STOP! Don’t Squat Until You Watch This
As I noted yesterday, Eric Cressey is releasing his new product, Show and Go: High Performance Training to Look, Feel, and Move Better, next week.
I had a reader leave a comment yesterday that went something like this:
“I’ve followed every program ever written, and know a thing or two about putting on muscle. In terms of “show,” how does this program differ from any other program that promises improved size as part of the package?”
All in all, it was a well written comment and the guy who left it obviously knows his stuff. But if I had to say what separates this program from any other program out there, it’s this: LONGEVITY.
While most programs just haphazardly tell you to “squat,” and then go on to give you some sets and reps to follow, Show and Go actually incorporates you how go about preparing the body to squat. And yes, while I realize that many of you are sitting there thinking to yourself, “pffft whatever, I know how to squat, dude. I’ve been squatting since I was two.” Let me be clear – chances are, NO, you don’t.
While there are exceptions to the rule, I’d say that out of all the times I’ve ever trained at a commercial gym (which is a lot), I’ve seen less than ten people whom I would consider have great squat technique. Just the other day, I was training with my girlfriend and watched some guy load FIVE plates on each side in the squat rack.
Like an asshat, he loaded the bar and then walked away for a good twenty minutes – you know, to build a little anticipation. Admittedly, I was thiiiiiiis close to pulling up a chair and grabbing a bag of popcorn.
Nevertheless, I finally see the guy walk up to the bar, only to perform what can only be described as a max effort ankle mobilization. BIG SURPRISE. I’d go so far as to say that if he took about 450 lbs off and actually squatted to depth, he would have gotten a lot more out of the lift. As it was, all he really accomplished was stroking his ego and making my eyes want to jump off a cliff.
Suffice it to say, clearly, a vast majority of people don’t know how to squat, let alone how to squat safely. What’s more, not everyone can show up on Day 1 of a new program and squat “ass to grass” like a hero. This is when people end up hurt, and why, I feel, Show and Go separates itself from any other program out there.
As part of his week long pre-launch, Eric has just released a must see video of how to go about preparing for a squat. Most notably, he describes some of the exercises we use specifically at CP that will undoubtedly help improve technique and groove a deeper, safer, squat. Unfortunately, this is a component that many trainees neglect altogether. Big mistake.
Believe me, this is just the tip of the iceberg. So, what are you waiting for? Click HERE to learn more.