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Not quite what I was hoping for
on 3 July 2009
I like Eric Cressey.
I first came across him in his Magnificent Mobility DVD with Mike Robertson, which is an EXCELLENT product. Eric certainly knows his stuff. Hence, I was expecting quite a lot from this book. Unfortunately, it doesn't quite deliver.
Eric is essentially an educated and literate power lifter, who tries to convince you to take up power lifting because he really likes it. Ok, maybe that's not 100% fair, but sometimes that what this book feels like. I come from Coach Ripptoe's Starting Strength and Practical Programming school, and there were a great many exercises that Eric includes that (as far as I could tell) were either at worst pointless or at best of little use.
His section on warming up explains a lot of the exercises from MM, and is very useful.
Overall, I was a little disappointed with this book, but despite that, it does have some good points and interesting things to say.