Program Review: Maximum Strength, Coming Soon
Tonight is “Moving Day” for Schwa and myself. “Moving Day” is the testing day for Eric Cressey’s Maximum Strength Program. Befor you start the training, you assess your current strength levels on “Packing Day” in the Squat, Deadlift, Bench Press, Broad Jump, and 3-Rep Chin Up. All of them are test of your 1 rep max, besides the chin up.
Besides the fact that I didn’t feel actually awake today until the mid-afternoon, I am ready to get going. We have been on this program for 16 weeks, and I started my weight training this winter about 5 weeks before that. And even before that, I hadn’t been weight training for over a year. So the gains I have made have been quick and gratifying.
I took some before pictures (hope I can find them..) and I will be taking some after pictures as well to document my progress visually. I have written a couple posts on the content of the program, describing how I have enjoyed it thoroughly for its variety and results. Here are my starting numbers:
Bodyweight – 175 lbs
Squat – 345 lbs
Bench – 195 lbs
Deadlift – 395 lbs
3-Rep Chin up – 200 lbs (25+BW)
Broad Jump – 104.5″ (8 ft 8.5 in)
Soooo here we go….
EDIT: Scheduling conflict prevented us from lifting tonight. We will lift Wednesday May 6th to finish this shit off.