Posts by: Tim Rodmaker

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  

ORGANIZATION: Cleveland Indians JOB TITLE: Strength and Conditioning Coordinator JOB DESCRIPTION: To support and develop Minor League Strength and Conditioning affiliate staff with the purpose of improving on field performance through helping coaches/staff implement player plans. This position will be a part of the a...

ORGANIZATION: Philadelphia Phillies JOB TITLE: Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coach SUPERVISOR: Furey Leva, RSCC, CSCS JOB DESCRIPTION The Philadelphia Phillies are seeking a full-time strength coach to oversee all aspects of strength, nutrition, mobility, speed, agility, flexibility, conditioning and recovery...

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...

Effective strength and conditioning coaches conduct a needs analysis of both the athlete and his/her sport. A thorough examination of the physiological requirements of the sport is a part of this needs analysis. Depending on the demands of the sport, certain training modalities may lead to adaptations that do not...