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

Monday, December 20, 2010

Ramon Hernandez Lower Body Training

Here's a video clip of Ramon implementing our lower body training program. His SUV is 7,500#...but add the the driver, and a full tank of gas, AND Ramon was getting after about 8,000# truck push. Regardless as to how many games Ramon catches in '11, the amount of squatting behind the plate and overall log term knee stress cannot be downplayed. That being said, our off-season lower body program is designed specifically to keep his knees safe and healthy, so he arrives into spring training camp with fresh knees and ready to go. Therefore, we get after the truck and tires. The truck push is more favorable on the knees, than traditional squats, while never sacrificing strength or power. The huge PLUS to truck/tire training is the amount of real conditioning you'll get.

Get after it. Trucks are easy to find.

Go hard in the yard.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Lower Body Strength & Power

Lower body strength, lower body power and a new dimension to endurance/conditioning. Check out Florida Marlins SP, Anibal Sanchez taking care of business. 7400# SUV + full tank of fuel+ driver and we're in the range of moving 7800#. When we train he is all business with laser focus. Feel free to contact me at for any baseball related questions or comments.

Go hard in the yard.


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Bull Durham

Classic scene. We have the 5 tools and then we have this scene from Bull Durham really simplifying the game