Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

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Nutrition Tactics for Building Muscles By Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD Most athletes want to have strong muscles to be more powerful, help prevent injuries, add protection for contact sports such as rugby or (American) football, and yes, to look buff. They wonder: What can I eat for more muscle, strength and power? The...

Preventing Overtraining in High School Baseball Players By Jose Vazquez, PT, RSCC and Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E Research indicates that there is a significant risk of overtraining among HS athletes in all sports if proper guidelines are not established and followed. Overtraining occurs over three stages: 1)...

Inertial Flywheel Training By Daniel Cobian MS, CSCS, RSCC*D, CES, Chicago White Sox   Eccentric resistance training is an effective means of preventing muscle damage and enhancing performance through inertial flywheel training devices.  Meta-analysis data indicates that inertial flywheel training produced...

A Summary of Analysis of Non-Game Injuries in MLB By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E A study published in The Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine in December of 2019 examined the MLB Health and Injury Tracking System (HITS) medical record database from 2011-2016 to determine how many injuries occur in both MLB and MiLB...

Youth and High School Baseball Player Development – Establish a Routine By Chris Joyner, CSCS, RSCC – Auburn University In an attempt to better serve the coaches, players and parents involved in youth and high school baseball, the PBSCCS periodically publishes information on factors that can affect conditioning...

Lower Extremity Body Weight Exercises By Nate Shaw, ATC, RSCC*D – Arizona Diamondbacks Every baseball season I receive a number of questions from young players and their parents asking – “What can I do to increase leg strength at the ball park without any equipment?” While there are a lot of exercises that...

YOUTH BASEBALL In an attempt to better serve the coaches, players and parents involved in youth baseball, the PBSCCS periodically publishes information on factors that can affect health, conditioning and performance at this level. Topics are selected from questions submitted by participants, coaches and parents...

Supplementing Velocity Development with Med Ball Training  By Mike Lidge, MS, RSCC, Philadelphia Phillies   One of the ways the body is able to generate considerable torque during the hitting or pitching motion is through the elastic energy created through the stretch shortening cycle (SSC) of the anterior oblique...

Field Test for Aerobic Capacity By Joe Kessler, CSCS, RSCC*D, FMS There are a number of treadmill and bike tests that can be used to assess aerobic capacity in a laboratory setting when you have a few players to test and unlimited time to perform the assessments. When you have a one-week pre-season developmental camp...

Improving Running Mechanics in 10U Baseball By Eric Telly, Landow Performance In an attempt to better serve the coaches, players, and parents involved in youth and high school baseball, the PBSCCS periodically publishes information on factors that can affect conditioning and performance at these levels. Topics are...