Posts by: Tim Rodmaker

Donovan Santas just completed his 19th year working in the field of strength and conditioning and his 17th year in professional baseball including the last 15 (2000-2016) with the Toronto Blue Jays. Prior to being named the Jays’ Major League Strength and Coach in 2003, Donovan spent two years (2001-2002) as...

Dana Santas demonstrates a Lateral Lunge Progression to help with Mobility.

Chris Walter just completed his 16th year working in the field of strength and conditioning and his 16th year in professional baseball including the last 12 (2005-2016) with the Detroit Tigers. Prior to joining the Tigers, Chris spent four years (2001-2004) in the Indians’ organization. His first experience in...

Most athletes know the value of good nutrition at meals, but what about when you want a quick snack between meals?  Here are some nutritious foods to keep in your kitchen that can help fuel your body and take the edge off of your hunger: Graham crackers and nut butters: Choose the nut butters that are freshly ground,...

Strength and its development emerged as a priority activity among Major League players in the late 1980s. You could see the changes in player size and muscular development from the stands. More clubs were hiring strength coaches and more clubhouses had weight rooms, some even for visiting teams. These rooms were...

CrossFit dates back to the mid 90’s, having established a business model around the year 2000. Its popularity became obvious by 2008-10 and continues to grow. According to CrossFit’s founding father, Greg Glassman, “CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity”, and he goes on...

A couple of years ago I went on a quick 3-day road trip and left a couple of key items in my traveling weight trunk back at home. My first thought was, “Dammit, Player X needed to get in a lower body workout today and I don’t have much to train him with.” This is Minor League baseball and we don’t always have the...

ORGANIZATION: Tampa Bay Rays JOB TITLE: Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach (2) JOB DESCRIPTION: The Tampa Bay Rays are seeking two qualified Strength & Conditioning Coaches for the 2017 baseball season. Both positions will report to Port Charlotte, FL and assist with extended Spring Training, and oversee our...

ORGINIZATION: New York Yankees POSITION: Minor League Strength & Conditioning Coach- New York Yankees JOB DESCRIPTION: The New York Yankees are seeking a full-time Minor League Strength & Conditioning Coach for the 2017 season.  The candidate will be responsible for implementing the New York Yankees Strength &...

Accelleration Drill Progressions with Adam Noel, Texas Rangers MiLB Strength and Conditioning Coach.