Posts by: admin

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...

Getting to First Base-Developing the Athlete’s Batters Box through the B.A.S.E.S. System The five athletic skills are Balance, Agility (movement), Strength, Explosiveness and Speed, which I call B.A.S.E.S.  It is critical to find a good starting point when developing the young baseball player.  The young player...

Dave Ellis, RD, CSCS, PBSCCS Advisory Board Member, Colorado Springs CO Dave Ellis is an accomplished Sports Dietitian and President of Sports Alliance, which provides consulting services to athletics and the food industry.  Dave has earned a reputation as a pioneer and leader in the field of applied sports nutrition...

Dave Ellis, RD, CSCS, PBSCCS Advisory Board Member, Colorado Springs CO Dave Ellis is an accomplished Sports Dietitian and President of Sports Alliance, which provides consulting services to athletics and the food industry.  Dave has earned a reputation as a pioneer and leader in the field of applied sports nutrition...

Dave Ellis, RD, CSCS, PBSCCS Advisory Board Member, Colorado Springs CO Dave Ellis is an accomplished Sports Dietitian and President of Sports Alliance, which provides consulting services to athletics and the food industry.  Dave has earned a reputation as a pioneer and leader in the field of applied sports nutrition...

Several studies show that the dominant arm in baseball throwers have increased external rotation and decreased internal rotation compared with their non-dominant arm.  (4,5)  This loss of internal rotation on the throwing arm compared to non-throwing arm is defined as GIRD, or glenohumeral internal rotation...

Sean Marohn, M.S. CSCS, Cincinnati Reds Minor League Conditioning Coordinator Sean has served as the Cincinnati Reds Minor League Conditioning Coordinator since 2005. He coordinates all aspects of flexibility, strength, conditioning, and diet for the Red’s minor league system. In addition, he hires and supervises 6...

Nate Shaw, ATC, CSCS, Major League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, Arizona Diamondbacks Nate Shaw joined the Diamondbacks in 2005, after a three-year stint in the Tampa Bay Devil Rays organization, the last two as their minor league strength and conditioning coordinator. He spent his first season in the Rays’...

Joe Hogarty, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Baltimore Orioles Joe begins his first season as the Orioles’ Major League strength and conditioning coach and 7th seasons working in the Baltimore organization. Prior to joining the major league staff, he spent the previous two seasons as the Orioles’ Minor League...