New Seminar: Optimizing The Big Three


I am very excited to announce that on August 24, 2014 I will be presenting a full day seminar at Cressey Performance in Hudson MA.

This event is something I have been hoping to do for a long time, and I can’t wait to make the experience unforgettable for all of you who plan to attend.

I am a huge fan of seminars being both lecture and hands on, and this is exactly what we are going to be doing with this event. I have a lot of great insights to share in the lecture portion, many of which will be a very different approach to attacking the training of the squat, bench press, and deadlift.

I am often sought out by people who want to train for strength in these lifts, possibly compete in a powerlifting meet, but also want to stay athletic, and healthy. That’s pretty much the idea I have centered this material around.

Drawing from my knowledge base in optimal movement, as well as athletic performance, I will give you a new perspective on how you can attack your training from a warm up, programming, and technique standpoint.

This event is not just for those who have powerlifting based aspirations, it’s really designed for anyone who utilizes these movements in some capacity in their training. Everyone from the weekend warrior, performance coach, personal trainer, cross-fitter, to amateur powerlifter will benefit from this information.

Lastly, my favorite part of what I do is coaching. It’s my greatest asset, and I can’t wait to get everyone out on the floor and give you personal attention in the workshop portion of the day.

You can read more about the seminar, and register below:

We’re excited to announce that Cressey Performance staff member and accomplished powerlifter Greg Robins will be delivering a one-day seminar on August 24, 2014 at our facility in Hudson, MA. This event is a great fit for lifters who have an interest in improving the squat, bench press, and deadlift – and may want to powerlift competitively.



“Optimizing the Big Three” is a one-day seminar geared towards those looking to improve the squat, bench press, and deadlift.

Split into both a lecture and hands on format, the event will provide attendees with practical coaching on the technique of the classic power lifts, as well as valuable information on how to specialize movement preparation, utilize supplementary movements, and organize their training around a central focus: improved strength in these “big three” movements.

Furthermore, Greg will touch upon the lessons learned in preparation for your first few meets, to help you navigate everything from equipment selection, to meet-day logistics.

The value in learning from Greg is a matter of perspective. He has a wealth of knowledge, and experience stemming from various experiences as a coach and lifter. Greg will effectively shed light on how he has applied human movement principles, athletic performance modalities, and anecdotal evidence from working with a plethora of different populations to one main goal; optimizing the technique, health, and improvements in strength of amateur lifters.


Seminar Agenda:

8:30-9:00AM: Check-in/Registration

9:00-10:00AM: Mechanics, Technique, and Cueing Of the Squat, Bench Press, and Deadlift – In this lecture Greg will break down the biomechanics of each movement, how to optimize technique, and what to consider both as a coach and lifter in teaching / learning the movements.

10:00-11:00AM: Managing the Strength Athlete: Assessing and Meeting the Demands of the Lifter – Learn what demands a high amount of volume in the classic lifts puts on the body, how to assess for it in others and yourself, and what you can do to manage the stress associated with these demands.

11:00-11:15AM: Break

11:15AM-12:45PM: General Programming Considerations for Maximal Strength – Take a look inside Greg’s head at his approach to organizing the training of a lifter. Topics will include various periodization schemes, and utilizing supplementary and accessory movements within the program as a whole.

12:45-1:45PM: Lunch (on your own)

1:45-2:15PM: Preparing for Your First Meet – Based off his own experiences, and knowledge amassed from spending time around some of the best in the sport, Greg will share some poignant information on what to expect and how to prepare for your first meet.

2:15-3:30PM: Squat Workshop

3:30-4:45PM: Bench Press Workshop

4:45-6:00PM: Deadlift Workshop


August 24, 2014

Cressey Performance,
577 Main St.
Suite 310
Hudson, MA 01749



Early Bird (before July 24) – $149.99
Regular (after July 24) – $199.99

Note: we’ll be capping the number of participants to ensure that there is a lot of presenter/attendee interaction – particularly during the hands-on workshop portion – so be sure to register early, as this will fill up quickly. Click below to sign up:

 SOLD OUT; please email me for further offerings. 

About the Presenter

Greg Robins is a strength and conditioning coach at Cressey Performance. His writing has been published everywhere from Men’s Health, to Men’s Fitness, to Juggernaut Training Systems, to EliteFTS, to T-Nation. As a raw competitive powerlifter, Greg has competition bests of 560 squat, 335 bench press, and 625 deadlift for a 1520 total.

We’re really excited about this event, and would love to have you join us! Again, space is limited and each seminar we’ve hosted in the past has sold out quickly, so don’t delay on signing up!

This seminar has SOLD OUT; please email me for further offerings, or to arrange a seminar at your facility. Thanks!


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