Ready to Kickass In the Gym?
I’m back! Yesterday was Labor Day, and for those who don’t live in the US, it’s basically a made up holiday that marks the un-official end to summer (and for the fashion police out there, the end of wearing anything white**).
More importantly, for us Americans, Labor Day serves another, more meaningful purpose. And that’s to not go into work, baby!
While I was lame and did head to the facility to coach for a few hours yesterday, I was able to snake out a bit early and spend some of the day chillaxing.
I hope many of you reading were able to do the same.
As it so happens, this marks the time of year when many of our high school and college athletes head back to school and our pro (baseball) guys start trickling in as their respective seasons come to an end.
Starting within the next week or two, many of our minor league baseball players will arrive for their 0ff-season training with the Major League guys following suit not too long after that (depending on how the playoff picture develops).
Suffice it to say it’s a fun time of year for us at the facility because we get to touch base with all the guys who have been training with us for the past few off-seasons; as well as welcome a whole host of new players into the CP family.
To celebrate his favorite time of year (and mine for that matter, outside of my Birthday, or any day I don’t have to do laundry), Eric Cressey has placed his renowned flagship product, Show and Go: High Performance Training to Look, Feel, and Move Better, on sale this week at $50 off the regular price.
Now, rather than play the “hey you should buy this because you’ll increase your general level of awesome” card, I thought I’d provide a few quick insights as to why I feel this is a worthwhile product to consider.
1. Simply Stated: It Works
I’ve seen with my own eyes the number of staff, interns, and various CP clients who have followed this program and have seen impressive results.
Too, I’ve witnessed countless emails, stories, and testimonials from people all over the world detailing their accounts of smashing deadlift PRs, obliterating their bench press numbers, dominating their competition on the field, finally living pain free, and jumping buildings in a single bound.
People from all walks of life are kicking ass and taking names on this program, and it’s high time you join the party.
2. No Stone Left Unturned
You’d be hard pressed to find a more comprehensive program that includes everything from soft tissue quality and mobility work, to strength training, movement quality, and metabolic conditioning than Show and Go.
About the only thing it doesn’t include is a bottle of wine, nunchucks, and batteries.
Don’t mistaken this to mean that the program itself is easy – that couldn’t be further from the truth!
As with any program, you get out of it what you put into it.
Nonetheless, this program will undoubtedly kick your ass.
Many people are under the assumption that you need a program which uses some advanced algorithm or an eclectic mix of some secret old-school Russian periodization scheme and unicorn tears to get results.
That’s a bit of an extreme example, I know. But the fact is: if people would just master the basics and do them CONSISTENTLY, they’d probably see marked improvements in their performance, movement quality, and physique!
Show and Go doesn’t use any smoke and mirrors, fancy pants terminology, or fluff to get the job done. Quoting Eric himself, “I coach a ton of people from all walks of life, meaning that this program is based on theories that have been proven “in the trenches.”
And for what it’s worth: in a lot of ways, from a programming standpoint, this is about as close as one can get to training at Cressey Performance without actually stepping foot in the facility.
One point to consider – and something that can’t be understated – is that you do not need to be an elite athlete to give it a shot!
Eric has had everyone from competitive athletes (professional and recreational), to fitness enthusiasts, to beginners use the program and do VERY well with it.
Sure, you can pay your local personal trainer upwards of $70- $100 per session to take you through some run-of-the-mill, mundane training session, but that’s going to add up after a while. What’s more, there’s no telling you’ll get the results you want.
With Show and Go, you can follow a program that’s been proven to work time and time again.
Adding to the pot, you’ll also have access to one of the more extensive exercise video databases created for any online program – so you’ll actually SEE how all the movements are supposed to be performed.
If a picture’s worth a thousand words – what’s a video worth?
Anyways, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are a plethora of other reasons to give Show and Go a go (<—- HA, see what I just did there?), but talking about isn’t going to do anyone any favors. Take action, and see for yourself!
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** For the Record: there’s no excuse, EVER, to wear stone washed jeans. Unless your name is Bon Jovi. Then it’s cool. But other than that. Stop it.
Comments for This Entry
BarathA thoroughly enjoyable program I did last year, and am sure to repeat some time in the near future. Show and Go improved my deadlift by close to a hundred pounds. I am not sure the program is for beginners, though, but that's just me :)
September 4, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
TonyGentilcoreMan, 100 lbs?!?!?!!? That's no joke. I knew the program helped you out a lot, but I didn't realize it was THAT much. Well played sir.
September 5, 2012 at 7:24 am |
BarathWell, I was at 275 when I started out, and by the end, pulled 365. Since then, I have added 20 more. I did S&G with the sole aim of improving my deadlift. Unfortunately, I did not put enough stress in the pushing sessions (though I followed the program to a T), so my bench press is still pathetic as ever. When I do it again, I plan to concentrate as much on pressing (in which I suck) as on pulling.
September 5, 2012 at 9:29 am |
TonyGentilcoreWell, if it's any consolation, I'm a HORRID bencher myself. I have long ass arms. I can stand and just about touch my knees. Sooooo, benching is (and always will be) a monkey wrench. You have to take into consideration leverages at some point.
September 6, 2012 at 6:04 am |
MelissaSnG is good for ladies too.
September 4, 2012 at 7:19 pm |
TonyGentilcoreAbsolutely. MANY ladies have done the program and loved it. Thanks for chiming in Melissa.
September 5, 2012 at 7:25 am |
RSYeah, I'm biased, but S&G IS the best program under the sun. If it can take me from a wimpy to (kinda) respectable, it has to be magical. Seriously, though, this program works, in addition to being versatile and interesting.
September 4, 2012 at 9:32 pm |
TonyGentilcoreCome on Ronell. Give yourself more credit than that!
September 5, 2012 at 7:25 am |
AlexAre there substitutions to include Olympic lifts?
September 5, 2012 at 12:09 am |
TonyGentilcoreThey can definitely be included. It might take a little bit of tweaking, but it can be done.
September 5, 2012 at 7:26 am |
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