IMPORTANT: If you’re frustrated with your Squats and Deadlifts, lack flexibility to lift with proper technique, and want to lift weights without experiencing lower back, shoulder or knee pain ever again, then please read this post carefully.
What follows is my review of Eric Cressey’s new Show and Go system.
How I Met Eric Cressey. In 2005 I was dealing with nagging shoulder and back pain from years of doing imbalanced bodybuilding routines. I couldn’t Bench, Squat or Deadlift painlessly anymore. The doctors here in Belgium weren’t of any help, they just gave me painkillers and told me to stop lifting weights.
Maybe you’ve been in a situation like this where nobody can give you a solution. I wasn’t happy with the advice I was getting from those dumb doctors so I did the obvious thing: conduct my own research. And that’s how I stumbled on the eye-opening articles that Eric Cressey, “The Shoulder Guy”, had written online…
- I discovered my back pain was caused by lack of hip mobility from excess sitting. I wasn’t engaging my hip muscles properly on the Squat and Deadlift, and that was causing all the lower back pain I had.
- I also discovered that Bench Pressing with my elbows out caused my shoulder pain. And this was aggravated by my weak upper-back muscles that I had neglected to strengthen during my early bodybuilding years.
Those supposedly educated doctors NEVER told me to look at that. I eliminated ALL my back and shoulder pain by simply fixing my technique, improving my hip mobility and strengthening my upper-back. Eric saved my training career, and to me that was proof that he knew what he was talking about.
And that’s why Eric and me have been working closely together since I started StrongLifts.com in May 2007. I’ve recommended all his products – M2, Assess & Correct, Maximum Strength and now Show and Go – on this website.
Why Should You Listen to Eric Cressey? Eric Cressey is the author of 4 popular books, including the bestseller “Maximum Strength”. He has written over 200 articles for magazines like Men’s health, and his Master’s thesis was published in the peer-reviewed “Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research”.
Eric Cressey has been invited as a guest speaker in over 12 U.S. states and 4 countries. As a coach, he has worked with professional and Olympic athletes from all ages and backgrounds, including runners, bodybuilders, powerlifters, baseball players, rugby players and boxers.
Eric has a Master Degree in Kinesiology with concentration in Exercise Science. He’s also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
As a competitive powerlifter, Eric holds several national and world records and is a mainstay in the Powerlifting USA Top 100 lifts in his weight class. His best lifts: 402lbs Bench Press, 540lbs Squat and 650lbs Deadlift at 165lbs bw.
Like me, Eric Cressey was born in 1981 and did bodybuilding routines before switching to strength training. Unlike me, Eric was a competitive tennis player in high school. That messed up his shoulders (internal impingement) and lead to shoulder surgery. Eric eventually escaped the knife in 2003 by doing his own research. Teaching what he discovered turned him into “the shoulder guy”.
Eric Cressey is currently president and co-founder of Cressey Performance in Boston where he’s best known for his work with professional baseball players.
How Show and Go Can Help You. Show and Go is the sequel to Eric Cressey’s bestseller “Maximum Strength”. Many guys who had increased their lifts by over 100lbs in only 16 weeks on Eric’s program wondered, “what’s next?”. The answer is Show and Go – an up-to-date and advanced “Maximum Strength”.
What can you expect? Increase your strength, gain muscle, lose fat, improve flexibility, eliminate nagging pains, increase endurance. Show and Go isn’t one of those bodybuilding workouts you’ll find in muscle magazines. It’s also not one of those metabolic workout that are so popular today. So that means…
- You will NOT have to train to failure 6x/week for 2h/day
- You will ALSO NOT look strong, without being strong (all show, no go)
- And you will DEFINITELY NOT become imbalanced or worse injured
Show and Go is a strength training program revolving around free weight compound exercises that takes 2 to 4 workouts per week (you choose). The manual comes as a digital product (instant download, free shipping worldwide) with 175 high quality videos of all the exercises and mobility drills.
Show & Go also comes with these 5 free bonuses…
- Bonus 1: Five Fantastic Finishers. 5 “death circuits” that will improve your fat loss and endurance in only 10-15mins post workout.
- Bonus 2: The Top Five Glute Exercises. Strong glutes are crucial for big squat and deadlift numbers, but also for maximal lower back safety.
- Bonus 3: 7 Innovative Soft Tissue Strategies. How-to videos for 7 hard to reach muscles like your adductors and forearms.
