Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

Posts Tagged ‘training’

What is it Like to Coach in the AZ Complex League? Interview with Ryan Clausen – Cubs, John Abbott – Cubs, Nate Penaranda – A’s  The Arizona Complex League is in its 33rd season and is a rookie-level Minor League Baseball league that has operated in and around Phoenix, AZ, since 1988. Prior to 2021, it was...

Identify Individual Needs By James Clifford, RSCC In baseball, as in the general population, there are a variety of body types performing different roles and this is a significant factor to keep in mind when designing personalized training programs. For that reason, the Seattle Mariners have created a needs analysis...

Interview with Former MLB Strength and Conditioning Coach Rick Slate – Marlins 1992-2001, Mets 2003-2010, Braves 2011-2017 In an attempt to help current and future PBSCCS members understand the evolution of the position of strength and conditioning coach in professional baseball, the PBSSC is posting interviews with...

Tricks of the Trade Cold Weather By: Brett Walker, PT, ATC, SCS, CSCS, Assistant Athletic Trainer, Chicago White Sox As baseball season approaches, we think about moving from the warm weather of the Cactus League to the stiff, cold wind that blows off Lake Michigan in Chicago. April baseball in the Windy City presents...

Altitude Training Masks – Do they Work? By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E and Jose Vazquez, PT, RSSC There are numerous new training devices being introduced each year that claim to help improve fitness, delay fatigue, enhance performance and reduce the risk of injury. Some are good, some are bad and some are...

Progressions from Glute Bridge to Hip Lift to Hip Thrust by Dwayne Peterson Research indicates that the weighted horizontally directed hip thrust is an effective exercise for the muscles of the posterior chain – glutes, hamstrings, calves and back – that can be used to improve performance in the weight room and on...

KB Swing by Nate Tamargo

Tabata Training for Baseball By Ed Yong, MS, CSCS, RYT Baseball is a sport that requires repeated brief efforts of max intensity followed by 20-30 seconds or more of recovery. Tabata training is a high-intensity interval training program (HIIT) that has been shown to improve both anaerobic and aerobic capacity making...

Practice vs. Training By Flint Wallace Practice and Training are terms that are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same. Every baseball team and player practices, but not all of them train. Let me explain what I mean. Practice is what we universally call anything that involves throwing, hitting, throwing...

More Isn’t Always Better. Sometimes More Is Just More By Jill Wolforth It seems in this day and age of keeping up with and surpassing the Jones’, people often believe doing more or having more makes you or the things around you better. That’s not always the case. Actually, more isn’t always better. Sometimes more...