Posts by: Tim Rodmaker

The best way to assess your pitcher’s mechanics is to get side view and back view videotape of the athlete. Many studies have been done on baseball pitching mechanics and hundreds of mechanical variables have been explored, but trying to correct too many points at once creates too much confusion in the athlete....

The MD ball has become a staple in almost every functional training program because it is one of the simplest and safest tools for developing total body power from the ground up. Regardless of whether you are performing rotary or overhead movements, the MD ball teaches summation of forces from the ground through the...

John Philbin is completing his seventh year of work in professional baseball including six (2009-2015) as the Head Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Washington Nationals and one as Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation Coordinator for Player Development for the New York Yankees. A native of...

Speed Squats, Alternate Lunges, Eagles and Squat Jumps Finisher exercises are designed to kick your butt at the end of the workout. A goal for the off-season, spring training and in-season is to “finish strong”. You want a strong finish for each workout, every practice session, every game and the season. Finishers...

ORGANIZATION: Texas Rangers JOB TITLE: Strength and Conditioning Coach JOB DESCRIPTION: The Texas Rangers are seeking a full-time strength and conditioning coach for the 2018 season. Candidates will be responsible for implementing the Texas Rangers strength and conditioning program and philosophy. They must have a...

ORGANIZATION: Chicago Cubs JOB DESCRIPTION: The Chicago Cubs are seeking a qualified and passionate Strength and Conditioning Coach for the 2018 season: The position will be assigned to one of our minor league affiliates during the 2018 season w/ possibility of future advancement. The responsibilities include, but...

ORGANIZATION: Washington Nationals JOB TITLE: Short Season Strength and Conditioning Coach (Auburn, NY) JOB DESCRIPTION: The Washington Nationals are seeking a full time strength & conditioning coach for the upcoming 2018 baseball season. The coach will serve as an assistant to the Minor League Strength & Conditioning...

Partner Assisted KB Swing is an advanced power exercise to add into your progression.

I truly believe your future is created by what you do today, not what you do tomorrow, or next week, or next season. That is the future. To impact that future, you must take action today. Change does not happen by chance, it happens by choice. So you must make that choice and Take Action Today! Remember, every expert...

Designing training programs for baseball players can be very simple.  There are, however, a few basic concepts that must be considered before you get started.  Successful programs can be completed with minimal risk of injury. Successful programs help athletes achieve specific goals. Successful programs take into...