Posts by: Tim Rodmaker

KB Squat shown by Morgan Gregory, Cincinnati Reds MiLB Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Kettlebells can have a significant positive effect when training baseball players. Lifts that that have been shown to be popular and effective include the following: The Swing. This is an explosive lift that forces athletes to use maximum power in the muscles of the posterior chain to accelerate the KB with proper...

It’s true: if you snooze, you lose. Skipping breakfast for a few extras Z’s means you’ll be at a loss for energy. So get your game going by waking up early enough to eat a solid breakfast. The following energy-boosting breakfast has been recommended Susan Kleiner, former sports nutrition consultant to MLB, NFL,...

The following stretches are designed to help you stretch your hamstrings, glutes and groin without putting excess pressure on your low back. All you will need is a well-inflated 65-cm SB and a wall. Start with three sets of each exercise. Hold each stretch for 30 seconds and progress to three 60 second holds for each...

One of the most popular topics in professional baseball today is nutrition. How teams can help athletes keep themselves fueled for optimal performance is quickly becoming a critical issue for many professional organizations. In the Minor Leagues, long travel, smaller budgets and less than optimal fueling options are...

Check out the latest issue of Performance Conditioning Baseball/Softball Volume 14, Number 7.     Performance Conditioning Baseball/Softball Volume 14, Number 7

Paul DeMartinis, a friend to all in the professional baseball community passed away on September 5, 2015 after a long battle with stage 4 Metastatic Melanoma. In honor of his service to the game, the board of directors and the members of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) have approved a...

  Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society MiLB Coach of the Year.  Congratulations to each winner this year!   2015 PBSCCS MiLB Coach of the Year

It is common to encounter individuals who experience shoulder pain with certain exercises from time to time. Most coaches and trainers are aware that the rotator cuff is a common culprit. In addition, SLAP tears (superior labral tear from anterior to posterior) can also cause pain for those active in overhead...

The quadriceps, aka, “quads” are the four large muscles on the front of your thighs that are responsible for extending the knee. As a group, they are one of the main power generators for triple extension in movements such as running, jumping, squatting, lunging and biking. Because they are engaged in virtually...