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Mike Schofield is currently the Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Atlanta Braves. He is a registered strength and conditioning coach (RSCC), licensed manual therapist (LMT), and Postural Restoration trained (PRT). Prior to working with the Braves, Mike spent 8 seasons with the Arizona...

A large portion of our time as strength and conditioning coaches is spent considering the various factors that go into the creation of an athlete’s workout program. The types of exercises, the number of sets and reps and the length of rest periods are all things that we spend hours considering and fine tuning for...

We all love to make predictions. It doesn’t matter if its sport “Warriors will win easily tonight, they’ve too much talent” or life “They’re a perfect couple, they’ll be married within months”. Of course, in business and sport, we apply the same thought processes. What’s perhaps more interesting, is...

Check out the latest issue of Softball – Baseball Performance Conditioning here!  Softball/Baseball Performance Conditioning Volume 18, Issue 1  

Steve Chase just completed his 17th year in the strength and conditioning field and his 14th in professional baseball. Prior to joining the Tigers in 2005, he gained valuable experience working in the private fitness field, first as a personal trainer for Powerhouse Gym in Wyoming, MI and then for a fitness center in...

Vitamins have many effects in the body and specific to athletes, they are involved in muscle contractions and energy expenditure. Elite athletes have an increased need for vitamins because of the higher stress that is placed on the body during training. The following is a list of all of the vitamins, their functions...

Agility is probably one of the most difficult things to coach and it’s one of the things most susceptible to hype and guruisms. This post is going to present some thoughts about agility training and sports. At the end of the day, the most difficult thing about coaching agility is that you have to understand the...

Todd Kubacki just completed his 11th season in the Cleveland Indians organization. He spent 5 years as a minor league strength and conditioning coach, with stops in Low-A (1 year), AA (1 year), and AAA (3 years). He was also the Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for 4 years and a Performance...

Esteban Doria just completed his 2nd season in the Houston Astros organization, working primarily with rehab and DR Academy operations. Prior to joining the Astros, Esteban was at the University of Maryland, working as the strength and conditioning coach for baseball, wrestling, and golf. During his two seasons...

If you find your team on the road in a gym that doesn’t carry heavy dumbbells (DBs) or just looking for an effective alternative to standard rowing exercises, try the one arm landmine row. It’s an effective single-arm exercise performed from the ground up that will strengthen the upper back, work the biceps and...