Eric Cressey


Eric Cressey is president and co-founder of Cressey Performance, a facility located just west of Boston, Massachusetts. 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 Performance has rapidly established itself as a go-to high performance facility. Eric is perhaps best known for his extensive work with baseball players, with more than four dozen professional players traveling to Massachusetts to train with him each off-season.

Cressey, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association; and received his master's degree in kinesiology with a concentration in exercise science through the University of Connecticut Department of Kinesiology. While there, 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.

Cressey has published over 200 articles and five books. He has co-created four DVD sets that have been sold in over 50 countries around the world. Eric has been an invited guest speaker in five countries and more than a dozen 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. Cressey was also a co-author for the International Youth Conditioning Association's High School Strength and Conditioning Certification.

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 is rapidly approaching "elite" status with competition bests of 540 in the squat, 402 in the bench, 650 in the deadlift, and 1,532 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, T-Muscle, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, Baseball America, The Worcester Telegram, Perform Better, Oxygen, Experience Life, Triathlete Magazine, Collegiate Baseball,, The Metrowest Daily News, Parents and Kids, and EliteFTS.

Eric publishes a free newsletter and blog at