Training

Single Leg Lowering By Zach Dechant, BS, CSCS, USAW, SCCS A great way to stretch the hamstrings is with the single leg lowering exercise. It’s the beginner progression for our single leg lowering series proposed by Gray Cook, and an effective exercise for those tight in the hamstrings. Remember to always stretch the...

T-Spine Exercises Derek Somerville, MS, RSCC – Arizona Diamondbacks Thoracic spine mobility is extremely important for safe, effective performance in all athletes, especially throwing athletes like baseball players. While there are several effective T-spine exercises and drills, the Arizona Diamondbacks prefer to...

Breaking Down the Lat Bar Pulldown By Mike Lidge, MS, RSCC, Philadelphia Phillies Importance for the Overhead Throwing Athlete The lat bar pull down is a staple vertical, upper body, pull exercise that is often used as alternative to the traditional pull-up. One of the primary goals of this exercise is to train proper...

Dead Bug Exercise By James Gonzalez, CSCS – New York Yankees Have you ever experienced a “lower lumbar pump” or stiffness in your low back because it became guarded and tightened up during a training session?   This uncomfortable tension is often caused by the lumbar erectors and surrounding musculature acting...

10×100 Yards in 10 Minutes By Jose Vazquez, PT, RSCC and Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSSC*E In past years, professional, college, and high school players would have completed the various phases of the training year plus pre-season (amateur) or spring training (professional) and be 3-4 weeks into the season or on-line to...

What Makes the Front Squat Different from the Back Squat? Michael Sadler, CSCS – Seattle Mariners Because research indicates that squats improve strength, speed and power, many strength coaches and athletes believe that they are one of the most important exercises that athletes can do to improve performance. Many of...

DB Bench Press By Jason Meredith, CSCS, RSCC, Milwaukee Brewers The DB Bench Press, and its cousin the Barbell Bench Press, are often given a bad rap as non-functional exercises as well as exercises that can cause shoulder pain and instability. However, if performed correctly and in balance with pulling exercises...

Pitcher’s Single-Leg, Opposite Arm RDL Jose Vazquez, PT, RSCC and Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E The pitcher’s RDL is a single-leg, opposite arm movement that allows a pitcher to train unilaterally while working on motor control, proprioception and balance. It is important for all athletes, especially pitchers,...

General Total Body Warm-up Protocol By Nathan Friedman, AZ Diamondbacks The importance of an effective warm-up routine during the course of a long baseball season cannot be overstated. Two issues related to warm-up that members of the Diamondbacks strength and coaching staff often see, especially among younger...

Balance Training- Ankles, ACL’s, and Rehabilitation Daniel S. Cobian – Chicago White Sox Balance training is designed to stimulate the sensorimotor system and may be implemented in various forms aimed at addressing multiple areas of injury prevention.  By challenging the sensorimotor system, balance training...

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