ERIC CRESSEY

Eric Cressey is president and co-founder of Cressey Sports Performance, with facilities located in Hudson, MA and Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

A highly sought-after coach for healthy and injured athletes alike, Eric has helped athletes at all levels – from youth sports to the professional and Olympic ranks – achieve their highest levels of performance in a variety of sports.

Behind Eric’s expertise, Cressey Sports Performance has rapidly established itself as a go-to high performance facility among Boston athletes – and those that come from across the country and abroad to experience CSP’s cutting-edge methods. Eric is perhaps best known for his extensive work with baseball players, with more than 100 professional players traveling to train with him each off-season.

In January of 2020, he joined the New York Yankees organization as Director of Player Health and Performance.

Cressey, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, received his Master’s Degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science through the University of Connecticut Department of Kinesiology, the #1 ranked kinesiology graduate program in the nation. At UCONN, Eric was involved in varsity strength and conditioning and research in the human performance laboratory. Previously, Eric graduated from the University of New England with a double major in Exercise Science and Sports and Fitness Management.

An accomplished author, Cressey has authored over 500 published articles in all. Eric has published five books and co-created four DVD sets that have been sold in over 60 countries around the world. Eric has been an invited guest speaker in six countries and over 20 U.S. states. His Master’s thesis, “The effects of 10 weeks of lower-body unstable surface training on markers of athletic performance,” was published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, and Cressey was a co-author for the International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA) High School Strength and Conditioning Certification. He serves on the health advisory board for Equinox, and is a baseball consultant to New Balance. He also served as the strength and conditioning coach to the USA Baseball Under-18 National Team that won the gold medal at the 2015 World Cup in Osaka, Japan.

As a competitive powerlifter, Eric holds several state, national, and world records. A mainstay in the Powerlifting USA Top 100 lifts in his weight class, Cressey has competition bests of 540 squat, 402 bench, 650 deadlift, and 1532 total in the 165-pound weight class. He is recognized as a coach who can jump, sprint, and lift alongside his best athletes to push them to higher levels – and keep them healthy in the process.

Eric’s writing and his work with athletes have been featured in such local and national publications as Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, ESPN, The Wall Street Journal, MLB Network, The New York Times, The Tim Ferriss Show, MLB.com, T-Muscle, Yahoo Sports, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, Baseball America, Perform Better, Oxygen, Experience Life, Triathlete Magazine, Collegiate Baseball, Active.com, Parents and Kids, and EliteFTS. In the business world, Eric has worked with several start-up companies as both an angel investor and advisor.

Although prepared in a variety of bodies of knowledge, Cressey specializes in applied kinesiology and biomechanics as they relate to program design and corrective exercise; maximal relative strength development; and athletic performance enhancement. Feel free to contact Eric at ec@ericcressey.com.

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We welcome accomplished strength and conditioning educator, researcher, and practitioner Dr. William Kraemer to the latest podcast. With over four decades of experience, Dr. Kraemer shares a fascinating history of the evolution of the strength and conditioning and – just as importantly – insights on where it’s headed. Link in bio.
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Here are some thoughts on scapular winging/dyskinesis from the latest podcast. You can listen to the entire Q&A at the link in my bio.
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It’s time for another listener Q&A, so I cover three questions from our audience relating to scapular winging/dyskinesis, diminished pitching velocity, and toe spacers. LInk in bio.
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University of Arizona pitching coach Kevin Vance was an awesome guest on the latest podcast. I especially liked this conversation around timelines for development and college recruiting. You can check out the entire conversation at the link in my bio. #cspfamily
We welcome University of Arizona (@ArizonaBaseball) Pitching Coach Kevin Vance (@coach_vance10) to the latest podcast. In his first year with the Wildcats, the pitching staff improved dramatically and the team won both the Pac-12 regular season title and conference tournament. In this conversation, Kevin shares some of the key initiatives that drove this success, as well what important cultural adjustments they made to carry them out. We discuss the changing college recruiting landscape, particular with respect to the transfer portal and name-image-likeness dynamic. This is an excellent listen for players, parents, and coaches alike. Link in bio.
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This episode is brought to you by @drinkag1. AG1 (formerly Athletic Greens) is your daily foundational nutrition; it has 75 whole-food sourced ingredients designed to support your body’s needs across five critical areas of health: 1) energy, 2) immunity, 3) gut health, 4) hormonal support, and 5) healthy aging. It is the new and future way of getting a multivitamin, and a whole lot more. Head to www.DrinkAG1.com/cressey and claim my special offer today – 10 FREE travel packs – with your first purchase. I use AG1 daily myself and highly recommend it to our athletes as well. I’d encourage you to give it a shot, too – especially with this great offer. #cspfamily #ag1 #athleticgreens
Has the competitive instinct of today's young players changed as compared to previous decades? Long-time MLB pitching coach Dave Wallace weighed in on the latest podcast. You can listen to the entire conversation  at the link in my bio. #cspfamily
Dave Wallace has over five decades as a pitching coach at the highest level, yet is one of the more progressive thinkers in the game. He makes a great point here: the lack of specifically planned recovery in the yearly calendar is a big problem that contributes to so many pitching injuries. You can check out our full conversation in the podcast link in my bio. #cspfamily
We welcome wildly experienced MLB pitching coach Dave Wallace to the latest podcast. With over five decades in professional baseball – beginning with a career of his own – Dave has served in roles ranging from minor league pitching coach all the way up to MLB General Manager. “Wally” has played an important role in the development and success of some of the best pitchers in the game since the 1980s, and in this interview, you’ll see why he’s so well respected across the game and still sought out for his expertise even as baseball has evolved tremendously. We discuss pitching non-negotiables, the current pitching injury epidemic, and important competencies for all coaches. Link in bio.
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This episode is brought to you by @drinkag1. AG1 (formerly Athletic Greens) is your daily foundational nutrition; it has 75 whole-food sourced ingredients designed to support your body’s needs across five critical areas of health: 1) energy, 2) immunity, 3) gut health, 4) hormonal support, and 5) healthy aging. It is the new and future way of getting a multivitamin, and a whole lot more. Head to www.DrinkAG1.com/cressey and claim my special offer today – 10 FREE travel packs – with your first purchase. I use AG1 daily myself and highly recommend it to our athletes as well. I’d encourage you to give it a shot, too – especially with this great offer. #cspfamily #ag1 #athleticgreens
Sunday sentiments.

LEARN HOW TO DEADLIFT

This thorough deadlift technique tutorial covers the conventional, sumo, and trap bar deadlifts – as well as the common mistakes we see on all of them.

  • Avoid the most common deadlifting mistakes

  • 9 – minute instructional video

  • 3 part follow up series