Posts by: Tim Rodmaker

ORGANIZATION: Arizona Diamondbacks JOB TITLE: Full-Time Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coach JOB DESCRIPTION: The Arizona Diamondbacks are looking to a full-time Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coach to be assigned to a Rookie level affiliate. Duties include, but not limited to, implementing all aspects...

For years we did sit-ups in an attempt to develop a 6-pack. We now know that a 6-pack has no meaningful place in sports. A 6-pack should be the by-product of an effective total conditioning program, not a primary goal of the training program. Most pro and college athletes don’t do sit-ups anymore. Instead, they do...

Fred Murphy, two-time International League Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year (2016 and 2017), just completed his 10th year in the strength and conditioning field and his 7th in professional baseball. Fred is currently the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Detroit Tigers Triple A affiliate, Toledo...

I am often witness to coaches carrying out their training sessions and preparatory camps for various sports. The coaches have a practice plan and, invariably, an ambitious schedule for what they want to accomplish in a session, day or week. There are always injuries. It is inevitable. Some are accidental (i.e. getting...

Does What You Eat Make a Difference to Exercise Recovery? Exercise recovery is one of the most important components of athletic performance. From a sports nutrition perspective, recovery provides time for the body to fuel up while it cools down. Recovery nutrition allows for: Expedited muscle glycogen...

  Pictured L to R, Strickland, Abell, Tressel 2017 MiLB Strength Coach of the Year Award was presented to all winners during the Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society Winter Meetings in Orlando, Florida on December 9th.  In attendance to receive their award was Trey Strickland (Midwest...

While we are long over the concept of “No pain – No gain”, there are a lot of athletes who aren’t achieving maximal performance or making the progress that they need to because they don’t fully understand the difference between pain and discomfort. Pain is your body’s way of letting us know that there is a...

Organization: San Diego Padres Job Title: Full-Time Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coach Job Description: The San Diego Padres Strength and Conditioning Department is looking to one full-time Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coach position at our Dominican Republic Baseball Academy. Duties include,...

Medicine Ball Drill for Hitters.

The obvious answer is to get better. But the real question is, to get better at what? When I ask players “what do you want to improve upon?” Most of them give a generic answer like velocity, or command, or my mechanics. Then I probe a little further and realize that what they all really want is to move better. They want...