programs geared toward performance improvements; the program not only improved performance and made people bigger, stronger, and leaner; it also helped set the stage for healthy future training.
Q. How long are the workouts and how many days per week do we train?
EC: Show and Go consists of four, 4-week phases – so it lasts a total of 16 weeks from start to finish.
It is really up to the trainee how frequently he/she wants to train, as I included both 2-, 3-, and 4-day-a-week strength training programs to accommodate individuals’ unique schedules and goals. Each training session is designed so that folks can get in and out of the gym in no more than 75 minutes – and that includes foam rolling, dynamic warm-ups, strength training, and post-exercise static stretching. Any metabolic conditioning, movement training, and/or sport participation takes place on off-days from strength training; this is where the individualization can really occur, as there are five different options on this front.
I know this is an awesome opportunity to train with a world class trainer at very affordable price. So I guess what I am saying is you got to get your hands on this system NOW! That is if you want to look, move and feel better. I have posted a video below where Eric talks about how to create a strength and conditioning program. Check it out.