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Tim Rodmaker completed his 12th year working in professional baseball. An internship at DePaul University, during the summer and fall of 2005, led to his joining the White Sox as a Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coach in 2006 and has served in several capacities ever since. His first assignment was with...

Rob is entering his 6th season as a Strength & Conditioning Coach with the Miami Marlins Organization having started in 2012 with the Marlins Advanced A Team in Jupiter, Florida. He has worked with the GCL affiliate, AA affiliate, as well as spent time with the AAA affiliate throughout his time within the organization....

Kiyoshi Momose begins his 2nd season as Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Boston Red Sox after 15 years (2001-15) in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization in a variety of roles, most recently as Strength and Conditioning Specialist at the major league level. In addition to working with the big league club, Momose...

Performance Baseball/Softball Conditioning, Vol. 14, Number 6 A Newsletter Dedicated to Improving Baseball and Softball Players PerformanceBaseball:SoftballConditioning    

The Vertimax is an excellent training tool for developing strength, speed and power. The standard unit consists of a platform with a maze of tension wound elastomers designed to increase resistance and speed of movement. Units come with a belt, and ankle and wrist straps that enable the user to achieve an overload...

Carbohydrates seem to be a source of confusion for athletes and fitness exercisers alike. Due to the Paleo Diet, Grain Brain, Wheat Belly, and other trendy diet books, many active people don’t know what to eat. They just think they should avoid pasta, bagels, juice, bananas and sugar – even if these foods are...

Weakness in the gluteus maximus and gluteus medius is often cited in contributing to patellofemoral pain, IT band problems, hip pathology and even back pain.  Side bridges (planks) and the clam exercise have been shown to be effective ways to strengthen the glutes.  In this posting, I will review an exercise that...

Matt Krause and Sean Marohn were selected by MLB to serve as American and National League strength and conditioning coaches, respectively for the 2015 All-Star Game at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. Krause, who worked in the Reds organization for eleven years, is in his second season as the Director...

Name:  Paul Fournier Or­ga­ni­za­tion:  Philadelphia Phillies Title: Major League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Years work­ing in pro­fes­sional base­ball S&C:  Seventeen plus. Started with Montreal Expos in 1995-1996 as minor league athletic trainer. Served as the rehabilitation and strength and...

The development of a strength and conditioning professional goes far beyond just possessing the knowledge needed to utilize the principles and theories of training in the design and implementation of effective training programs. Proficient and efficient programming requires coaching. In each strength coach’s...