Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

Flexibility

Flexibility and Performance  By Nate Shaw, ATC, RSCC Flexibility involves more than sitting on the ground and pointing at your toes What is flexibility?  Flexibility is defined as the ability of a joint or joints to move through a full range of motion. If you are limited to bending over and pointing at your toes,...

Dynamic Warm-up By Mike Lidge – Philadelphia Phillies An effective dynamic warm-up can improve performance and reduce the risk of injury by gradually preparing the entire body for baseball-specific movements. By activating the central nervous system and major muscle groups, while also increasing blood flow and body...

Half-Kneeling Hip Flexor and Hamstring Stretch By Regan Wong, PT, DPT, CSCS and Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E Flexibility and stretching have always been part of baseball. In the past, stretching was considered to be synonymous with warm-up and most warm-up routines consisted mainly of stretching exercises. Now, we...

 

Pro-Agility Run Part IV How to Train for the Pro-Agility Run Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E and Jose Vazquez, PT, RSCC The following is Part IV of a four-part series on the pro-agility run and will explain how to run the pro-agility run. Parts I-III can be found at the bottom of the page. How to train for the pro...

Pro-Agility Run Part III Common Errors when Performing the Pro-Agility Run Gene Coleman, Ed. ., RSCC*E and Jose Vazquez, PT, RSCC The following is Part III of a four-part series on the pro-agility run and will explain how to run the pro-agility run. Part I, Evaluating Agility with the Pro-Agility Run, can be found at:...

The Pro-Agility Run Part I Evaluating Agility with the Pro-Agility Run By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E and Jose Vazquez, PT, RSCC The pro-agility run is a popular method of evaluating agility among players in travel, high school, college and professional baseball. While norms are available for most age groups, limited...

Why We Don’t Do the Sleeper Stretch in Baseball By Nate Friedman, CSCS and Scott Cline, CSCS, Arizona Diamondbacks A common complaint that strength coaches, athletic trainers and physical therapists in professional baseball hear from players is that their posterior shoulder is tight. Given the throwing volume that...

90/90 Hip Stretch By Rob Fugamalle, RSCC, Cincinnati Reds Proper hip function and range of motion are essential for efficient, injury-free movement when running, jumping, swinging, throwing, lifting, pushing and pulling. The 90/90 hip stretch is designed to improve hip mobility and help prepare the lower body and core...