Texas Rangers Strength & Conditioning

Weeks 13-15 – Power Phase I

Power Phase I – Week 13

Monday

Warm Up & Speed Mechanics: (Do Each Exercise – 2x 20-30 yards)

  • Light Jogging
  • Shuffle (R/L)
  • Backward Run
  • A Skip – Forward
  • A Skip – Backward
  • A Skip – Lateral (R/L)
  • C Skip – High Knees
  • Butt Kicks
  • Quick Carioca (R/L)

Dynamic Mobility: (Do Each Exercise – 2x 10-20 yards – Add Light Stretching / Foam Rolling)

  • Forward Lunge w/ Elbow In
  • Inchworm
  • Backward Lunge & Reach
  • RDL / Hamstring Walk
  • Deep Squat & Shuffle
  • Walking Straight Leg Kick

Quick Burst Acceleration / Short Sprints

  • 3x 30 yards, 3x 40 yards, 3x 50 yards, and 3x 60 yards – Perform short to long with walk back rest between sprints

Complex Training** – Legs (Squat Focus) & Back: (add extra warm up sets as needed – 3-5 rest minutes between sets)

Lift Sets Reps Weight / Accomplished
Back Squat w/ 3 5
Squat Jumps 3 5  
1-Arm Dumbell Row w/ 4 5
Alt. Overhead MB Slam 4 5  
1-Leg RDL w/ 2 10
Alt. Skater Bounds 2 10  

** For Complex Training, pair the strength exercise listed immediately with the explosive exercise that follows, then rest.

Core:

  • Rollouts: 2 x 10
  • Partner (Eccentric) Hamstring Curl: 2 x 10

Tuesday

Weightroom Warm Up: (KB = Kettle Bell – Add Light Stretching / Foam Rolling

  • Jump Rope Routine – x100
  • Miniband Hip Series
  • Shoulder Tubing
  • Anti-Rotations – x20
  • KB Halos – x10 each
  • KB Swing – x15
  • KB (Goblet) Squat – x10
  • KB “Farmers Walk” – 2x
    (Hold a KB in Each Hand)

Core:

  • Cable Chop & Lift: 2 x 10 each
  • Cable Horizontal Push-Pull: 2 x 10 each

Complex Training** – Light Upper-Body: (rest for 2-3 minutes between sets)

Lift Sets Reps Weight / Accomplished
Alt. DB Incline Bench Press w/ 3 5
Rotational MB Chest Pass 3 5  
3-Way Shoulder Raises 2 10 each
Hammer Curls 2 10
Tricep Extensions 2 10
Wrist Pronation / Supination 2 15-20 each
Grip Work 2 15-20 each

Conditioning: Speed Endurance Interval

  • 2 x 6 Cut 60’s (30 yards down & back) or Infield Arcs / Bases – 30 second interval , 2-3 minutes rest between sets

Thursday

Warm-Up & Speed Mechanics: (Do Each Exercise – 2x 10-20 yards – Add Light Stretching / Foam Rolling)

  • Groin Walk – Forward
  • Groin Walk – Backward
  • Groin Skip – Forward
  • Groin Skip – Backward
  • High Knee Carioca (R/L)
  • Shuffle & Stride It Out (R/L)

Speed Mechanics (Continued) – Tempo Form Drills: (Do Each Exercise – 3 x 10 seconds)

  • Wall Sprints – Maintain 45⁰ Forward Body Lean
  • Seated Sprint Arm Action – Hip to Cheek

Multi-Directional Agility / Footwork:

  • Ladder Drills – Pick 4 Drills for 2-3 Reps Each
  • 3 x Each – Pro-Agility (5-10-5) Drill
  • 3 x Each – L-Drill
  • 5 x Each – Ball Drop Reaction Quick Starts (R/L)

Complex Training** – Legs (Hinge Focus) & Back: (add extra warm up sets as needed – 3-5 rest minutes between sets)

Lift Sets Reps Weight / Accomplished
HEX or Barbell Deadlift 3 3
Box Jumps 3 5  
Weighted Pullups 4 5
MB Power Slam (in Front) 4 5  
Dumbell Split Squat or Lunge 2 10
Alt. Split Jumps 2 10  

** For Complex Training, pair the strength exercise listed immediately with the explosive exercise that follows, then rest.

