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Too often I see players that have an unrealistic view on how a true development process works.  Instead, they are looking for a shortcut, a hack, or the easy button. They think there is always a quick, fast or simple way to get better. This thought process is not all their fault, it is how our society works these...

Eric McMahon, three-time Texas League Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year (2012, 2014 and 2015), just completed his 15th year in the strength and conditioning field and his 13th in professional baseball. Eric is currently the Major League Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Texas Rangers. Prior...

RDLs (Romanian Deadlifts), in every form and variation, are a staple in most strength and conditioning programs in high school, collegiate and professional baseball. They are designed to improve tri-planar strength, stability and athletic performance. RDLs are an excellent posterior chain, hip hinge exercise for the...

From 2002 until 2010 my off-season revolved around an indoor track, and a loud, windowless sweat cave that we called a weight room. Next to game day, this was my favorite part of being an athlete, and probably what lead me, and possibly most strength and conditioning coaches into our profession. The idea of finding...

Ryan Crotin is the Director of Performance Integration for the Los Angeles Angels covering quality control aspects within the organization. Previous to this position, Ryan was the Player Performance Coordinator overseeing minor league strength and conditioning aspects, contributing to sport science and player...

Dallas Lopez just completed his fourth season with the Chicago Cubs organization and second-straight with the Eugene Emeralds. He spent 2015-16 with the rookie league Mesa Cubs after graduating from Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota with a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice. Topics covered in...

Mike Schofield is currently the Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Atlanta Braves. He is a registered strength and conditioning coach (RSCC), licensed manual therapist (LMT), and Postural Restoration trained (PRT). Prior to working with the Braves, Mike spent 8 seasons with the Arizona...

Todd Kubacki just completed his 11th season in the Cleveland Indians organization. He spent 5 years as a minor league strength and conditioning coach, with stops in Low-A (1 year), AA (1 year), and AAA (3 years). He was also the Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for 4 years and a Performance...

Esteban Doria just completed his 2nd season in the Houston Astros organization, working primarily with rehab and DR Academy operations. Prior to joining the Astros, Esteban was at the University of Maryland, working as the strength and conditioning coach for baseball, wrestling, and golf. During his two seasons...

  Brian Buck is a former St. Louis Cardinals draft pick now going on his 8th year in Physical Performance. Brian currently serves as a Performance Analyst at Sparta Science, but had previous stops as a Strength Coach in the MLB and the Boras Sports Training Institute. Brian is a native of Portland, OR and now resides...