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Check out the latest issue of Baseball Softball Performance/Conditioning here!   Baseball Softball Performance/Conditioning Volume 16 Number 5

Hot off the press is the latest issue of Performance Conditioning Baseball/Softball.  Inside you’ll find Devising a Master Plan, Softball Conditioning Ideal vs. Reality, Resting Heart Rate Variability Among Starting Pitchers, and more!   Performance Conditioning Baseball/Softball Volume 16, Number 4      

There are a number of things that each organization in MLB could do to help improve the health, fitness, athleticism and performance of their most important commodity, the players. First, there should be a full-time, certified strength and conditioning coach at every level of professional baseball. As part an...

Check out the latest issue of Performance Conditioning Baseball/Softball and stay up to date on current training!   Performance Conditioning Baseball/Softball Vol. 16, Issue 3

Recently, John Smoltz was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, making him the first player having undergone Tommy John surgery to be inducted. During his acceptance speech, he spoke about the sharp rise in Tommy John surgeries among our young athletes. He also spoke about how baseball has become a year...

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...

Nolan Ryan joined the Houston Astros prior to the 1980 season as the highest-paid player in MLB, earning $1.1 million a year. I received a phone call from the Astros GM, Tal Smith, inviting me to a reception to introduce him as the Astros’ newest member. Prior to the reception, I had never met Nolan. I had...

The question has become a regular occurrence over the last six weeks: “Sweden has a baseball team?” As I travel to France, Sweden and Spain, the sentiment that baseball is something seen only in movies continues to be expressed. While that may sound strange in the United Sates, it is to be expected in a place...

Check out the most recent issue containing -Arm Sleeves That Can Alert You to Injuries Before They Occur -Putting in Work During the Off Season -Hip and Shoulder Range of Motion in Youth Pitchers Plus much more! Click the link below. Performance Conditioning Baseball/Softball Volume 16, Number 2      

This posting is the first in a 5-part series that discusses the development of the profession of strength and conditioning coach in professional baseball from its inception in 1976 to present day. This series which was originally published in Performance Conditioning Baseball/Softball in 2014 is being reproduced on...