Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

Mobility

Hill Sprints for Acceleration and Sprint Efficiency By Gene Coleman and Matt Krause Nolan Ryan did it, so did Derek Jeter, Earl Campbell and Jerry Rice to name just a few Hall of Fame athletes who also did it. Did what? They ran hill sprints. The Astros built an outdoor hill in Cocoa Beach, FL and replicated it inside...

Ankle Mobility By Joey Greany, Tampa Bay Rays While ankle mobility might not be on your current priority list for training, it is essential for successful, injury-free performance. From squats, to plyometrics, quick starts, fast accelerations, controlled decelerations, all-out sprints, etc., ankle mobility can...

Half-kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch By Brennan Mickelson MS, CSCS, RSCC, Seattle Mariners Players who sit a lot in class, as well as parents, coaches and umpires who sit at work and while driving can have excessive exposure to anterior pelvic tilt and tightness in the muscles that flex the hip. The hip flexors help...

Youth Sports Train to Be an Athlete, Not a Position Player By: JC Cole CSCS*D RSCC*D In an attempt to better serve the coaches, players and parents involved in youth and high school baseball and softball, the PBSCCS periodically publishes information on factors that can affect conditioning and performance at these...

Mastering The Machine By Loren Landow, CSCS, Denver Broncos As coaches and trainers, we have many different equipment options for training our athletes. Barbells, dumbbells, isolated equipment, medicine balls, TRX, kettlebells, Run Rockets, Elastomers, Sandbells and bags, weighted sleds, battle ropes and the list...

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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...