Sturdy Shoulder Solutions

A Modern Guide to the Who, What, When, Why, and How of Shoulder Care for Health and High Performance

Dear Coaches, Trainers, and Clinicians,

The fields of strength and conditioning, personal training, and rehabilitation, are incredibly dynamic in nature. In addition to new research that’s published with each passing day, there are a host of anecdotal observations coming to the forefront from coaches and clinicians who are “in the trenches.”

Collectively, these novel ideas lead to both exciting and revolutionary advances. However, they also can lead to substantial confusion as fitness and rehabilitation professionals work to sort through all the information to establish their own philosophies and best practices.  This is especially true in the shoulder girdle, an elaborate series of joints with a complex anatomy and functional demands.

Sturdy Shoulder Solutions seeks to help you cut through the noise, identifying unifying themes across methodologies that are backed up by both research and anecdotal observations. And, more importantly, it aims to boil complex topics down to simple terms and practical case studies so that you can ultimately apply the knowledge you’ve gained to even the most complex client, athlete, and patient scenarios you encounter.

Eric Cressey has become known as a “Shoulder Guy” because of the amount of time and effort he’s put into understanding this complex structure across multiple populations, and in light of his own shoulder injury history. With that in mind, Sturdy Shoulder Solutions covers principles he’s applied in training everyone from teenage athletes, to general fitness clients, to Olympians, to multiple Cy Young Award winners and hundreds of millions of dollars worth of big league arms. The assessments and strategies employed are rooted in his practices for both post-rehab cases and those hoping to avoid ever having to rehab in the first place. In short, when it comes to getting/keeping shoulders healthy and high performing, he practices everything he preaches in this resource.

Corey Kluber

Cressey Sports Performance has been a crucial part of the success I have had in my career to this point. The programs have helped me gain velocity as well as put my body in a position to remain healthy throughout a long season.

Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians, 2014 and 2017 American League Cy Young Winner
Brandon McDaniel

One shoulder can be complex enough to understand and program adequately for on a daily basis. In the world of professional baseball, we can deal with up 200+ in one organization. Eric’s video outlines a great balance between identification and intervention that will help the treatment and programming from the training room to the weight room to the field flow seamlessly. I’d recommend this video to any individual in sports medicine or performance looking to improve their knowledge of the shoulder.

Brandon McDaniel, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Los Angeles Dodgers

Sturdy Shoulder Strategies consists of over six hours of combined lecture and lab presentations with accompanying Powerpoint notes.

Here's what you'll experience:

  • Simplifying Shoulder Health (Webinar)
  • How Posture Impacts Pain and Performance (Webinar)
  • Important Upper Extremity Functional Anatomy Considerations (Webinar)
  • The Proximal-to-Distal Principle (Webinar)
  • Nuances of the Neck (Webinar)
  • Rethinking the Thoracic Spine (Webinar)
  • Making Sense of Serratus Anterior (Webinar)
  • Is Upper Trapezius the Devil? (Lab)
  • The Myth of Normal Range of Motion (Lab)
  • Rethinking the Thoracic Spine (Lab)
  • Making Sense of Serratus Anterior (Lab)
  • Good Exercises Gone Bad (Lab)
  • The Myth of Balancing Pushes and Pulls (Lab)

Price: $199.99 $149.99

Sturdy Shoulder Solutions is delivered in an online format, including in-depth and easy-to-follow lecture and lab presentations as well as comprehensive digital PowerPoint notes. No physical materials will be shipped.

Who is this resource for?

Sturdy Shoulder Solutions is a good fit for personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, sports coaches, and rehabilitation specialists. Additionally, many fitness enthusiasts will appreciate the focus on individualizing programming recommendations and technique coaching strategies.

In particular, it’s a tremendous fit for anyone who has previously been exposed to Eric and Mike Reinold’s Optimal Shoulder Performance and Functional Stability Training products. Sturdy Shoulder Solutions serves as an up-to-date companion to the educational material covered in those previous offerings.

Mike Reinold, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS

The shoulder joint is an extremely complex area of the body.  Eric Cressey is one of the best strength coaches out there when it comes to understanding this unique and complicated joint.  His extensive experience training people with focus on quality shoulder performance shines through in his new program.  If you are interested in advancing your knowledge of the shoulder to better train your clients, Eric’s new program is a no brainer.

Mike Reinold, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS, Champion PT and Performance, Boston, MA
Dr. Fergus Connolly

Sturdy Shoulder Solutions is a truly comprehensive program that is a great resource for anyone in sport. Eric is best known for his work with baseball players, but this is an invaluable resource for football, basketball, rugby, and many other sports. I especially wish I had access to this many years ago when I worked full-time in rugby; I can't tell you how many issues we could have avoided and rehabilitated better if I'd had this information at my fingertips then.

