Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

Flexibility

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.

The following stretches are designed to help you stretch your hamstrings, glutes and groin without putting excess pressure on your low back. All you will need is a well-inflated 65-cm SB and a wall. Start with three sets of each exercise. Hold each stretch for 30 seconds and progress to three 60 second holds for each...

Jeff Mester, Milwaukee Brewers MiL Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, and Nate Dine, Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coach, demonstrate the Supine Hamstring Floss.

Jeff Mester, Milwaukee Brewers MiL Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, and Nate Dine, Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coach, demonstrate the Standing Hamstring Floss.

The standing and kneeling warrior stretches are two of the most popular methods used by athletes to stretch the muscles of the anterior hip, quad and lower leg. The information in the following paragraphs will address the pros and cons of each stretch and explain how to properly perform them in order to achieve...

Groin strains are one of the most common injuries in a sport like baseball where there’s a lot of running, starting, stopping, changing directions and jumping. The following exercise is a closed-chain, dynamic exercise for the muscles of the groin and lower body that can be used as part of a pre-practice or...

Adaptive shortening, i.e., tightness that develops as a result of a muscle or muscle group remaining in a shortened position can occur rather quickly over the course of a MLB season. It is often caused by prolonged exposure to a particular posture, such as sitting on a bench and/or being in a bent over, “ready”...

Nate Shaw, ATC, CSCS, Major League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, Arizona Diamondbacks Nate Shaw joined the Diamondbacks in 2005, after a three-year stint in the Tampa Bay Devil Rays organization, the last two as their minor league strength and conditioning coordinator. He spent his first season in the Rays’...