The Intelligent & Relentless Pursuit of Muscle™
Author: Eric Cressey

Interval Training on the Rowing Ergometer
by Eric Cressey | Thu, Jul 25, 2013

The rowing machine may be the best conditioning tool out there for strength athletes. Here's how to use it.

8 Things I Learned in 2012
by Eric Cressey | Thu, Jan 31, 2013

The most successful coaches stay on top cause they never stop learning. Here's what one of the best learned last year.

4 Steps to Fix Your Triceps
by Eric Cressey | Wed, May 16, 2012

Your quest for big, strong arms can get stopped in its tracks if you suffer a triceps injury. Here's how to prevent it.

7 Things I Learned in 2011
by Eric Cressey | Fri, Feb 17, 2012

How to make sweet, sweet, love to a ball and other wonderful lessons learned by Eric Cressey in the past year.

Training Speed to Get Strong
by Eric Cressey | Mon, Aug 22, 2011

If the bar just won't move, it could be that all you need to add is a little speed work.

11 Years, 11 Lessons, 100 Pounds
by Eric Cressey | Fri, Jun 17, 2011

A decade in the iron game packs on some serious pounds, in addition to teaching some heavy life-lessons.

My Top 5 Single-Leg Exercises
by Eric Cressey | Tue, May 10, 2011

You don't like single leg movements? Eric Cressey shows you your argument doesn't have a leg to stand on.

What I Learned in 2010
by Eric Cressey | Fri, Feb 25, 2011

Cressey doesn't miss anything. Stuff he didn't miss in 2010 includes the myth of symmetry, zones of convergence, the complete overuse of barefoot training, and the dangers of zits.

Five Loading Protocols That Suck
by Eric Cressey | Wed, Jan 05, 2011

Newsflash: Your favorite sets and reps scheme may suck harder than the last Matrix movie.

11 Ways to Make an Exercise Harder
by Eric Cressey | Tue, Nov 16, 2010

Crank it up! Follow these tips to get more from your exercise program.

What I Learned in 2009
by Eric Cressey | Wed, Feb 24, 2010

Cressey's 2009 lessons-learned include the perfect sleep schedule, why shoes suck, and why you may want to stay away from hyper-mobile chicks.

The Regular Guy Off-Season Strength Program
by Eric Cressey | Mon, Sep 07, 2009

Cressey the alchemist blends two proven training programs together to create the ultimate muscle-building, strength-increasing template for guys ready to don their war helmets and hit the gym.

Bulletproof That Back
by Eric Cressey | Thu, Jun 04, 2009

Eric shows you how to strengthen those spinal erectors so that nothing can stand in your weight-liftin' way.

More Lower Back Savers
by Eric Cressey | Thu, May 14, 2009

If your back ain't right, you can't do any of the big bang-for-your-buck lifts and you'll never grow.

Lower Back Savers
by Eric Cressey | Tue, May 05, 2009

Hurt your shoulder? Big deal. Hurt your leg? Who cares? But hurt your back and your lifting days are on hiatus.

Cressey's Favorite Exercises
by Eric Cressey | Tue, Apr 07, 2009

A few unique exercises that Cressey gives to all his athletes, whether they're baseball players, powerlifters, boxers, or ordinary schlubs.

The Seven Habits of Highly Defective Benchers
by Eric Cressey | Thu, Mar 05, 2009

If you've acquired any of these "habits," chances are your bench isn't where it could be.

What I Learned in 2008
by Eric Cressey | Wed, Jan 21, 2009

Cressey's 2008 lessons-learned include how to stay lean without really trying, loving the goniometer, how alcohol kills soft tissue quality, and lots more.

The Right Way to Stretch the Pecs
by Eric Cressey | Tue, Jan 06, 2009

3 Video stretches to ensure chest/shoulder stability, health, AND performance.

Solutions to Lifting Problems
by Eric Cressey | Tue, Nov 18, 2008

Eric tells you what to do if your knee, shoulder, or back hurts, but you still want to work out.

22 More Random Thoughts
by Eric Cressey | Wed, Oct 15, 2008

Eric describes how doing the YMCA song can help shoulder stability, why "your balls still suck," the right way to do a push-up, and how to do a DB Overhead Reverse Lunge.

5 More Common Technique Mistakes
by Eric Cressey | Thu, Aug 28, 2008

Chances are you're lunging with a short stride or bad food placement, squatting with only your knees instead of your knees and hips, and messing up a whole bunch of movements in general. Eric's here to save the day.

6 Mistakes: Fitting Round Pegs into Square Holes
by Eric Cressey | Thu, Jul 17, 2008

It's not always a good idea to do deep squats, overhead presses, or dips, and why is it that fat-bastard bicyclists wear Spandex shorts anyhow? The answers to these mysteries and more in today's article.

First Person: Cressey
by Eric Cressey | Tue, Jun 17, 2008

This time the spotlight's on Eric Cressey. Find out how the 190-pounder maintains a plus-400 bench and plus-600 deadlift while still retaining the mobility and speed of a pro athlete!

Proactive Patient
by Eric Cressey | Thu, May 15, 2008

Maybe you're not injured and you don't plan on being injured. (Ha!) Regardless, this article contains secrets to the weightlifting universe that will help you understand how the body works and, as they say, knowledge is power.

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