Dr. Fergus Connolly, Author of "Game Changer - The Art of Sports Science"
Ben Bruno

"You always hear, 'If you’re the smartest person in the room, find a new room,' and I believe that whole-heartedly. The best way to improve is to learn from people who know more than you. Whenever I’m with Eric, it ensures that I’m dumbest person in the room, and I always come away from it a better coach. Sturdy Shoulders Solutions is a chance to get in the room with the world’s smartest guy when it comes to shoulders, and that’s an opportunity you don’t want to pass up."

Ben Bruno, Personal Trainer,

About the Creator

Eric Cressey is the president and co-founder of Cressey Sports Performance (CSP), with facilities in both Hudson, MA and Jupiter, FL. Behind Eric’s expertise, CSP has established itself as a go-to high-performance facility to both local athletes and those that come from across the country and abroad to experience CSP’s cutting-edge methods.

Eric has become known as a “shoulder guy” in light of his extensive work with baseball players. In the past five years, 125 CSP athletes have been selected in the Major League Baseball Draft, and CSP works with players from all 30 MLB organizations. In 2017 alone, CSP was off-season home to both the American League and National League Cy Young Award winners.

Cressey received his Master’s Degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science through the University of Connecticut Department of Kinesiology. At UCONN, 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.

Eric has been an invited guest lecturer in six countries and more than 25 U.S. states, and is a presenter on the Perform Better Tour, widely regarded as the premier lecture circuit in the fitness industry.  Cressey has written over 500 articles and five books, and co-created four DVD sets; these products have been purchased in over 60 countries around the world. In addition to regularly consulting for professional sports teams, Eric also serves as a baseball consultant to New Balance. Eric served as the strength and conditioning coach to the USA Baseball Under-18 National Team that won the gold medal at the 2015 World Cup in Osaka, Japan.

A record-setting competitive powerlifter himself, Cressey has deadlifted 650 pounds at a body weight of 174 and is recognized as an athlete who can jump, sprint, and lift alongside his best athletes to push them to higher levels – and keep them healthy in the process.

Former Cressey Sports Performance staff members and interns have gone on to work in strength and conditioning and sports medicine in many esteemed organizations, including the Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Hawks, Memphis Grizzlies, San Jose Sharks, Las Vegas Golden Knights, Phoenix Coyotes, Minnesota Twins, Arizona Diamondbacks, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, as well as a host of major universities.

Matt Eiden

Over the years I have attended many baseball specific hands on seminars, listened to loads of webinars, and seen different approaches to corrective exercises. Eric’s Sturdy Shoulder Strategies program covers more information that you can start implementing immediately than any thing else I have ever come across. It takes you step by step from assessments to improving overall function, performance and longevity based on your specific needs. Athletes (especially overhead ones) come in different shapes and sizes. This program will show you how to help all of them reach their potential.

Matt Eiden, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Washington Nationals
Matt Biancuzzo

Eric Cressey is already well known as a go-to resource in the baseball world, as well as throughout the performance and athletic populations.  His new product, Sturdy Shoulder Solutions, does not disappoint.  Whether you are on the strength and conditioning or the medical side of a performance team, you will progress your clinical reasoning and how you approach your athletes/patients when dealing with the complexities of the shoulder and throughout the kinetic chain.  His explanations are easy to digest and immediately applicable.  I cannot recommend Sturdy Shoulder Solutions highly enough to anybody who wants to improve their approach to shoulder health and function.

Matt Biancuzzo, Major League Assistant Athletic Trainer, Minnesota Twins

Price: $199.99 $149.99

Sturdy Shoulder Solutions is delivered in an online format, including in-depth and easy-to-follow lecture and lab presentations as well as comprehensive digital PowerPoint notes. No physical materials will be shipped.

Brett Bartholomew

Programs that deliver results and actually walk you through the process are becoming scarce items during a time where many want a 'quick fix.' Eric continually separated himself by focusing on what’s proven and practical as opposed to what’s 'popular' - and this resource is a great example.

Brett Bartholomew, Author of "Conscious Coaching"
Jess Langvardt

Eric has continued to help the field get better with each new product he creates, and Sturdy Shoulder Solutions did not disappoint.  The information is excellent for anyone working with athletes.  Eric does a tremendous job breaking down the complexities that go into training for optimal shoulder health and performance.  I highly recommend this resource.

Jess Langvardt, Strength and Conditioning Associate, Jacksonville Jaguars

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Price:$199.99 $149.99

Sturdy Shoulder Solutions is delivered in an online format, including in-depth and easy-to-follow lecture and lab presentations as well as comprehensive digital PowerPoint notes. No physical materials will be shipped.