Five Tool Baseball Performance Training (FTBPT) is dedicated to sharing its knowledge, ideas and opinions on baseball performance training based upon field tested experiences as player, coach and baseball strength & conditioning coach. Proper exercise technique ( to ensure effective & efficient training programs) and baseball related movement patterns are implemented to maximize on-field performance. Emphasis is placed on movement based training which integrates multiple muscle groups. This approach has a greater transfer to on-field performance and can minimize the incidence and risk of injury. 
 If a game is being played you can be sure Im watching it from home or from the stands. Many of my own workouts involve designing/creating out-of-the-box exercises & programs to enhance performance and movement unique to baseball

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Thank You Dr. Coleman

Dr. Gene Coleman, Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Houston Astros, has humbled me with his words.Here's what he had to say. Thank you for the compliments Dr. Coleman.---Adam

During the off-season leading into the 2008 baseball campaign, the Houston Astros Baseball Club acquired shortstop Miguel Tejada. It was then I learned that Miguel was performing his off-season strength training with Adam Brush, Institute of Human Performance. Having had the opportunity to sit down to discuss training philosophies with Adam it is evident that he understands the demands of the game; as such the club was pleased with the overall strength and conditioning Miguel possessed upon arrival into spring training camp. Adam’s unique perspective on strength training, bridges multi-disciplinary training modalities creating an off-field training environment conducive to the on-field demands specific to baseball. It was this process that helped keep Miguel injury free and on the field during 2008 season.

Coming from a baseball background (as player, coach and strength coach) Adam is capable of earning the trust of ball players from all levels. He is an up and coming baseball strength coach who I believe ‘gets it’.

I endorse Adam and would recommend him not only for my own players, but for baseball players of all levels.

Gene Coleman, Ed. D., CSCS, FACSM
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Houston Astros Baseball Club

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