Posts by: Tim Rodmaker

Minding the details and coaching points for a One Hand KB Swing.

Chad Uihlein is beginning his 11th year working in professional baseball. An internship at Athlete’s Performance (now EXOS) in Phoenix, AZ while a student in 2006 led to him joining the Seattle Mariners as a strength and conditioning coach. After joining the Mariners in 2007, he has served the organization in...

Ropes training, otherwise known as battle ropes, has become an increasingly popular modality in strength and conditioning programs in recent years because of the numerous training benefits it provides. It is an effective tool to enhance strength, power and endurance2. However, the questions are does it fit in the...

“…true pilot must of necessity pay attention to the seasons, the heavens, the stars, the winds, and everything proper to the craft if he is to rule a ship.” (The Republic 6.488e). It is absurd to believe that almost 2,400 years ago Plato would describe how I should go about my role as strength and conditioning...

As a sports dietitian and nutrition coach, I am always looking for ways to help my athletes optimize performance through what they eat, how much they eat and when they eat. I like to provide demos, cooking classes and shopping tours and watch them become engaged, excited and inspired to think about their fuel....

  Regardless of whether you are a believer or non-believer in the practice of long toss for pitchers and/or position players, it appears to be here to stay. Most players use some form of long toss during the off-season, pre-season and/or season. Some organizations are staunch supporters and others permit it with...

Mike Roose begins his 2nd season as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Boston Red Sox. He spent 4 season as the Red Sox Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator after serving as a strength and conditioning coach with Triple-A Pawtucket in 2010 and 2011. He started with the Red Sox...

Frank is a ’93 Graduate from the University of Michigan (B.S. Kinesiology). Frank worked in the outpatient physical therapy setting as an ATC during the ’93-’96 years. Frank started his career in professional baseball in 1996 working for the Texas Rangers Baseball Club. First 4 years (’96,’97,’98,’99)...

As a coach, you know that full buy in and adherence to the structured program in place is crucial to the overall development of your players. You also know that coaching is relational at its core. In order to build stronger relationships and improve communications with your athletes you need to understand their...

Learn the basics of a Traditional KB swing and how to use them correctly.