#009 ERIC CRESSEY Performance Coach to Elite MLB Players; Yankees Director of Player Health & Performance

Diggin Deep Podcast

17-04-2024 • 57 mins

In this fitness-focused episode of Diggin' Deep, Eric Hosmer, Anthony Seratelli, and Justin Su'a sit down with renowned strength and conditioning coach Eric Cressey, President and co-founder of Cressey Sports Performance. Cressey, known for his revolutionary approaches to training athletes, shares insights from his tenure with both amateur and professional sports figures, including his current role as the Director of Player Health and Performance for the New York Yankees.

Eric Cressey's reputation as a top strength and conditioning coach is exemplified by the elite roster of athletes who train under his guidance at Cressey Sports Performance, including MLB stars like Justin Verlander, Corey Kluber, and Max Scherzer. His facility is renowned for its ability to attract and develop top talent, offering cutting-edge training methods that cater to the unique needs of high-caliber athletes from the professional and Olympic levels.

The discussion kicks off with Cressey's background in Kinesiology, detailing his scientific approach to athlete development and injury prevention. Cressey emphasizes the importance of individualized workout regimes that cater specifically to the needs of each athlete, a philosophy that has placed him at the forefront of sports performance training.

Listeners will gain a behind-the-scenes look at how Cressey manages to keep over 100 professional baseball players in top condition during the off-season and the cutting-edge techniques CSP employs to enhance player performance comprehensively. Cressey also delves into his role with the Yankees, highlighting his strategies for maintaining player health throughout the grueling MLB season.

The episode doesn't shy away from Cressey's personal achievements either, noting his record-breaking powerlifting career which underscores his deep understanding of physical fitness and strength training. Eric also shares his involvement in research, published works, and his contributions as a speaker on the international stage, which have helped shape the standards in strength and conditioning.

As the conversation unfolds, Cressey offers invaluable advice for up-and-coming athletes and coaches, making this episode a must-listen for anyone interested in the mechanics of high-level sports performance and the science that drives it. Join Hoz, Telli, and Su'a as they explore the mind and methodologies of one of the most influential figures in sports conditioning today.


Guest

Eric Cressey / @ericcressey

Hosts

Eric Hosmer / @hosmer305

Justin Su'a / @justinsua

Anthony Seratelli / @anthony_seratelli

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