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Today's players are bigger, stronger, and faster than ever before. A focused conditioning program has become essential to on-the-field success. Complete Conditioning for Baseball features a comprehensive training approach that builds players' physical abilities as well as the baseball-specific skills their positions require.

Steve Tamborra, strength and conditioning coach for 60 AP Collegiate All-Americans, 16 first-round draft picks, and more than 100 athletes drafted by professional sports teams, provides exercises, drills, and programs designed to improve the essential elements of the sport—strength, power, speed, agility, and quickness. His programs will help you in these areas:

-Generate more power at the plate.

-Strengthen and protect your pitching arm.

-Increase the velocity of throws.

-Expand your range in the field.

-Improve quickness on the base paths.

In addition, the 45-minute DVD takes you onto the diamond and into the gym to demonstrate the same exercises and drills by the game's best.

With physical assessment tests, nutritional guidelines, and seasonal workouts, Complete Conditioning for Baseball is your guide to maximizing your talents and becoming a perennial all-star.

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What People Are Saying

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"Finally a true baseball training program for dedicated players, managers, and strength and conditioning coaches. From year-round conditioning plans to position-specific programs, Coach Tamborra's Complete Conditioning for Baseball is a must-have for any player seeking success at the plate, in the field, or on the base path."

Mark Teixeira
MLB All-Star

"Steve's passion for excellence, coupled with his desire to see athletes succeed, has been an important factor in our program's success. That passion and expertise combine in Complete Conditioning for Baseball's book and DVD set, making it the premier training package for the sport."

Danny Hall
Head Baseball Coach, Georgia Tech

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736062435
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/14/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 679,107
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Tamborra is a respected strength and conditioning coach who has trained 60 AP Collegiate All-Americans, 16 first-round draft picks, and more than 100 athletes drafted by professional sports teams, including 10 players drafted and the fifth overall pick in 2007.

Since 1999, Tamborra has been the head strength coach for Georgia Tech's baseball program, where he focuses on player development. Before working with Georgia Tech, he was the assistant strength coach for Florida State University's athletic program. Tamborra is certified by CSCC, NSCA, ACSM, and USA Weightlifting.

Tamborra earned a bachelor's degree in nutrition and fitness and a master's degree in sports administration from Florida State University. Tamborra and his family live in Mableton, Georgia.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Testing for Baseball Fitness
Chapter 2. Warming Up for Action
Chapter 3. Developing Total-Body Strength
Chapter 4. Protecting the Arm and Shoulder
Chapter 5. Strengthening the Core
Chapter 6. Powering Up With Plyometrics
Chapter 7. Improving Speed, Quickness, and Agility
Chapter 8. Fueling for Peak Performance
Chapter 9. Conditioning Year Round

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