Month: November 2022

» 2022 Black Friday/Cyber ​​Monday Sale!

2022 Black Friday/Cyber ​​Monday Sale!

By Eric Cressey on November 22, 2022 at 6:13 am

Like everyone else on the planet, I’m offering some great Black Friday/Cyber ​​Monday sales. We’re going to start it a week early so you have time to sort through it! From now until midnight next Monday (11/28), you can get 25% off the following resources by using the coupon code BF2022 at checkout

These eight resources can be purchased through my secure website:

Stiff shoulder solution – My most recent product release goes into a ton of depth on some important topics regarding top end evaluation, programming, and training. Learn more here.

CSP innovation – Collaborative efforts of Cressey Sports Performance staff on various issues. Learn more here.

Specialization Success Guide – A great resource for those looking to gain strength in the big three (squat, bench press, deadlift). Learn more here.

The Ultimate Offseason Training Manual – This was the first book I wrote, and it has stood the test of time because of how much the writing was based on principles that will last forever. Learn more here.

Previous Core Understanding and Coaching – A presentation that will bring you up to speed on an important aspect of core training for health and high performance. Learn more here.

The truth about uneven surface training – This e-book covers a controversial topic in the world of training and rehabilitation today. Learn more here.

Everything is elbow – A quick presentation that highlights key aspects of elbow care Learn more here.

The Art of the Deload – A special report that helps you sort through the various methods of deloading in a training program. Learn more here.

And, these two resources that I co-created with Mike Reynolds can be purchased through his website:

Functional stability training (includes core, upper, lower and optimizing movement) – We cover everything from assessment to programming, coaching cues, rehabilitation and bridging the gap to high performance.

Optimal shoulder performance – This is a great “primer” on shoulder basics.

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» 5 Drills for dynamic trunk reduction

5 drills for dynamic trunk deceleration

By Eric Cressey on November 11, 2022 at 10:09 pm

Today’s guest post comes from Cressey Sports Performance – Florida coach, Eduardo Valle.

Coaches and athletes are often fixated on power production And forget about balls Exploitation, or recession. Slowness is an important quality for athletes to possess, as it will help them stay within themselves while performing a task and reduce the risk of injury. A pitcher or a hitter that can’t cut back can spin wildly out of control. A rotator cuff that doesn’t slow down your arm’s movement is a recipe for an arm injury. A hitter who doesn’t slow down enough can’t check his swing. There are countless more examples – and this is why we take slow training so seriously. With that in mind, here are five non-traditional drills to implement dynamic trunk decay into your training.

1. Anti-rotation landmine windmill: With this drill, you’re trying to control the weight on the way down without rotating through your hips, as this will promote trunk flexion without engaging the hips. This is a good strengthening exercise because you then have to rotate to the center and repeat on the other side. Choose your weight carefully, because it’s easy to cheat.

2. Split Stance High to Low Aquabag Chop (over front foot): It’s a more dynamic exercise overall and one that transfers immediately to the field, as each baseball player throws and needs to be able to slow down properly to avoid spinning out of control or missing their target. This will help athletes learn how to absorb energy into that lead hip.

3. Palf Press Corrosion with: This exercise is reactive in nature. You’re going to set-up like a normal bench press and then you release and quickly grab the handle again. This will challenge your core to quickly stop your trunk from going into over-rotation.

4. Proteus Straight Arm Anti-Rotation: This is a more dynamic progression from the Landmine Anti-Rotation Drill that I demonstrated earlier. Here, we’re going to rotate our upper body as fast as possible and stop immediately at end-range. It’s very challenging because if you can’t stop properly, you’ll just lose your balance and fall sideways. We want to make sure that our trunk can stop itself independently of our hips so that everything doesn’t put too much pressure or rely too much on our hips while working together.

5. Proteus Split Stance High to Low Chop (over front leg): Like the aquabug chop, we’re going through a modified throwing motion, trying to apply as much power as possible. If we are able to properly exploit our high output here, we will be able to have more success on the mound by maintaining good posture after the pitch instead of spinning uncontrollably.

Light/quick drills here usually work well as part of the “pre-work”. In other words, we’ll integrate them after the warm-up and before we get to our lifts for the day. They pair well as fillers in medicine ball drills. Conversely, if the loads are heavy, they are best combined as support exercises during strength training.

About the author

Eduardo Valle is a strength and conditioning coach from Cressey Sports Performance – Florida. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a BS.Ed in Kinesiology. A certified strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA, Eduardo also serves as part of the UVA sports medicine staff as an athletic training student; This experience helped shape his approach to exercise as medicine is an integral part of both injury reduction and performance enhancement. She is currently in a master’s program at Florida Atlantic University in exercise science and health promotion. You can follow him on Instagram @edu_valle2.

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