Posts by: Tim Rodmaker

Strength & Conditioning Coach: Washington Nationals Description: The Washington Nationals are seeking a full time strength & conditioning coach for the upcoming 2019 baseball season. The coach will serve as an assistant to the Minor League Strength & Conditioning Coordinator and will be assigned to one of the...

I read the following quote from Justin Su’a (@justinsua) on twitter, “Every day recommit to the things that matter most. You empower yourself when your priorities are in line. If you really want it, you’ll make time for it. If you don’t make time for it, you really don’t want it. Actions reveal...

If you’re a committed athlete, I’m sure you watch your favorite professional or Olympic athletes compete, whether LeBron, Serena, Tom, or Simone. Or you watch videos of them training on YouTube. Or you hear an interview with them in which they talk about their efforts, challenges, and successes. Or you read their...

Vaughn Robinson just completed his 16th year in the strength and conditioning field and his 12th in professional baseball. Prior to joining the Diamondbacks in 2007, he gained valuable experience working with both collegiate and professional athletes. He earned a BS in Health Promotion / Wellness at the University of...

Here’s how to establish the right healthy eating pattern for you. The joy of eating is that one size doesn’t fit all. Some of us eat to live, while others live to eat. For those with certain chronic conditions, like diabetes, food choices are closely tied to disease management, while others may customize meals in...

The use of sport technology devices is continuing to grow in the field of athletic performance and is starting to trickle down from professional and collegiate levels to high school settings. Specifically, wearable tracking devices are becoming widely used to help optimize training, assess player performance, and...

A previous post explained how to perform a one arm landmine row with the body perpendicular to the bar. This post will explain how to perform the exercise with the body parallel to the bar. Both exercises are excellent alternatives to DB rows and ground-based single-arm exercises designed to strengthen the upper back,...

“In order to be considered for the role, please apply online at https://recruiting2.ultipro.com/HOU1000/JobBoard/846f45ae-8050-4a78-92b6-1b5e0142d073/Opportunity/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=f47d9b4e-6c23-47f6-9c5d-1b2f92173486, those that do not apply using the link attached will not be considered” Strength...

Check out the latest issue of Performance Conditioning Baseball/Softball here!  Covered inside… -Power in the Bubble Cheek -Prehab Back Pain Away -Power Chain in Professional Baseball -A Look back at Favorite Exercises of the Stars. Performance Conditioning Baseball/Softball Vol. 17, Number 6  

Baseball is a sport that requires repeated brief efforts of max intensity followed by 20-30 seconds or more of recovery. Tabata training is a high-intensity interval training program (HIIT) that has been shown to improve both anaerobic and aerobic capacity making it an appropriate training option for both off-season...