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Patrick Trainor is currently the Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Tampa Bay Rays baseball organization. Prior to joining the Rays in his current role, he has spent time with the San Diego Padres and Cleveland Indians, as well as a previous stint with the Rays as an assistant strength and...

Shaun Alexander is currently entering his 6th season (2014-2019) as a Minor League Performance Coach with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Prior to the Dodgers, he spent 2 seasons with the Miami Marlins (2012-2013). Shaun graduated from Arizona State University in 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology, and from San...

If you are a young baseball player (or the parents or coach of a young baseball player) who wants to become a better player, you MUST become a better athlete. To become a better athlete, you MUST get stronger, run faster, increase power, improve agility and become more flexible. Baseball skills are important, but to...

Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society members Pete Prinzi (St. Louis Cardinals) and Matthew Krause (New York Yankees) were honored at the 2019 National Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association at the NSCA Coaches Conference in Indianapolis, IN in January. Prinzi and Krause were honored...

Jason Meredith just completed his 10th year in professional baseball, all with the Milwaukee Brewers. A native of Kirksville, MO Jason graduated from Davis County High School in Bloomfield, Iowa where he earned two letters in basketball and was named to the All-State Team in his senior year. After high school, he...

Research indicates that the weighted horizontally directed hip thrust is an effective exercise for the muscles of the posterior chain – glutes, hamstrings, calves and back – that can be used to improve performance in the weight room and on the playing field. Hip thrusts have been shown to improve lifting...

The Cincinnati Reds organization has been implementing the FMS at all levels of the strength and conditioning program, with the exception of the Dominican academy. I was asked to screen our players in the Dominican academy in January of 2018. Unfortunately, no screening kits were available in the academy, so we had to...

A Guilford College graduate, Logan Jones, is heading into his second season with the Arizona Diamondbacks as a strength & conditioning coach. While at Guilford, Logan earned his degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences & Health Sciences and was also a member of the Quakers’ baseball team. Following graduation, he...

Eric McMahon, three-time Texas League Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year (2012, 2014 and 2015), just completed his 15th year in the strength and conditioning field and his 13th in professional baseball. Eric is currently the Major League Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Texas Rangers. Prior...

RDLs (Romanian Deadlifts), in every form and variation, are a staple in most strength and conditioning programs in high school, collegiate and professional baseball. They are designed to improve tri-planar strength, stability and athletic performance. RDLs are an excellent posterior chain, hip hinge exercise for the...