Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

Interview with Eric McMahon

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Eric McMahon is the Major League Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Texas Rangers. He is currently in his 11th season with the Rangers’ Organization and 14th season in professional baseball. Eric grew up in Burlington, Vermont and obtained his bachelor’s degree in biology from St. Lawrence University, where he played varsity football. He also earned a master’s degree from the Springfield College Strength and Conditioning program.

Before being promoted to the Major League level, Eric served as the Rangers’ Assistant Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator in 2017. He was voted Double-A Texas League Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year in 2012, 2014, and 2015 by the PBSCCS. Eric previously served as a Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Milwaukee Brewers and as an instructor for the MLB International Academies Athlete Development Program throughout Italy.

Eric and his wife, Meredith, currently reside in the Dallas Area with their three children, Colin, Amelia, and Claire.


Topics covered in this episode:

  • Velocity-Based Training (VBT)
  • Autoregulation of training
  • His best professional baseball story



  • “I honestly feel like VBT is gonna be part of the future of what we do” (6:00)
  • “Not everybody is like you” (26:48)
  • “In this business, you have to be a quick learner” (28:07)


If you would like to learn more from Eric, you can check out his content on the PBSCCS website:



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