Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

Stability

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Research Review Hip Abduction Strength Contributes to Dynamic Control of the Trunk and Legs Simple single-leg step-down test (SLSD test) can help assess hip abduction strength, enhance performance and reduce the risk of injury A recent study by medical personnel at USC and California Angles of 180 minor league...

Atlas Split Squats with Perturbation By Brian Schiff, PT, OCS, CSCS Training and rehabbing athletes to maintain core stiffness in athletic functional positions will improve performance and reduce injury risks for the spine and lower extremities. This exercise is an effective way to address postural stability,...

Plank Exercise: Types, Progressions and Duration By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E and Jose Vazquez, PT, RSCC The plank is a principle exercise in most strength and conditioning coaches tool boxes. Designed primarily to resist extension and enhance core stability, planks are efficient, effective, can be performed...

Modified Baseball / Softball Pick-Up Drill for Conditioning By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E Pick-up drills have been used in baseball for decades to improve lateral movement, enhance fielding and improve conditioning in both pitchers and position players. The traditional approach is to have a player and coach face...

Open and Close the Gate By Ric Mabie, RSCC Groin strains are one of the most common injuries in a sport like baseball where there’s a lot of running, starting, stopping, changing directions and jumping. The following exercise is a closed-chain, dynamic exercise for the muscles of the groin and lower body that can...

Side Plank with Hip Abduction By Brian Schiff, PT, OCS, CSCS, We know that improving hip strength and stability are important parts of most corrective exercise and general training programs. With limited time for training sessions, it’s important to know which exercises produce the highest muscle recruitment. We...