Coaches Journal – It Takes What It Takes

I want to give some context before I start this blog. This company has trained well over 2,000 baseball players (at the time of this blog being written) from High School up to the Big Leagues. Over the course of the last 8 years, a large number of those players were trained in some aspect […]

Conjugate 4athletes part 1

Athletes everywhere are being influenced by social media. Most of the questions that come my way via social media are in regard to the Conjugate system. Some love it, some hate it. Either way, most strength coaches incorporate some type of Conjugate sequence within their own periodization schemes regardless if they know it or not. Over the next […]

Conjugate 4athletes part 2

In my previous blog I discussed the importance of building the initial foundation and raising GPP during the prep phase. In this blog I will address enhancing the current foundation for athletes who have already built their initial base. I will also discuss ME and DE work in more detail and dive into the practical […]

Conjugate 4athletes part 3

Special Strength Training (SST) “Special Strength Training is based on the specific characteristics of physical training and the long-term dynamics of the STS (Sports Training Process)”. (Supertraining 2003-2009) There are key principles that form the foundation of Special Strength Training that I believe are important for understanding this crucial part of development. Brief overview of […]

Conjugate 4 athletes Course Review

The Conjugate 4 Athletes S&C Course was developed to equip S&C coaches with a training practice rooted in scientific laws and principles. This course walks you through a basic level understanding on applied sciences and then progresses toward extremely advanced applied sciences. This way, coaches of all skill levels can benefit from this course. The content in […]

The Conjugate Approach to increasing Throwing Velocity

It’s no secret that we employ the Conjugate Method in the weight room at OPP. But what about improving a pitchers throwing velocity? Eventually it takes more than just a quality strength training program to do this optimally. At OPP we prefer to use the scientific method to come to conclusions. Such as what training system or […]

Speed Training for Baseball Players

Running 60 yd sprints, jogging poles, and stretching more isn’t the answer to increased speed or explosiveness on the baseball field. First let’s look at the demands of the sport to set the parameters for our training.   A pitch is thrown roughly every 30-45 seconds. Which means every 30-45 seconds a baseball player is […]

Reactive Strength for Baseball Players

Reactive strength is the ability to switch from a maximal force following an eccentric stretch to a concentric action in a plyometric or a fast-rebound action. The speed between the eccentric stretch and the concentric action is telling and displays an athlete’s reactive ability. This reactive ability is important for baseball players, especially high-level throwers and hitters. […]