Posts by: Tim Rodmaker

Sean Marohn, Cincinnati Reds’ Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach, addresses parents concerns about finding, providing, and connecting with the best Strength and Conditioning Coach for their child/children. Follow the link to his article in Performance Conditioning Baseball/Softball. Parental Roles and...

Bear Crawls

Napoleon Pichardo, Texas Rangers MiLB Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, presents Bear Crawls.

Jose Vazquez, Gene Coleman, and Matt Harrison, Texas Rangers Strength and Conditioning Coaches, show dynamic, multi plane MD Ball warm up exercises.

If you want to throw hard and throw accurately you must throw hard and throw repeatedly. However, your shoulder and arm must have time to heal and adapt to the imposed demand. Progression too rapidly in the throwing program will DELAY your recovery and return to sport. Always pay careful attention to your throwing...

During my four decades in MLB, I have had the opportunity to work with and learn from numerous catchers and coaches who were former catchers. Most notably among these were Yogi Berra, Tony Pena, Brad Ausmus, Ivan Rodriguez, Pat Borders, Benji Molina, Bruce Bochy and Scott Servais. A few, Bochy, Ausmus and Servais, are...

Given that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, your chances of eating breakfast improve when you plan a meal that is both yummy and offers nutrients that will help you perform well.  This recipe is a favorite from Gale Bernhardt, cycling and triathlon coach. What makes this an “athlete’s” omelet is...

The Braves off-season resistance training program is a dynamic, total body workout based on five basic movement patterns that were modified by Dan John and others. The program uses a variety of equipment and is designed to improve muscular endurance, strength, power, stability, balance, coordination and muscle...

Recently the Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society held their annual Symposium in conjunction with the 2015 Major League Baseball Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tennessee. This year featured presentations, talks, and a workshop. Lead by fellow PBSCCS members, some of the premier Strength and...

Add another award to the list for the 2015 World Series Champions. Ryan Stoneberg, Kansas City Royals Major League strength and conditioning coach, was named the recipient of the Nolan Ryan Award, named after the Hall of Fame pitcher, on December 5th at the Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches...

Kirby Retzer, Minnesota Twins MiLB Strength and Conditioning Coach, discusses Day 4 of a Starting Pitchers Routine and demonstrates a Power Circuit.