Paul Fournier has been working in professional baseball since 1995-1996, in which he started as a minor league athletic trainer for the Montreal Expos organization. From there, he served as the Rehabilitation and Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Expos from 1997-2001. He joined the Miami Marlins in 2002 as the Rehabilitation and Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. He was promoted to Major League Strength and Conditioning Director in 2003 and served in that capacity through 2011. He joined the Philadelphia Phillies organization as Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator in 2012 and was promoted to his current role as Major League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator in 2014.
Paul received his BS in Athletic Training and Exercise Science in 1993 from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. His certifications include ATC, CSCS, RSCC*D, and USAW.
He is originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, and currently resides in Palm Harbor, Florida with his wife, Elsie, and their three daughters: Hannah, Jayna, and Gracia.
Topics covered in this episode:
- Crossfit & Professional Baseball
- Receiving a new Harley Davidson -Doing “Grunt Work”
- “The human body is more durable than we give it credit for” (5:05)
- “Our goals are performance metrics and not fitness programs” (7:38)
- “For me, the most important thing that a strength and conditioning coach can have is the ability to build relationships” (20:05)
If you would like to learn more from Paul, you can read his articles on the PBSCCS website: http://baseballstrength.org/crossfit-isnt-going-anywhere-soon-belong-professional-baseball/ http://baseballstrength.org/paul-fournier-philadelphia-phillies/ http://baseballstrength.org/fournier-and-castellano-all-star-game-strength-and-conditioning-coaches/ http://baseballstrength.org/off-season-recommendations-for-high-school-baseball-players-from-a-mlb-strength-and-conditioning-coach/
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