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PBSCCS Board of Directors announce MATTHEW C KRAUSE as first ever Administrative Director of the PBSCCS

MATTHEW C KRAUSE TO BECOME FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR OF THE PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACHES SOCIETY -PBSCCS! PBSCCS Board of Directors announce MATTHEW C KRAUSE as first ever Administrative Director of the PBSCCS “I am very humble the PBSCCS Board of Directors has chosen me to be the first Administrative Director. I feel ready…

November 17, 2020

Caffeine for Athletic Performance: Sources, Doses, Timing and Expected Effects By: Lawrence L. Spriet, Ph.D.

Caffeine for Athletic Performance: Sources, Doses, Timing and Expected Effects By: Lawrence L. Spriet, Ph.D. Introduction and Background. Caffeine is the world’s most consumed drug. It has a role in many social activities and improves quality of life by helping individuals feel better, have more energy and complete work tasks more effectively (Burke et al.,…

October 29, 2020

Can Vegan Athletes Become Elite Athletes?  Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD

Can Vegan Athletes Become Elite Athletes?  Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD   Fact or Fiction: The vegan diet is unlikely to support optimal performance in athletes? Fiction! No evidence suggests a nutritionally balanced vegan diet impairs athletic performance (1,2). Google vegan athletes; you’ll find an impressive list of Olympians and elite athletes from many sports…

October 29, 2020

Plank Exercise: Types, Progressions and Duration By Jose Vazquez, PT, RSCC and Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E

Plank Exercise: Types, Progressions and Duration By Jose Vazquez, PT, RSCC and Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E The plank is a principle exercise in most strength and conditioning coaches tool boxes. Designed primarily to resist extension and enhance core stability, planks are efficient, effective, can be performed virtually anywhere and exist in a number of…

October 29, 2020

Podcasts

Interview with Dong Lien

Dong Lien is from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He enters his 16th season in professional baseball with the Philadelphia Phillies. He is the Major League Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Sports Science from the University of Manitoba and earned his Master’s degree in Exercise Science from California University of Pennsylvania…

November 19, 2020

Nutrition and Supplementation Group Discussion (AAA and AA)

This episode of The PBSCCS Podcast is a group discussion on in-season nutrition and supplementation (AAA and AA).   Speakers: Derek Mendoza (Seattle Mariners organization) Paul Howey (Atlanta Braves organization) RJ Guyer (Washington Nationals organization)   Questions/topics covered in this episode: Roles in the overall nutrition/supplementation picture during the season Big rocks to try to…

November 4, 2020

Interview with Nate Friedman

Nathan Friedman, CSCS, is a Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He is in his second season in professional baseball with the Dbacks. He has a BS in Kinesiology and MS in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Temple University. While enrolled at Temple, he worked six seasons with the Temple football…

October 28, 2020

Speed Training Group Discussion (Part 2)

This episode of The PBSCCS Podcast is part two of a group discussion on speed training.   Speakers: Logan Byman (Pittsburgh Pirates organization) Adam Noel (Texas Rangers organization) Jordan Brown (Tampa Bay Rays organization)   Questions/topics covered in the episode: Continuing education resources Acceleration vs. top end speed Additional closing thoughts   Quotes: “Your goal…

October 7, 2020

Events

Sponsor Spotlight:

Sponsor Appreciation Week: Each day this week the PBSCCS will be saying thank you to our All-Star sponsors with a highlight post. Being an All-Star sponsor means supporting all PBSCCS activities for the calendar year (including our Virtual Clinic, Winter Meetings, and podcast episodes). Today’s post is to say thank you to Klean Athlete. Additionally…

October 29, 2020

Sponsor Spotlight: Proven 4 Sport

Sponsor Appreciation Week: Each day this week the PBSCCS will be saying thank you to our All-Star sponsors with a highlight post. Being an All-Star sponsor means supporting all PBSCCS activities for the calendar year (including our Virtual Clinic, Winter Meetings, and podcast episodes). Today’s post is to say thank you to Proven 4 Sport….

October 29, 2020

Research

A review of workload-monitoring considerations for baseball pitchers.  J Athletic Training. 55(9): 911-917, 2020.

A review of workload-monitoring considerations for baseball pitchers.  J Athletic Training. 55(9): 911-917, 2020. Because of the unique demands of pitching, baseball players have the greatest percentage of injuries resulting in surgery among high school athletes, with a majority of these injuries affecting the shoulder and elbow due to overuse from throwing. These injuries are…

October 29, 2020

Influence of baseball training load on clinical reach tests and grip strength in collegiate baseball players.  J Athletic Training. 55(9): 1-10, 2020.

Influence of baseball training load on clinical reach tests and grip strength in collegiate baseball players.  J Athletic Training. 55(9): 1-10, 2020. Context: A baseball-specific training load may influence strength or glenohumeral range of motion, which are related to baseball injuries. Glenohumeral reach tests and grip strength are clinical assessments of shoulder range of motion…

October 29, 2020

Players’ perspectives on successfully returning to professional baseball after medial ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction.  J Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Ahead of Print: 1-25, 2020.

Players’ perspectives on successfully returning to professional baseball after medial ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction.  J Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Ahead of Print: 1-25, 2020. Background: As the incidence of ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (UCLR) surgery continues to rise, an improved understanding of baseball pitchers’ perspectives on the postoperative recovery process and return to pitching is…

October 29, 2020

Mechanical properties of upper torso rotation from the viewpoint of energetics during baseball pitching.  European J Sport Science.  Ahead of Print: 1-9, 2020.

Mechanical properties of upper torso rotation from the viewpoint of energetics during baseball pitching.  European J Sport Science.  Ahead of Print: 1-9, 2020. This study aims to examine if upper torso rotation is caused mainly by pelvis rotation during baseball pitching from the viewpoint of energetics. Twelve right-handed males participated in this study. Five were…

October 29, 2020

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