Total Fitness for Baseball

John Cisski

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Synopsis: Designed to help coaches and athletes develop the optimal training program to prepare for a competitive baseball season. What separates many baseball players is their dedication to a strength and conditioning program. Not only will commitment to the training program provide a better opportunity to maximize baseball performance, but it will also reduce the risk for injury, minimize the extent of injury, and enhance the return to top performance after a player is injured. Chapter 1 provides information concerning the development of a resistance-training program, including how manipulation of training variables can enhance muscle strength, power, and size. Chapters 2 and 3 present information on the development of plyometric and speed/agility training, while chapter 4 focuses on aerobic and anaerobic conditioning. Chapter 5 discusses how to incorporate the information provided in the first four chapters into an annual training program, including both in-season and off-season conditioning. Chapter 6 provides information concerning the importance of a proper warm-up, including the benefits of dynamic movements and explanations of various type of stretching programs. Descriptions of selected static and partner-assisted stretches are also provided. Chapter 7 presents information on throwing programs to increase the strength of the throwing arm and Chapter 8 provides basic nutritional information for athletes, including recommendations for athletes interested in gaining weight or losing weight. In addition, recommendations for pre-exercise/pre-game and post-exercise/post-game meals are also provided.

About the Author: Jay Hoffman, Ph.D., CSCS*D is the Chair of the Department of Health and Exercise Science at the College of New Jersey. Dr. Hoffman s research interests include sport endocrinology, training program paradigms, and nutritional supplementation. One of the most respected professionals in the field of sport science, he has published extensively and is a frequent presenter at professional symposia and meetings worldwide. Dr. Hoffman holds dual citizenship in the United States and Israel and served in the Israeli Air Force, where he culminated his military career in the post of Commander of the Israeli Air Force Physiological Unit. Currently, he also serves as the Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Jose Vazquez, MPT, RSCC, is the Major League strength & conditioning coach for the Texas Rangers. Vazquez previously worked with the New York Mets for four seasons. He served as the Mets director of rehabilitation in 2005 and was the club s assistant strength and conditioning coordinator from 2002 to 2004. Prior to joining the Mets, he was the sports physical therapist for the Therapy Center in Knoxville, TN, and the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, TN, from 1998 to 2001. In 1998, he was a co-founder of TNT sports-specific training in Knoxville. After earning second team All-American honors at the University of Tennessee in 1992, Vazquez was selected by St. Louis in the 42nd round of the 1992 June draft. He played professionally for three seasons as an outfielder in the Cardinals organization and for the Northern League s Duluth club. Vazquez graduated from Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science degree in education in 1994 and received his Masters of physical therapy from Nova Southeastern in Fort Lauderdale, FL, in 1998.

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