Eric Cressey, Cressey Sports activities Efficiency — Tactical Deep Dive on Again Ache, Motion Prognosis, Coaching Ideas, Creating Mobility, Constructing Energy,

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“You screw up your taxes, there’s a manner out of it. You screw up your physique, you might need a lifetime of ache.”

— Eric Cressey

Eric Cressey (@EricCressey), MA, CSCS, is president and co-founder of Cressey Sports Performance, with amenities in Palm Seashore Gardens, Florida, and Hudson, Massachusetts. He has labored with shoppers from youth sports activities to the skilled and Olympic ranks however is finest recognized for his intensive work with baseball gamers; greater than 100 skilled gamers practice at CSP every offseason. He additionally serves as Director of Participant Well being and Efficiency for the New York Yankees.

Eric double-majored in train science and sports activities and health administration on the College of New England after which acquired his grasp’s diploma in kinesiology with a focus in train science on the College of Connecticut. He has printed books and video sources which were bought in additional than 60 nations. He commonly lectures each nationally and internationally, and his analysis has been printed in The Journal of Power and Conditioning Analysis. He serves as a guide to New BalanceProteus Motion, and Athletic Greens.

Eric’s free weblog and publication will be discovered at You may also discover Eric’s podcast at

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#675: Eric Cressey, Cressey Sports activities Efficiency — Tactical Deep Dive on Again Ache, Motion Prognosis, Coaching Ideas, Creating Mobility, Constructing Energy, Fascial Manipulation, and Guidelines for Athletes

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  • [06:08] The e-mail liable for this dialog.
  • [09:19] Why pinpointing the reason for decrease again ache will be so difficult.
  • [20:22] Preliminary analysis by way of motion.
  • [22:59] How seemingly unrelated meds can exacerbate ache.
  • [24:38] Posture issues.
  • [26:55] Addressing and correcting suboptimal patterns of motion.
  • [28:55] Assets for understanding motion screens.
  • [30:00] Substances that make up a decrease again ache cocktail.
  • [34:42] Even with the best care, put on and tear over time is regular.
  • [40:19] Bettering thoracic mobility.
  • [43:56] Conquering Quasimodo.
  • [45:14] Defusing deskbound harm.
  • [48:25] Sensible workout routines.
  • [53:37] Surprising controversies surrounding fascial manipulation.
  • [1:02:18] Function of the glutes.
  • [1:04:02] Strengthening the posterior chain.
  • [1:06:06] Energy and energy vs. growing old.
  • [1:08:57] Beneficial studying.
  • [1:12:21] Medical analysis vs. motion analysis.
  • [1:24:53] Methods to ask the appropriate questions when searching for remedy.
  • [1:34:00] Overrated workout routines?
  • [1:35:39] What a motion analysis will appear to be for me.
  • [1:36:23] Infrasternal angle.
  • [1:39:06] Age and damage predisposition.
  • [1:41:58] “Get lengthy, get robust, practice laborious.”
  • [1:45:34] The downstream results of orthopedic interventions.
  • [1:48:21] Creating bulletproof athletes.
  • [1:52:42] Worst recommendation given usually.
  • [1:55:29] What has Eric not too long ago modified his thoughts about?
  • [2:00:06] Necessary upstream variables.
  • [2:02:38] Good stiffness. (Oh, behave!)
  • [2:04:49] Vetting dependable sources of data.
  • [2:11:39] How Brijesh Patel modified Eric’s profession perspective and different parting ideas.


“We’re huge baggage of water. And possibly what’s occurring with fascial interventions is that we’re altering the best way that fluids transfer so that people do have higher gliding of tissues which might be adjoining to 1 one other.”
— Eric Cressey

“I hate it when individuals say, ‘I failed rehab.’ It’s like, ‘No, generally rehab failed you. You had been making an attempt and also you simply didn’t get the appropriate teaching cue or the appropriate intervention that you simply wanted.’”
— Eric Cressey

“The toughest half is usually you must counsel athletes away from one thing that they could actually take pleasure in.”
— Eric Cressey

“Don’t specialize younger.”
— Eric Cressey

“Attempt to discover a method to do all kinds of actions nicely into maturity.”
— Eric Cressey

“You screw up your taxes, there’s a manner out of it. You screw up your physique, you might need a lifetime of ache.”
— Eric Cressey


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