Posts by: Tim Rodmaker

MILWAUKEE BREWERS BASEBALL CLUB Position Description Job Title:                    Dominican Republic Strength and Conditioning Specialist Department:              Medical Operations 160 Reports To:                Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Employ...

Morgan Gregory just completed his 8th year in the strength and conditioning field and his 6th in professional baseball. Prior to joining the Reds in 2013, he gained valuable experience working with both collegiate and professional athletes. From 2011 to 2012, he worked at D1 Sports Training in Cincinnati as facility...

Warming up before physical activity is conventional for many sports and baseball is not an exception to this practice. The starting pitcher is considered by many to be the most important position and player on game day. It is also the impression of many that with good pitching, the likelihood of winning the game is...

In my position as a strength and conditioning coach in professional baseball, I am often asked for extra work by players looking to achieve an edge. I understand their requests, as baseball history is littered with stories of successful MLB players who ran the extra miles, did the extra reps in the weight room, and...

Introduction: In athletics, muscles work in coordinated synergies to create movements and accelerate, decelerate, and stabilize forces. Athletic movements that are recruited by the nervous system are termed muscle synergies. Muscles synergies work as a coordinated unit to isometrically stabilize, accelerate, and...

Practice and Training are terms that are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same. Every baseball team and player practices, but not all of them train. Let me explain what I mean. Practice is what we universally call anything that involves throwing, hitting, throwing a bullpen, taking ground balls and fly...

Fresh off the press is another great issue of Baseball/Softball Performance Conditioning.  Covering Conditioning Colligate Softball, Favorite Exercises of the the Stars, Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coach Feature, and more!  Click the link and enjoy!   Baseball/Softball Performance Conditioning Volume 17,...

James Clifford (Seattle) and Pete Prinzi (St. Louis) recently served as the official Strength and Conditioning Coaches for the American and National League All-Star Teams in the 2018 Major League All-Star Game in Washington, DC. Clifford, is in his 21st year in MLB including the last 7 as the Mariners Major League...

Al Sandoval, the 2010 and 2012 Texas League Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year, just completed his 12th year in the strength and conditioning field and his 11th season in professional baseball. Al is currently the AAA Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Round Rock Express, the Texas Rangers Texas League...

“It’s strange to me too, but we’re talking about practice man, we’re not even talking about the game…the actual game, when it matters…We’re talking about practice. We’re sitting here, I’m supposed to be the franchise player, and we’re in here talking about practice.” – Allen Iverson 2001. Some...