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

Friday, August 10, 2012

Balance vs Stability

Knowing the difference between balance and stability can go a long way when designing sensible baseball performance training programs for your ball players.  JC Santana, front thinker when it comes to Functional Training, provides an easy to understand perspective on balance and stability.

Here's a hint...Train stability and out train the game!


Bodybuilding, Jeff Bagwell & Baseball

Baseball strength training has evolved from the days when muscle magazines were carried into the gym and the bodybuilding training programs within were duplicated for baseball performance. If you're a baseball player and your training program is based on bodybuilding methodologies, then read on...

Out train the game.


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Curtis Martin NFL HOF Speech

 This video is Curtis Martin's Induction to NFL HOF Speech. Baseball player or not, athlete or not this video is a must see.  Captivating, compelling and moving.

Train Hard. Train Smart.

Love Life.


Friday, August 3, 2012

Why Baseball Players Shouldn't Olympic Lift | Eric Cressey

This is an excellent article from Eric Cressey, owner of Cressey Performance. 

 On June 25, 2010 I posted a blog which described my non-conforming perspective and thoughts regarding O-lifts for baseball performance strength training.

So when I read Eric's article earlier this week it was great to know that there were others (especially baseball reputable such as Eric) who shared similar views. 

Why Baseball Players Shouldn't Olympic Lift | Eric Cressey | High Performance Training, Personal Training

Spread the word. Train Hard. Train Smart.

Out train the game!