Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

Conditioning

In exercise science, the principle of specificity says that “you get what you train for”.  Thus, if you train by doing a lot of long distance, jogging, cycling or other forms of “cardio” work you will improve your aerobic fitness, but you won’t improve your ability to perform on the field. Why? Because the...

The baseball season is a marathon. Major League teams play 162 games in approximately 180 days and minor league teams play 142 games in approximately 160 days. The length of the season, frequency of games, rigors of travel, interruptions of sleep, inconsistencies in quality of nourishment, etc. make it almost...

If you are looking for a change of pace from doing traditional split-squats, try doing them of a 2” x 4” beam. Elevating your body as little as 2 to 4 inches and placing your feet in a parallel stride position raises your center of gravity, decreases your base of support, reduces stability, increases...

Conditioning tests, although common place in today’s world of athletics can vary from sport to sport and even team to team.  Some organizations will use a specific test that has been passed down over the years as a tradition and some may not find the value in doing one at all.   Conducting a conditioning test...