- Bonus 4: The Show and Go Quick Exercise Reference Guide. Videos of every single exercise (175!) in Eric’s program accessible from your iPhone or Blackberry to get exercise technique refreshers in the gym.
- Bonus 5: 2x/week Show and Go Training Programs. Perfect for in-season or endurance athletes who don’t have time to train 3-4x/week.
What I Like About Show and Go. The 175 videos are incredibly valuable. They alone justify the price of this program. Squats, Deadlifts, Bench Press, Mobility drills, everything is here. And all these videos are hosted online, so you can access them anytime from your iPhone or Blackberry when you’re in the gym.
But it’s the Show and Go Nutrition Guide that comes as an upsell that impressed me most: 10 nutrition guidelines (inline with the SL Diet), good vs. bad food list, meal preparation tips, grocery list, truth on cholesterol, do you need grass-fed and organic food, thoughts on vegetarianism, supplements that work, etc.
And that nutrition guide comes with several free bonuses: sample meal plans that fit your goals (fat loss, weight gain, etc), dozens of recipes, diet logs, and a lot more. This is an extremely powerful nutrition resource.
What I Don’t Like About Show and Go. Eric and me both did bodybuilding routines before we switched to strength training, so we have a similar philosophy when it comes down to muscle and strength building…
- Proper technique: key to lifting heavier weight and avoiding injuries
- Compound free weight exercises: Squats, Deadlifts, Bench Press
- Progressive loading: adding weight over time systematically
Show and Go is different from my StrongLifts 5×5 Program in that the exercises, sets and reps change all the time. I believe this approach is for guys who have already built a solid foundation of strength and technique. If you have little experience lifting weights, haven’t built a foundation of strength yet and have no coach, then you’ll gain muscle and strength faster with SL5x5.
So here’s my advice: skip the Show and Go training program (forgive me Eric!), keep doing SL5x5 and do the mobility drills pre-workout to improve your flexibility for Squats and Deadlifts. Use the videos to improve your technique and follow the Show and Go nutrition guide that comes as an upsell.
Why Am I Recommending Show and Go on StrongLifts.com? The first reason is obviously money. Eric and me are business partners on this. People often wonder how I make a living with SL since this website is free, well this is how: Eric gives me a commission on each sale of Show and Go.
Now there is a money back guarantee on Show and Go. Which means that if I sell you BS, and you ask for a full refund, then I lose the commission. So it’s in my best interest to sell you stuff that works. Off the record, I also don’t want to lose YOUR TRUST so I can sell you more stuff later. And that’s why I refuse 99% of the business offers I get – most are, quite bluntly, plain bullshit (I once refused a 5 figure business offer involving steroids supplements).
But money isn’t the only thing that motivates me here. I know that a lot of guys doing StrongLifts 5×5 struggle to do their Squat and Deadlift right. I know that it prevents them to get most out of SL5x5. I’ll release products in the future that will help you with that, but until that day comes, you can use the exercises inside Show and Go. Why do I care so much about you getting results on SL5x5? Because I want your success story! It helps me proving that my stuff works, and that you don’t need all those friggin’ supplements to gain muscle.
Try “Show and Go” RISK-FREE. Show and Go training program is available through my special link with a $70,00 discount (you save 35,53%) for you to inspect, examine and tryout for TWO full months.
If your Squat and Deadlift technique has NOT improved after two months, and if you haven’t eliminated your nagging pains, then I want you to contact Eric and ask for a full, 100% refund so you will have paid nothing, lost nothing, incurred no cost and you can even keep all the material including the bonus gifts. Eric and me do NOT need or want your money if we don’t earn it by transforming your body, improving your flexibility and increasing your strength.
So let’s talk about refund rates. I get commissions for each sale, but I also get penalized for refunds. That’s why I choose the products I recommend carefully. The result: a 96% satisfaction guarantee. That means 96% of the guys keep the product they bought through me. I think that fact tells you a lot about what you can expect Show and Go to do for you and your body.
Click here to order Show and Go and save $70,00. Remember: If you’re not thrilled with the results, just contact Eric Cressey within the next 60 days, pay nothing, and keep all the material — that’s a better than risk free offer!
I urge you to act on this offer today, right now, while it’s fresh in your mind.
P.S. You get everything, the Show and Go training program, access to 175 video exercises, the 5 free bonuses, the full 100% money back guarantee, and the $70,00 discount — but only if you act today.
Click here to order Show and Go today and save 35,53%.