Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

Aerobic

Pitch Clock and Minor League Work Density By Brennan Mickelson, Seattle Mariners For those who haven’t watched a minor league game recently. MLB has made significant changes this year that effects the game every single pitch. The pitch clock is here, and the game, at least at the minor league level, will probably...

Pitch Clock, Aerobic Capacity and Recovery By Daniel Donohue, RSCC Major League Baseball’s initiative to speed up the pace of play has altered the physiological requirements for Minor League players. Specifically, the addition of the pitch clock requires pitchers to deliver high intent, max- or near-max effort...

Tabata Training for Baseball By Ed Yong, MS, CSCS, RYT Baseball is a sport that requires repeated brief efforts of max intensity followed by 20-30 seconds or more of recovery. Tabata training is a high-intensity interval training program (HIIT) that has been shown to improve both anaerobic and aerobic capacity making...

VIDEO: In-Place Low Box Foot Drills

VIDEO: md Ball Relays for Change of Direction and Metabolic Conditioning.

Dong Lin, Philadelphia Phillies MiLB Strength and Conditioning Coach, discusses the difference between interval training and distance running for Baseball Athletes.

Sled Pushing Technique for Acceleration  Loren Landow and Gene Coleman Research indicates that two of the most important factors when training to improve acceleration are 1) the angle the body is in when force is applied to the ground and 2) the amount of force applied to the ground. While there are several drills to...