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

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Roster Expansion

Five Tool Baseball Performance Training is proud to announce the addition of Brandon Kloess to its roster. Brandon, spent the past 4 seasons coming out of the bullpen with the White Sox organization making it as high as AAA in 2012.

After being traded to the San Diego Padres this off-season, Brandon contacted Five Tool Baseball  to handle his off-season strength & conditioning.  4x per smart, training hard all for the 2013 opening day roster.

Out train the game!


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Anibal Sanchez 3 years of Reflection

The other day I found myself reflecting about the strength training I had orchestrated for Anibal Sanchez over the past three off-seasons (2009-2011). More importantly I took a mental inventory of his on-field performance accomplishments during the respective 2010 thru 2012 seasons.

Before sharing those performance based accomplishments, it's important to note that when Anibal and I first met in 2009 he had just completed his 4th MLB season which also happened to represent the 4th year in a row in which he had spent some sort of time the Disabled List (DL). 2009 represented the 1st of three consecutive strength & conditioning off-seasons and 2012 represented the 3rd of three consecutive seasons in which Anibal did not spend ANY time of the DL. Bottom line is this, each of our off-season strength training programs had two goals: enhance performance and reduce incidence of injury (maintaining health). His results - THREE years strong!!!

  • 2009 off-season dropped 30 pounds (235 to 205) and has maintained weight
  • 2010 thru 2012: three consecutive injury free & DL free seasons; first time in his 7 year career
  • 2010 career high starts (32)
  • 2011 matches career high starts (32)
  • 2011 career high innings pitched (196.1)
  • 2011 career high strikeouts (202)
  • 2012 American League Champion - Detroit Tigers
  • 2012 World Series - Detroit Tigers
As I've said time and time again, In-Season performance starts during the Off-Season!!!!!

Out Train the Game.