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Ian Kadish is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and a 2011 graduate of Marshall University. He played three seasons in the Toronto Blue Jays minor league organization. In 2014, he did an internship with The Ohio State University football strength and conditioning program under Mickey Marotti. Ian was a strength coach at...

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,...

Jacob Bunce is the Founder and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach of ROC Strength located in Rochester, NY. He spent the last three years in Professional Baseball as a Minor League Strength & Conditioning Coach. The previous two years Jacob spent with the Philadelphia Phillies as the Strength Coach for the Short Season...

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  

Kory is currently in his second season as the strength and conditioning coach of the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, AA affiliate of the New York Mets. He has spent five years with the Mets making stops in Kingsport, TN (Rookie Ball), Savannah, GA (Low-A), & Port St. Lucie, FL (High-A), before joining the Rumble Ponies last...

A native of Elmira, NY, Jeff enters his 5th season as a Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Detroit Tigers. He is currently working with the Triple A, Toledo Mud Hens. Mathers previously worked for the Double A Erie Seawolves (2017), the High A Lakeland Tigers (2015/2016) and the Low A West Michigan...

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...