Flexibility

If you are a young baseball player (or the parents or coach of a young baseball player) who wants to become a better player, you MUST become a better athlete. To become a better athlete, you MUST get stronger, run faster, increase power, improve agility and become more flexible. Baseball skills are important, but to...

The Cincinnati Reds organization has been implementing the FMS at all levels of the strength and conditioning program, with the exception of the Dominican academy. I was asked to screen our players in the Dominican academy in January of 2018. Unfortunately, no screening kits were available in the academy, so we had to...

Tight hip flexors can cause a number of problems for baseball players. Among these are changes in joint alignments and potential pain in the pelvis, hip, knee, ankle, foot and low back. Hip flexor muscle tightness has also been linked to reciprocal inhibition in the hip extensor muscles (glutes) which can limit the...

Professional and collegiate baseball players spend a lot of time before, during, after and between games with their hip flexors in a shortened position which has been shown to inhibit the actions of the hip extensors (recripocal inhibition) and increase the compensatory stress on the muscles that assist with hip...

This is the first of a two-part series on conditioning catchers. Part I will outline specific exercises to help ensure that catchers warm-up properly for safe, effective performance. Part II will outline specific exercises and procedures to help ensure that catchers are able to recover between games, maintain personal...

Katherine Roberts’ Yoga for Baseball series continues with Hip Drives.

Open and Close the Gates with Chris Snyder.

This is an example of a glute activation exercise. This area is commonly overlooked. This exercise provides an additional option for training.

Basic hip mobility drills. These can be used prior to any activity.

Katherine Roberts shows how adding Yoga into your routine can help your overall wellness. This routine will help with your feet, hips, and t spine.