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Nutrition Tactics for Building Muscles By Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD

Nutrition Tactics for Building Muscles By Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD Most athletes want to have strong muscles to be more powerful, help prevent injuries, add protection for contact sports such as rugby or (American) football, and yes, to look buff. They wonder: What can I eat for more muscle, strength and power? The standard…

October 1, 2020

Preventing Overtraining in High School Baseball Players By Jose Vazquez, PT, RSCC and Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E

Preventing Overtraining in High School Baseball Players By Jose Vazquez, PT, RSCC and Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E Research indicates that there is a significant risk of overtraining among HS athletes in all sports if proper guidelines are not established and followed. Overtraining occurs over three stages: 1) excessive training; 2) overreaching; and 3) overtraining….

October 1, 2020

Inertial Flywheel Training By Daniel Cobian MS, CSCS, RSCC*D, CES, Chicago White Sox

Inertial Flywheel Training By Daniel Cobian MS, CSCS, RSCC*D, CES, Chicago White Sox   Eccentric resistance training is an effective means of preventing muscle damage and enhancing performance through inertial flywheel training devices.  Meta-analysis data indicates that inertial flywheel training produced significantly greater improvements in concentric and eccentric strength, muscle power, muscle hypertrophy, vertical jump…

August 28, 2020

A Summary of Analysis of Non-Game Injuries in MLB By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E

A Summary of Analysis of Non-Game Injuries in MLB By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E A study published in The Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine in December of 2019 examined the MLB Health and Injury Tracking System (HITS) medical record database from 2011-2016 to determine how many injuries occur in both MLB and MiLB players…

August 28, 2020

Podcasts

Speed Training Group Discussion (Part 2)

This episode of The PBSCCS Podcast is part two of a group discussion on speed training.   Speakers: Logan Byman (Pittsburgh Pirates organization) Adam Noel (Texas Rangers organization) Jordan Brown (Tampa Bay Rays organization)   Questions/topics covered in the episode: Continuing education resources Acceleration vs. top end speed Additional closing thoughts   Quotes: “Your goal…

October 7, 2020

Speed Training Group Discussion (Part 1)

This episode of The PBSCCS Podcast is part one of a group discussion on speed training.   Speakers: Logan Byman (Pittsburgh Pirates organization) Adam Noel (Texas Rangers organization) Jordan Brown (Tampa Bay Rays organization)   Questions/topics covered in the episode: General discussion on speed training philosophy Volume guidelines, drills, and progressions used In-season vs. off-season…

September 27, 2020

Interview with Kyle Lindsey

  Kyle Lindsey is in his third year with the Atlanta Braves organization, having served as the strength and conditioning coach for the Danville Braves in 2018 and the Gulf Coast League Braves in 2019. Before joining the Braves, Lindsey was an intern for Texas Christian University (2017-2018) and the University of Alabama at Birmingham…

September 9, 2020

In-Season Recovery Group Discussion

  This episode of The PBSCCS Podcast is a group discussion on in-season recovery techniques.   Speakers: Logan Jones (Arizona Diamondbacks organization) Danny Escobar (LA Angels organization) Travis Roberson (Cleveland Indians organization)   Questions/topics covered in the episode: Overall thoughts on the importance of recovery modalities in-season Challenges faced trying to improve recovery in professional…

August 26, 2020

Events

Virtual Clinic Speaker Spotlight: Gene Coleman

Gene Coleman was the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Houston Astros from 1978-2012 and is currently a Strength and Conditioning consultant for the Texas Rangers and Professor Emeritus the Exercise and Health Sciences Program at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He is also the Website Education Manager for the PBSCCS’s website-baseballstrength.org. Dr. Coleman…

October 5, 2020

Speaker Spotlight: Brian Jordan

Brain Jordan has over 20 years of professional experience as a strength and conditioning coach ad coordinator for high school, collegiate and professional athletes, helping them maximize their performance through synchronized athletic development and performance optimization programs. Mr. Jordan joined NSF International in 2016 as the Certified for Sport Technical Manager; a ole in which…

September 27, 2020

Research

The relationship between shoulder range of motion and elbow stress in college pitchers. J Shoulder & Elbow Surgery. Ahead of Print: 1-29, 2020.

The relationship between shoulder range of motion and elbow stress in college pitchers. J Shoulder & Elbow Surgery. Ahead of Print: 1-29, 2020. Hypothesis: College pitchers with increased external rotation gain (ERG) produce increased 5 medial elbow torque (elbow stress), while those with reduced total rotational range of motion 6 (TROM) have reduced medial elbow…

October 1, 2020

Scapular muscle strength in college baseball players with and without a history of UCL surgery. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness. Ahead of Print: 1-21, 2020.

Scapular muscle strength in college baseball players with and without a history of UCL surgery. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness. Ahead of Print: 1-21, 2020. Background: Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries are common in overhead athletes and have increased in prevalence among baseball pitchers of all ages. Purpose: The purpose of this study…

October 1, 2020

Individual factors associated with baseball pitching performance: Scoping review. BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine. Ahead of Print: 1-10, 2020.

Individual factors associated with baseball pitching performance: Scoping review. BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine. Ahead of Print: 1-10, 2020. Background: Ball velocity, accuracy and game statistics represent three methods used to measure pitching performance. However, individual determinants of pitching performance are more elusive. Objectives: The aims were to classify the performance factors associated with…

October 1, 2020

Importance of radar gun inclusion during return to throwing rehabilitation following ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction in baseball pitchers: A simulation study. J Shoulder & Elbow Surgery. 29: 587-592, 2020.

Importance of radar gun inclusion during return to throwing rehabilitation following ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction in baseball pitchers: A simulation study. J Shoulder & Elbow Surgery. 29: 587-592, 2020. Background: Rehabilitation following elbow ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction in baseball pitchers relies on a progression of pitching activities to ensure protection and gradual strengthening of the…

October 1, 2020

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