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Scott Weberg just completed his 13th year in professional baseball. While the 2019 season was his first as the Head Major League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Toronto Blue Jays, he has served the Blue Jays in several positions including Assistant Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach...

Single Leg Lowering By Zach Dechant, BS, CSCS, USAW, SCCS A great way to stretch the hamstrings is with the single leg lowering exercise. It’s the beginner progression for our single leg lowering series proposed by Gray Cook, and an effective exercise for those tight in the hamstrings. Remember to always stretch the...

T-Spine Exercises Derek Somerville, MS, RSCC – Arizona Diamondbacks Thoracic spine mobility is extremely important for safe, effective performance in all athletes, especially throwing athletes like baseball players. While there are several effective T-spine exercises and drills, the Arizona Diamondbacks prefer to...

Breaking Down the Lat Bar Pulldown By Mike Lidge, MS, RSCC, Philadelphia Phillies Importance for the Overhead Throwing Athlete The lat bar pull down is a staple vertical, upper body, pull exercise that is often used as alternative to the traditional pull-up. One of the primary goals of this exercise is to train proper...

Dead Bug Exercise By James Gonzalez, CSCS – New York Yankees Have you ever experienced a “lower lumbar pump” or stiffness in your low back because it became guarded and tightened up during a training session?   This uncomfortable tension is often caused by the lumbar erectors and surrounding musculature acting...

10×100 Yards in 10 Minutes By Jose Vazquez, PT, RSCC and Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSSC*E In past years, professional, college, and high school players would have completed the various phases of the training year plus pre-season (amateur) or spring training (professional) and be 3-4 weeks into the season or on-line to...

Adam Smith is in his fifth year within the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim organization and is in his second year as their AAA strength and conditioning coach. Prior to his time with the Angels, he completed an NSCA Assistantship at Eastern Michigan University and completed internships at the NSCA, Syracuse University,...

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