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Joe Hogarty, RSCC, ATC Joe Hogarty just completed his 17th year working in the field of strength and conditioning and his 16th year in professional baseball including the last nine as the Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Baltimore Orioles Baseball Club. His career in professional baseball began in...

Job Title: Massage Therapist Job Class: Full Time Department: Baseball Operations Reports To: Head Athletic Trainer Summary As a licensed massage therapist, this individual, through their specific manual therapy techniques, will assist in the preventative and restorative soft tissue management of players and staff...

In 2014, USA Baseball and MLB teamed up to establish Pitch Smart, a series of practical, age-appropriate guidelines to help parents, players and coaches avoid overuse injuries and foster long, healthy careers for pitchers.  A primary goal of the Pitch Smart program was to help young players reduce arm injuries by...

A large portion of our time as strength and conditioning coaches is spent considering the various factors that go into the creation of an athlete’s workout program. The types of exercises, the number of sets and reps and the length of rest periods are all things that we spend hours considering and fine tuning for...

A previous post explained how to perform a one arm landmine row with the body perpendicular to the bar. This post will explain how to perform the exercise with the body parallel to the bar. Both exercises are excellent alternatives to DB rows and ground-based single-arm exercises designed to strengthen the upper back,...

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 it an appropriate training option for both off-season...

Ty Hill just completed his 21 st year working in the field of strength and conditioning and his 21 st year in professional baseball including the last seven (2012-2018) as the Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Miami Marlins. Hill’s career in professional baseball started in 1998 with his hometown...

Seven Foundations of a Healthy Diet Healthy nutrition starts with planning. Mentally or physically map out meals and be sure this food is available. Eat at regular intervals in the day. No longer than 4 hours without food.  Choose whole foods vs processed foods for the majority of your diet (90% of the time) (see...

Immediately post surgery  Eat whatever feels appetizing and appealing to you for the first 1-2 days post surgery. You will most likely feel nauseated and not have a large appetite. Drink your calories if that is easiest – 100% fruit juice, Muscle Milk shakes, soda, or PowerAde. Try to eat something small every few...