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Johnny Larson began his strength and conditioning career as an Exercise Science Major at Hofstra University where he also served as the Student Manager for their Division 1 Collegiate Softball Program. It is during this time where he began interning at the Professional Athletic Performance Center in Garden City, New...

Chris is currently in his third season as the strength and conditioning coach of the Boston Red Sox AA affiliate Portland Sea Dogs. Prior to joining the Red Sox organization, he spent one season with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization with their Appalachian League affiliate in Bristol, Virginia. Chris completed his...

Morgan Gregory just completed his 8th year in the strength and conditioning field and his 6th in professional baseball. Prior to joining the Reds in 2013, he gained valuable experience working with both collegiate and professional athletes. From 2011 to 2012, he worked at D1 Sports Training in Cincinnati as facility...

Warming up before physical activity is conventional for many sports and baseball is not an exception to this practice. The starting pitcher is considered by many to be the most important position and player on game day. It is also the impression of many that with good pitching, the likelihood of winning the game is...

In my position as a strength and conditioning coach in professional baseball, I am often asked for extra work by players looking to achieve an edge. I understand their requests, as baseball history is littered with stories of successful MLB players who ran the extra miles, did the extra reps in the weight room, and...

Introduction: In athletics, muscles work in coordinated synergies to create movements and accelerate, decelerate, and stabilize forces. Athletic movements that are recruited by the nervous system are termed muscle synergies. Muscles synergies work as a coordinated unit to isometrically stabilize, accelerate, and...

Practice and Training are terms that are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same. Every baseball team and player practices, but not all of them train. Let me explain what I mean. Practice is what we universally call anything that involves throwing, hitting, throwing a bullpen, taking ground balls and fly...

Fresh off the press is another great issue of Baseball/Softball Performance Conditioning.  Covering Conditioning Colligate Softball, Favorite Exercises of the the Stars, Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coach Feature, and more!  Click the link and enjoy!   Baseball/Softball Performance Conditioning Volume 17,...

James Clifford (Seattle) and Pete Prinzi (St. Louis) recently served as the official Strength and Conditioning Coaches for the American and National League All-Star Teams in the 2018 Major League All-Star Game in Washington, DC. Clifford, is in his 21st year in MLB including the last 7 as the Mariners Major League...

A native of Chicago, IL, Mike Lidge joined the Philadelphia Phillies organization in November of 2016 after four years as a member of the San Francisco Giants player development staff. While with San Francisco, Lidge worked as a strength coach in Richmond (AA), San Jose (High A), and Scottsdale (Rookie AZL). Prior to...