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Check out the latest issue of Performance Conditioning Baseball/Softball Volume 14, Number 7.     Performance Conditioning Baseball/Softball Volume 14, Number 7

Paul DeMartinis, a friend to all in the professional baseball community passed away on September 5, 2015 after a long battle with stage 4 Metastatic Melanoma. In honor of his service to the game, the board of directors and the members of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) have approved a...

  Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society MiLB Coach of the Year. ¬†Congratulations to each winner this year!   2015 PBSCCS MiLB Coach of the Year

It is common to encounter individuals who experience shoulder pain with certain exercises from time to time. Most coaches and trainers are aware that the rotator cuff is a common culprit. In addition, SLAP tears (superior labral tear from anterior to posterior) can also cause pain for those active in overhead...

The quadriceps, aka, ‚Äúquads‚ÄĚ are the four large muscles on the front of your thighs that are responsible for extending the knee. As a group, they are one of the main power generators for triple extension in movements such as running, jumping, squatting, lunging and biking. Because they are engaged in virtually...

Name:  Nathan Shaw                     Or­ga­ni­za­tion:  Arizona Diamondbacks Title: Major League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Years work­ing in pro­fes­sional base­ball S&C:  12 seasons including 2015. My professional life in baseball started in Spring Training 2001 as a dual...

Performance Baseball/Softball Conditioning, Vol. 14, Number 6 A Newsletter Dedicated to Improving Baseball and Softball Players PerformanceBaseball:SoftballConditioning    

The Vertimax is an excellent training tool for developing strength, speed and power. The standard unit consists of a platform with a maze of tension wound elastomers designed to increase resistance and speed of movement. Units come with a belt, and ankle and wrist straps that enable the user to achieve an overload...

Carbohydrates seem to be a source of confusion for athletes and fitness exercisers alike. Due to the Paleo Diet, Grain Brain, Wheat Belly, and other trendy diet books, many active people don’t know what to eat. They just think they should avoid pasta, bagels, juice, bananas and sugar Рeven if these foods are...

Weakness in the gluteus maximus and gluteus medius is often cited in contributing to patellofemoral pain, IT band problems, hip pathology and even back pain.  Side bridges (planks) and the clam exercise have been shown to be effective ways to strengthen the glutes.  In this posting, I will review an exercise that...