Interview with Pat Trainor

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Patrick Trainor is currently the Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Tampa Bay Rays baseball organization. Prior to joining the Rays in his current role, he has spent time with the San Diego Padres and Cleveland Indians, as well as a previous stint with the Rays as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the Minor League affiliate level. Outside of professional baseball, he has held positions at the collegiate level with Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA (2007-2009) as well as Queens College in New York (2012), overseeing the physical preparation of varsity sports.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • Best professional baseball story
  • In-season training and micro-dosing
  • Pitcher conditioning

Quotes:

  • “Just when you think you know enough, you realize that you don’t know anything” (29:19)
  • “You can’t get stuck in the weight room and have the blinders on of what only goes on in your world” (32:49)
  • “Understand the stress that you are prescribing before blindly prescribing stresses over the course of the season” (39:58)

 

If you would like to learn more from Pat, you can follow him on social media:

Instagram: @p_trainor

Twitter: @PTrainorNJ

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