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Strength Chat #26: Eric Cressey

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The strength and fitness industry has for too long been dominated by overly-tan, annoyingly-loud YouTube celebrities with less than factual content, aka broscience. Tune in to Strength Chat – hosted by a group of Coaches and Athletes with over 60 years of combined experience – as they talk fact, science, and strength with world-renowned strength, conditioning, and rehab professionals.

This week’s guest needs no introduction. Eric Cressey has worked with hundreds of major league baseball athletes and professional athletes of all major disciplines. Eric owns Cressey Sports Performance with facilities in Florida and Massachusetts. He has published hundreds of articles on strength and conditioning or sports performance, and is himself a record-holding powerlifter. He holds a kinesiology degree and too many certifications to list here. We are honored to have Eric on our show and we hope you’ll tune in for an interesting conversation between him and our hosts!

  • Introduction and background of guest [01:00]
  • Eric shares his training philosophy [05:44]
  • Factors taken into consideration while recruiting in the fitness industry – we discuss the need for professionalism [08:27]
  • Eric shares how he does not prefer to talk on the phone [12:34]
  • Hiring employees who are a good cultural fit [15:12]
  • Need of coaches to respond courteously to client requests [16:02]
  • Eric talks of the various influences that have shaped his training regimen [19:37]
  • Does the organization’s philosophy majorly affect Eric as he takes on the responsibility of their training? [24:15]
  • The challenge of dealing with amateurs in the right way [25:51]
  • Eric talks about his experience with training big league athletes [27:57]
  • Top factors that make a good basketball coach [30:40]
  • Individualizing the strength and conditioning regimen of a basketball athlete [33:54]
  • Importance of good communication while coaching clients [36:25]
  • Common coaching mistakes while training baseball athletes [37:20]
  • Intelligently dealing with improper postures for better stability [40:15]
  • The current trend of position coaches and managers to focus on strength training [45:36]
  • Eric shares his contact details [48:26]

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