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In 2011 Vazquez is entering his 6th season as the Texas Rangers Strength and Conditioning Coach. He spent the previous four seasons with the New York Mets. In 2005 he was the Director of Rehab, from 2002-2004 he was the club’s Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. Prior to joining the Mets, he was the...

By Rob Biertempfel, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW Sunday, May 8, 2011 When it comes to sleeping, Pirates right-hander Ross Ohlendorf is a night owl. That can be great when he pitches in a late game on the West Coast but not so much when he starts an afternoon game at PNC Park. “I tend to not want to go to bed early, and I...

Hiring a Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coach is a delicate and time consuming process.  As I sift through hundreds of cover letters and resumes, there are numerous traits that I look for in a potential coach; covering all of them would take a while. Below, I’ve listed the top 5 traits I look for...

When looking at potential employees for our organization there are certain requirements we consider mandatory prior to an interview.  You must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field (Kinesiology, Exercise Science, etc.), your CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) through the NSCA...

When looking at candidates for strength and conditioning positions in professional baseball, and specifically ones that are looking at professional baseball as a career, I look for certain criteria within their resume.  Here are 5 things that I immediately look for when look at a resume. 1. CSCS CERTIFIED—When a...

The WiL Power Challenge was developed to help combat the growing incidence of childhood obesity. By educating children and their parents on the variety of ways to live healthier and more active lifestyles and providing the necessary tools to execute change, we are able to positively impact individuals struggling with...

  Greetings, We are writing you on behalf of Logan’s Freedom Ride.  Our annual event began in 2007 to assist Logan Severance, an eleven-year-old boy with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).  This year, our motto is “Helping Children and Families in Need,” and we have multiple beneficiaries.   On Wednesday, August...

  PEORIA, Ariz. (December 1, 2010) – The  annual holiday “Hike for Heroes” hiking event will be hosted at Sunrise Mountain Trail in the community of West Wing on Saturday, December 11th from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. “Hike for Heroes” invites families, friends and supporters of our serving military to an...

Optimal core stabilization is dependent on proper inter-coordination of abdominal and respiratory musculature. Inspiration begins as the diaphragm contracts and draws down caudally thus creating a natural vacuum in the pleural cavity. The thoracic rib cage moves in a cephalad direction only as an accessory motion to...

The biggest disconnect that I see in conditioning the baseball athlete is the immediate overemphasis on sports-specific conditioning (agility, balance, speed, etc.) done without the proper basic strength exercises.  I see an overall lack of strength in baseball.  I see this all the time at this level—not being...