Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

Training

Plank Exercise: Types, Progressions and Duration By Jose Vazquez, PT, RSCC and Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E The plank is a principle exercise in most strength and conditioning coaches tool boxes. Designed primarily to resist extension and enhance core stability, planks are efficient, effective, can be performed...

Lower Extremity Body Weight Exercises By Nate Shaw, ATC, RSCC*D – Arizona Diamondbacks Every baseball season I receive a number of questions from young players and their parents asking – “What can I do to increase leg strength at the ball park without any equipment?” While there are a lot of exercises that...

Supplementing Velocity Development with Med Ball Training  By Mike Lidge, MS, RSCC, Philadelphia Phillies   One of the ways the body is able to generate considerable torque during the hitting or pitching motion is through the elastic energy created through the stretch shortening cycle (SSC) of the anterior oblique...

Field Test for Aerobic Capacity By Joe Kessler, CSCS, RSCC*D, FMS There are a number of treadmill and bike tests that can be used to assess aerobic capacity in a laboratory setting when you have a few players to test and unlimited time to perform the assessments. When you have a one-week pre-season developmental camp...

Improving Running Mechanics in 10U Baseball By Eric Telly, Landow Performance In an attempt to better serve the coaches, players, and parents involved in youth and high school baseball, the PBSCCS periodically publishes information on factors that can affect conditioning and performance at these levels. Topics are...

MLB Strength and Conditioning: What We Do and How We Do It By Nate Shaw, ATC, RSCC Because the gates at Chase Field and most other MLB ball parks open 1.5 hours before each game Sunday through Thursday and 2 hours before Friday and Saturday games, some fans think that players and coaches get to the ball park between...