- 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 17, 2012
Last Friday, December 15, 2012 was a very rewarding day. It was when Anibal Sanchez, SP, agreed to a 5 year $80 Million contract to remain with the Detroit Tigers. Having been his off-season baseball strength coach for the past 3 off-seasons it was an equally rewarding day for me...maybe not 80 million dollars worth, but it sure was rewarding. You see, prior to teaming up with Five Tool Baseball in 2009, Anibal saw time on and off the Disabled List(DL) for each of his first 4 years in the MLB. Since joining FTB, our plan never wavered; train to keep him on the mound.
You have to be healthy and capable of taking the ball every 5th day to show your worth. For the past 3 years Anibal has been healthy, strong, with zero trips to the Disabled List. As his trainer, that's been my reward...his health. Three years healthy, got him 5 years and a whole lot of money.
He has been the perfect example of gym tested and field proven. Anibal out trains the game!
Buena Suerte Anibal.