52 Week Baseball Training

52 Week Baseball Training

By: Gene Coleman (author)Paperback

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Author Gene Coleman provides players and coaches with a proven programme for getting in shape for baseball. This book provides a complete year-round schedule of workouts for the off-season and for peak performance when it counts - during the season and playoffs. These day-by-day, week-by-week, season-by-season workouts include resistance training, total conditioning exercises and position-specific drills. the workouts are divided into two age categories: ages 12 to 18 and ages 19 and over. The training plan conforms well to secondary school, university and summer-league calendars and organises workouts into sequential phases: post-season, off-season, pre-season and in-season. In addition to these detailed weekly fitness programmes, the book describes how to perform each drill and exercise and includes more than 150 photographs showing proper technique.

About Author

Gene Coleman has been a Major League Baseball (MLB) strength and conditioning coach for 22 years, working with the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers. One of the first strength and conditioning specialists hired in MLB, Coleman has worked with many of the game's stars, including Nolan Ryan, Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, Ken Caminiti, Joe Morgan, Randy Johnson, and Moises Alou. He was the first to research the physical, physiological, and performance profiles of MLB players. In addition to 52-Week Baseball Training, Coleman has published 24 conditioning manuals for baseball teams, eight research articles on MLB players, and 50 other articles related to health and fitness. Coleman has worked as a strength and conditioning coach for the men's basketball team at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also worked on the football strength and conditioning staff. He has served as a consultant for several college athletic programs, as well as teams in the NFL, NHL, and NBA. A college professor and strength and conditioning coach for 33 years at the University of Texas, Texas Tech, University of Houston, and Eastern Kentucky, Coleman received his EdD from the University of Texas at Austin, his MEd From Oklahoma University, and his bachelor's degree in physical education from Lamar University. Coleman has experience outside the sports arena as well, serving for six years as a member of the research team involved in astronaut selection for NASA. He received a Certificate of Recognition from NASA for writing the Astronaut Training Manual and helped design exercise protocols and evaluate exercise devices for space flight. Coleman is currently a full professor and chair of the program in fitness and human performance at the University of Houston at Clear Lake. Coleman lives in League City, Texas with his wife, Barbara. They have two children, Jarrett and Ashlyn. In his spare time, he enjoys working out and watching baseball and college football.


Part 1 The year-round conditioning plan: post-season - active rest and recovery; off-season - fitness training; pre-season I - training to compete; pre-season II - training to play; in-season - training to win. Part 2 Exercises and drills: warm-up/cool-down and flexibility; core strength training; shoulder, elbow, forearm, and hand; speed; power.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780736003223
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780736003223
  • weight: 794
  • ISBN10: 0736003223

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