Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

Nutrition

Sponsor Appreciation Week: Each day this week the PBSCCS will be saying thank you to our All-Star sponsors with a highlight post. Being an All-Star sponsor means supporting all PBSCCS activities for the calendar year (including our Virtual Clinic, Winter Meetings, and podcast episodes). Today’s post is to say thank...

Caffeine for Athletic Performance: Sources, Doses, Timing and Expected Effects By: Lawrence L. Spriet, Ph.D. Introduction and Background. Caffeine is the world’s most consumed drug. It has a role in many social activities and improves quality of life by helping individuals feel better, have more energy and complete...

Can Vegan Athletes Become Elite Athletes?  Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD   Fact or Fiction: The vegan diet is unlikely to support optimal performance in athletes? Fiction! No evidence suggests a nutritionally balanced vegan diet impairs athletic performance (1,2). Google vegan athletes; you’ll find an impressive list of...

Nutrition Tactics for Building Muscles By Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD Most athletes want to have strong muscles to be more powerful, help prevent injuries, add protection for contact sports such as rugby or (American) football, and yes, to look buff. They wonder: What can I eat for more muscle, strength and power? The...

YOUTH BASEBALL In an attempt to better serve the coaches, players and parents involved in youth baseball, the PBSCCS periodically publishes information on factors that can affect health, conditioning and performance at this level. Topics are selected from questions submitted by participants, coaches and parents...

Processed Foods: Addressed and Assessed Are they all as bad as we think? by Leslie Bonci, RD Processed foods are shamed as having no nutritional value and blamed for obesity and chronic diseases. It is time for facts over fallacy to clear up the confusion regarding processed foods. What is food processing and how...

Nutrition for Peak Performance By Jeanne Stevenson, RD, CSSD, CDE – Detroit Tigers When hours upon hours are spent dedicated to practicing the intricacies of baseball, sometimes nutrition is placed on the back burner, viewed as a secondary item of importance. However, choosing the right foods at the right time and...

What are good meals to eat before a tough workout or game?  By Rasa Troup, RD, LD, CSSD, OLY Timing for pre-workout/competition meals and snack is a key to help your body to be fueled well before your workout so you can have more fuel in your body and in turn, you can have a higher quality workout session.  It is...

The Keto Diet and Baseball  By John Ivy, Ph. D The Society has received inquiries from PBSCCS members concerning the effects of the Keto Diet on baseball performance. In an attempt to provide insight into this topic, the Website Education Manager approached John Ivy, Ph. D. for his take on the subject. Here is what...

Why Athletes Should Rest  By Wendy Sterling, MS, RD, CSSD, CEDRD-S  For all athletes, rest is important. Athletes looking to get better may falsely think that adding a second training session in the same day will advance their training.  According to Renee Urban, PT, Board Certified in Orthopedics “Many people...