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Supplementing Velocity Development with Med Ball Training  By Mike Lidge, MS, RSCC, Philadelphia Phillies   One of the ways the body is able to generate considerable torque during the hitting or pitching motion is through the elastic energy created through the stretch shortening cycle (SSC) of the anterior oblique...

 Chris Giacchino is a certified strength and conditioning coach, certified athletic trainer and holds his USAW certification.   Chris is in his third season with the Cleveland Indians and in his second season as the Minor League S&C Coordinator. Chris spent his first year with the organization as a strength coach in...

This episode of The PBSCCS Podcast is a group discussion on working Winter Ball.   Speakers: Ben Chadwick (Boston Red Sox organization) Derek Mendoza (Seattle Mariners organization) Tanner Miracle (New York Mets organization)   Questions/topics covered in the episode: General discussion on working Winter Ball...

MLB Strength and Conditioning: What We Do and How We Do It By Nate Shaw, ATC, RSCC Because the gates at Chase Field and most other MLB ball parks open 1.5 hours before each game Sunday through Thursday and 2 hours before Friday and Saturday games, some fans think that players and coaches get to the ball park between...

Andrea Nunez is currently a strength and conditioning coach in the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim organization. She is the first Latina Strength and Conditioning Coach in professional baseball. She spent the 2019 season in the AZL, winning the award of Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year in that league. She is...

This episode of The PBSCCS Podcast is a group discussion on using force plates and jump testing.   Speakers: Trevor Swartz (Colorado Rockies organization) Brian Buck (Sparta Science)   Questions/topics covered in the episode: General force plate discussion (frequency of testing, metrics used, testing used,...

Rob Fumagalli, CSCS, RSCC Rob Fumagalli just completed his 13th year in strength and conditioning and 11th in professional baseball. While the 2020 season is his first as the Assistant Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Texas Rangers, he has over a decade of experience in professional and collegiate...