Ep 1: Pushing the Limits of Human Performance with 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.

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.

Eric’s ability to bridge the gap between science and application has produced some of the world’s most cutting-edge information on human performance. Today, we’re going to cover the idea that there are no boundaries to what you can do, and Eric is going to show you how you can push your limits like never before.

In This Episode of Morpheus Radio:

    • 2:00 – Eric gives a brief, but details outline of his vast experience as a coach, founder of Cressey Sports Performance, current role with the New York Yankees, father and husband


    • 4:27 – Eric & Joel discuss the evolution of high-level athletes being bigger, stronger, faster and dramatic changes in the demands of a professional sports season


    • 11:37 – Eric & Joel lay out the concept of “survivorship bias” in athlete development and for how every success story there are 100’s of ones that didn’t make


    • 13:11 – Eric & Joel explain how the advancement of sport-specific strength & conditioning is a major factor in the advancement of human performance and the technology that drives it


    • 18:41 – Joel poses the question of how recovery science is keeping pace with the advancements in training


    • 26:45 – Eric outlines the details of a grueling Major League Baseball season for athletes as well as coaches and trainers. Wow


    • 33:35 – Joels poses the question of what Eric uses to identify athletes that are innately durable and trainable


    • 35:21 – Eric details the technology stack used by Cressey Performance and the Yankees in managing their athletes


    • 43:25 – Eric & Joel offer advice for up and coming S&C coaches on where to get their education and attain success in their chosen sports




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