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Training Eric Soderholm, the Strongest Man in Baseball

Dr. Darden…I just read an article you wrote “Muscle Matters” about how you trained Eric Soderholm back into shape after knee surgery

It is indicated that you put Eric thru 75 of your metabolic challenge workouts and you list 10 machines that were used for eight months

Did you put him thru the same routine in the same order for every workout or did you vary the workouts thru-out the eight months

And did you take him to failure with trying increase weight or reps each time

Eric was pushed to failure on most of his workouts. I also varied the exercises and the order about half the time.