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  Dwayne Peterson is entering his six seasons as a minor league strength coach with the Houston Astros and his second year in AAA. He is a former division one football player, competitive powerlifter and bodybuilder. Dwayne spends his offseasons with his wife Candie at their home in Erlanger, KY. Topics covered in...

  Logan Byman is currently in his fourth season in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. He joined the Pirates after serving a 5-month internship at EXOS in 2014, and a 2-year graduate assistantship at the University of Florida from 2014-2016 covering football, soccer, gymnastics, and lacrosse while pursuing his...

Minerals By Rob Skinner, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS Similar to vitamins, minerals also assist in many body processes and are crucial in muscle contractions, energy expenditure and immune function. Minerals are divided into two groups: Macro minerals, which are required in amounts greater than 100 mg/d and micro minerals,...

Baseball and the Olympic Lifts By Zach Dechant, CSCS, USAW, SCCS One of the most popular questions I get is about using the Olympic lifts with baseball athletes. First off, I came up through my athletic career as well as my early coaching career with the Olympic lifts as a staple.  I even trained as an Olympic lifter...

Dustin Clarke, MS, RSCC Dustin Clarke just completed his 11th year in strength and conditioning and 8th in professional baseball including the last four (2015 – 2018) as the Major League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the New York Mets. Prior to being promoted to his current position, Dustin worked in the...

Altitude Training Masks – Do they Work? By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E and Jose Vazquez, PT, RSSC There are numerous new training devices being introduced each year that claim to help improve fitness, delay fatigue, enhance performance and reduce the risk of injury. Some are good, some are bad and some are...

The Truth About Showcases Good for a Select Few Only By Flint Wallace I’m just going to be blunt here. Showcases make sense for only about 15-25% of all baseball athletes actually attending them. The top 5-15% do not need a showcase. Athletes of this caliber are going to be noticed and get attention regardless of...

  Trevor Swartz is currently the Minor League Physical Performance Coordinator for the Colorado Rockies (currently in his 6th season with Colorado and 3rd as the Coordinator). Trevor graduated from Central Washington University in 2014 with a BS in exercise science. His certifications include the CSCS, RSCC, USAW and...

Jason Meredith is in his second season with the Milwaukee Brewers after joining the organization in November 2016. Prior to working with the Brewers, he spent seven seasons in the Philadelphia Phillies organization, most recently as minor-league strength and conditioning coordinator (2014-16). He was the strength and...

Consistency is King: Programming for Sport By Max Torres, M.Ed., CSCS Any trip onto various YouTube fitness pages yields a plethora of videos demonstrating every variation of every exercise that you could possibly think of. With all of these exercises shoved in your face, how could you possibly provide your athletes...