Key Points Most athletes will likely be training with very basic, common exercises such as a barbell squat, deadlift variation, pushes, and pulls. These exercises may not always be the most “attractive”, but they serve to provide athletes with the physical qualities that they need to excel at their sport such as endurance, strength, movement capacity, etc. Many of the “fancy” exercises seen on social media tend to limit the athlete’s ability to train these qualities, and end up being sub-par exercises as compared to their more simple counterparts. Guest Resources Rob Rabena: https://www.instagram.com/robrabena3/?hl=en Links & Social Media Website Rehab Integrated in Sports Education https://sportsrehabeducation.com/ Precision Performance Physical Therapy https://precisionperformancept.com/ Instagram RISE https://www.instagram.com/rise_education_/ Precision Performance Physical Therapy precisionperformance.pt Jon Herting, PT, DPT jonherting_dpt Max Lepage, PT, DPT maxlepage.dpt Nisha Meyer, PT, DPT nishameyer.dpt Troy Koch, PT, DPT troy.koch.dpt Nick Perugini, PT, DPT nickperugini.dpt Facebook https://www.facebook.com/myprecisionperformancept
25. Strength Training Assessments and Programming w/ Rob Rabena, CSCS
On Q Performance Therapy Podcast
Season 2, Episode 6 | Podcast #25 This week, Q chats with Rob Rabena, Director of Sports Performance at Maplezone Sports Institute (MSI) in Boothwyn, PA. He is also an adjunct professor at Widener University and he specializes in baseball, shoulder assessments, coaching, fitness training, and athletics programming design. In today’s episode, they talk about strength training assessments, sports programming, and hot topics in the field. ROB’S BACKGROUND 2:35 - Rob began specializing in baseball ever since grad school. 6:16 - Rob describes how some of the best lessons he learned in grad school were one’s he didn’t expect, such as culture development and brand development. 7:30 - A guiding saying in his life has been, “Athletes don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” ASSESSMENTS 8:40 - Rob explains how he approaches assessments from a data-driven perspective. 11:00 - There are three specific areas Rob focuses on in his assessments. 17:30 - Rob explains how his methods help prevent injury. 21:50 - He has learned the best way to talk with athletes about their results is to frame things positively. PROGRAMMING 23:30 - Q asks how Rob customizes a program after collecting data through his various assessments. 29:45 - Rob gives his take on the shoulder as a baseball specialist. He addresses the importance of developing a proper program depending on the athlete’s sport-specific goals. 38:00 - Q asks what patterns he sees the most, and Rob points out three areas in the shoulder that have the most issues with a range of motion. 39:45 - Rob stresses the importance of variability within strength training programs. 42:50 - Communicating with all members of the team is key, including the athlete, parents, physical therapist, doctor, etc. “QUICK HITTERS” Q asks Rob a series of quick questions on hot-topic issues to finish out the episode. 44:45 - How can we be doing better for athletes and injury prevention? 50:25 - Age appropriateness of weighted ball throws? 50:43 - Elbow injuries... why? 40:45 - Pitch counts in high school? 51:55 - What could baseball coaches be doing better? 53:16 - Sleeper stretch? 55:38 - Bench press for baseball players? 1:01:15 - Any other information you want to spread to our listeners? CONTACT Rob Rabena Instagram - @robrabena3 Twitter - @robrabena Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Podcast - Training Room Talk
In today's episode we meet Rob Rabena, the head strength and conditioning coach at Maplezone Sports Institute. Rob has studied formally at the undergraduate and graduate level, ultimately earning a Masters in Exercise Science. He then went on to apply that academic education to practice with a variety of athletes with many backgrounds, but focuses specifically on assisting baseball players in achieving their goal of making it to the big leagues.
On today’s episode of the AC Performance Podcast I sat down with MSI’s Director of Sports Performance Rob Rabena. We discuss how he got into the field of strength and conditioning and how he assesses and develops baseball players of all ages. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Rob Rabena on Arm Care and Building Better Baseball Players
Physical Preparation Podcast – Robertson Training Systems
Rob Rabena is the Director of Sports Performance at Maplezone Sports Institute, located in Garnet Valley PA. At MSI, Rob and his team of strength coaches work with all levels of the baseball athlete from middle school up to the professional ranks. Prior to MSI, he was the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Cabrini College in Radnor, Pennsylvania, and an intern at the infamous Cressey Performance (which I tried not to hold against him). In this show, Rob and I talk about his evaluation process for incoming athletes, how he describes his training philosophy, and we go deep on the topic of arm care, including his thoughts on how to maximize the effectiveness of your program. Show Outline Here’s a brief overview of what we covered in this week’s show: MR’s Monologue: On Authority, Absolutes, and Authenticity. Rob’s random start in the fitness industry, and his path to working at Maplezone Sports Institute His eval process when training baseball players, and what he tends to spend the most time working on. How he takes the results of that evaluation process and plugs it into his first program. The major differences between a program for a young athlete, and a more seasoned vet or professional. Rob’s over-aching training philosophy, and how that comes through in the programming he writes, and the environment he’s worked to create. Arm Care: What is it, why it’s important, and his thoughts and viewpoints on it. How his use of “big-bang” exercises in his arm care program allow him to check a lot of boxes, while still making his workouts efficient and time effective. The BIG Question. The always popular lightning round, where we discuss his career highlight, what it’s like being a new dad, and what’s up next for Rob Rabena. Related Links Connect with Rob Rob on Twitter (RobRabena) Rob on Instagram (RobRabena3) The post Rob Rabena on Arm Care and Building Better Baseball Players appeared first on Robertson Training Systems.