Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

Nutrition

YOUTH SPORTS Eating Before a Morning Baseball or Softball Game PBSCCS was recently contacted by a coach of a 13U team who wanted to know what he could do to improve team performance in morning games. He said that his players seemed to be dragging during morning games and wondered if there was something that they...

Eating Clean: Unintended Consequences By Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSCS I’ve started eating clean; quinoa and brown rice. No more white rice. I haven’t had cookies for ages. I’m eating clean—no added sugar. When I visit my parents, I bring my own food. It’s healthier…. The clean eating movement has raised a...

Athletes, Injuries and Nutrition  By Nancy Clark, RD Athletes get injured. It’s part of the deal. Be it a torn ACL, Achilles tendonitis, or a pulled muscle, the questions arise: What can I eat to recover faster? Would more vitamins be helpful? What about collagen supplements? At this year’s virtual Food and...

YOUTH SPORTS Tips for Gaining Healthy Body Weight for Improved Performance By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E School is in session, fall ball is over for some, winding down for others and off-season training has started for most. This is the ideal time for youth, high school and even college baseball players to focus on...

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...

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...

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 against contact injuries, and yes, to look buff. They wonder: What can I eat for more muscle, strength and power? The standard belief is to eat extra...