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Strength Training for Baseball Online CE Course With Print Book

Strength Training for Baseball Online CE Course With Print Book

$180.95 CAD


Product Format
    This package includes the following:
    • Strength Training for Baseball book
    • Online study guide
    • Online continuing education exam
    Developed with the expertise of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Strength Training for Baseball explains the value of resistance training for baseball athletes—backed by practical experience, evidence-based training methodologies, and research. This course will help you understand the specific physical demands of each position—pitchers, catchers, middle infielders, corner infielders, center fielders, and corner outfielders—so you can design programs that translate to performance on the field. You will also find the following:
    • 13 detailed protocols to test baseball athletes’ strength, power, speed, agility, body composition, and anthropometry
    • 11 total body resistance exercises with 13 variations
    • 19 lower body exercises with 29 variations
    • 28 upper body exercises with 38 variations
    • 23 anatomical core exercises with 11 variations
    • 34 sample programs for off-season, preseason, in-season, and postseason resistance training
    Each resistance training exercise consists of a series of photos and a detailed list of primary muscles trained, beginning position and movement phases, modifications and variations, and coaching tips to guide you in selecting the right exercises for a program. You’ll also learn how to structure those programs based on the goals and length of each season and for each position.

    The study guide includes learning activities, along with an answer key, to help you prepare for the course exam. Once you complete the course and pass the exam, you can print a certificate for continuing education credits.

    Learning Objectives
    • Explain the importance of resistance training for baseball athletes.
    • Identify the most common injuries of baseball players.
    • Describe the different physical qualities related to performance and positions in baseball.
    • Describe and select appropriate testing protocols.
    • Select appropriate exercises for baseball athletes.
    • Describe training program variables for resistance training of baseball athletes.
    • Explain safe and effective exercise, spotting, and breathing techniques in the performance of resistance training exercises.
    • Identify primary muscles trained for specific resistance training exercises.
    • Describe goals, objectives, length, structure, and organization of a resistance training program for the off-season, preseason, in-season, and postseason.


    Strength and conditioning professionals, personal trainers, athletic trainers, and other professionals who supervise and train athletes for baseball.
    Foreword by Nolan Ryan
    Introduction by David J. Szymanski

    Part I. Principles of Sport-Specific Resistance Training

    Chapter 1. Importance of Resistance Training
    David J. Szymanski and Brad Lawson

    Chapter 2. Analysis of the Sport and Sport Positions
    A. Eugene Coleman and William E. Amonette

    Chapter 3. Testing Protocols and Athlete Assessment
    David J. Szymanski and Jose Vazquez

    Chapter 4. Sport-Specific Program Design Guidelines
    Sean Marohn and Zach Gjestvang

    Part II. Exercise Technique

    Chapter 5. Total Body Exercise Technique
    Jay Dawes

    Chapter 6. Lower Body Exercise Technique
    Matthew Krause and Rigo Febles

    Chapter 7. Upper Body Exercise Technique
    Paul Fournier

    Chapter 8. Anatomical Core Exercise Technique
    Nate Shaw and Derek Somerville

    Part III. Program Design Guidelines and Sample Programs

    Chapter 9. Off-Season Programming
    Patrick McHenry, Chris Joyner, and Joe Kessler

    Chapter 10. Preseason Programming
    Patrick McHenry, Chris Joyner, and Joe Kessler

    Chapter 11. In-Season Programming
    Patrick McHenry, Chris Joyner, and Joe Kessler

    Chapter 12. Postseason Programming
    Patrick McHenry, Chris Joyner, and Joe Kessler
    The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is the world’s leading organization in the field of sport conditioning. Drawing on the resources and expertise of the most recognized professionals in strength training and conditioning, sport science, performance research, education, and sports medicine, the NSCA is the world’s trusted source of knowledge and training guidelines for coaches and athletes. The NSCA provides the crucial link between the lab and the field.

    A. Eugene (“Gene”) Coleman, EdD, RSCC*E, is a professor emeritus in the exercise and health science program at University of Houston–Clear Lake. He serves as a strength consultant for the Texas Rangers and as a content editor for the Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society website. Coleman was the first strength and conditioning professional in Major League Baseball (MLB) and worked with the Houston Astros from 1978 to 2012. He was also the first strength and conditioning professional invited to the MLB All-Star game in 2012, the same year in which he earned the NSCA Lifetime Achievement Award.

    David J. Szymanski, PhD, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E, FNSCA, is the department chair and a professor of kinesiology at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana. He is the director of baseball performance for the Louisiana Tech baseball team and formerly served as the head strength and conditioning coach and as an assistant baseball coach for that team as well as at Auburn University and Texas Lutheran University.

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