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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...

Company: Boras Sports Training Institute Position Open: Strength and Conditioning Coach Position Details:  Full-time The Boras Sports Training Institute (BSTI) is looking to hire a strength and conditioning coach to work with our professional baseball clients. This professional will be responsible for the...

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...

  Pictured L to R, Strickland, Abell, Tressel 2017 MiLB Strength Coach of the Year Award was presented to all winners during the Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society Winter Meetings in Orlando, Florida on December 9th.  In attendance to receive their award was Trey Strickland (Midwest...

Chad Uihlein is beginning his 11th year working in professional baseball. An internship at Athlete’s Performance (now EXOS) in Phoenix, AZ while a student in 2006 led to him joining the Seattle Mariners as a strength and conditioning coach. After joining the Mariners in 2007, he has served the organization in...

The importance of sleep cannot be understated in terms of recovery. Sleep plays a critical role in not only recovery and on-field performance, but in all aspects of daily living. With new technology and recovery tools continuing to surface in recent years, it is important for coaches to help athletes see the big...