Core:

  • Reverse Hip Extensions: 2 x 10
  • Bird-Dogs (Hold Position): 1 x 30 seconds each

Friday

Weightroom Warm Up: (KB = Kettle Bell – Add Light Stretching / Foam Rolling)

  • Jump Rope Routine – x100
  • Miniband Hip Series
  • Shoulder Tubing
  • Anti-Rotations – x20
  • KB Halos – x10 each
  • KB Swing – x15
  • KB (Goblet) Squat – x10
  • KB “Suitcase” Carry – 2x
    Each Arm For Distance

ABS #3 Core Routine: (Do Each Exercise)

  • Bicycle Crunches – 2 x 25 each
  • Russian Twist – 2 x 25 each
  • Opposite Leg Toe Touch – 2 x 10 each
  • Cobra Stretch (Hold) – x20 seconds

Complex Training** – Heavy Upper-Body: (add extra warm up sets as needed – 3-5 rest minutes between sets)

Lift Sets Reps Weight / Accomplished
Bench Press w/ 3 5
MB Chest Pass 3 5  
Curl & Press 3 5
Zotman Curls 3 5
Tricep Extensions 3 5
Wrist Flexion / Extension 2 15-20 each
Grip Work 2 15-20 each

Conditioning: Short Burst Sprints / Interval Finisher (complete all drills below in the order listed)

  • 10 x 10 yard burst (from your base running stance) – Walk back rest between sprints; 2-3 minute break
  • 1 x Gasser (50 yards down and back twice) – 2 minute interval

Power Phase I – Week 14

Monday

Warm Up & Speed Mechanics: (Do Each Exercise – 2x 20-30 yards)

  • Light Jogging
  • Shuffle (R/L)
  • Backward Run
  • A Skip – Forward
  • A Skip – Backward
  • A Skip – Lateral (R/L)
  • C Skip – High Knees
  • Butt Kicks
  • Quick Carioca (R/L)

Dynamic Mobility: (Do Each Exercise – 2x 10-20 yards – Add Light Stretching / Foam Rolling)

  • Forward Lunge w/ Elbow In
  • Inchworm
  • Backward Lunge & Reach
  • RDL / Hamstring Walk
  • Deep Squat & Shuffle
  • Walking Straight Leg Kick

Quick Burst Acceleration / Short Sprints

  • 3x 30 yards, 3x 40 yards, 3x 50 yards, and 3x 60 yards – Perform short to long with walk back rest between sprints

Complex Training** – Legs (Squat Focus) & Back: (add extra warm up sets as needed – 3-5 rest minutes between sets)

Lift Sets Reps Weight / Accomplished
Back Squat w/ 3 5
Squat Jumps 3 5  
1-Arm Dumbell Row w/ 4 5
Alt. Overhead MB Slam 4 5  
1-Leg RDL w/ 2 10
Alt. Skater Bounds 2 10  

** For Complex Training, pair the strength exercise listed immediately with the explosive exercise that follows, then rest.

Core:

  • Rollouts: 2 x 10
  • Partner (Eccentric) Hamstring Curl: 2 x 10

Tuesday

Weightroom Warm Up: (KB = Kettle Bell – Add Light Stretching / Foam Rolling

  • Jump Rope Routine – x100
  • Miniband Hip Series
  • Shoulder Tubing
  • Anti-Rotations – x20
  • KB Halos – x10 each
  • KB Swing – x15
  • KB (Goblet) Squat – x10
  • KB “Farmers Walk” – 2x
    (Hold a KB in Each Hand)

Core:

  • Cable Chop & Lift: 2 x 10 each
  • Cable Horizontal Push-Pull: 2 x 10 each

Complex Training** – Light Upper-Body: (rest for 2-3 minutes between sets)

Lift Sets Reps Weight / Accomplished
Alt. DB Incline Bench Press w/ 3 5
Rotational MB Chest Pass 3 5  
3-Way Shoulder Raises 2 10 each
Hammer Curls 2 10
Tricep Extensions 2 10
Wrist Pronation / Supination 2 15-20 each
Grip Work 2 15-20 each

Conditioning: Speed Endurance Interval

  • 2 x 6 Cut 60’s (30 yards down & back) or Infield Arcs / Bases – 30 second interval, 2-3 minutes rest between sets

Thursday

Warm-Up & Speed Mechanics: (Do Each Exercise – 2x 10-20 yards – Add Light Stretching / Foam Rolling)

  • Groin Walk – Forward
  • Groin Walk – Backward
  • Groin Skip – Forward
  • Groin Skip – Backward
  • High Knee Carioca (R/L)
  • Shuffle & Stride It Out (R/L)

Speed Mechanics (Continued) – Tempo Form Drills: (Do Each Exercise – 3 x 10 seconds)

  • Wall Sprints – Maintain 45⁰ Forward Body Lean
  • Seated Sprint Arm Action – Hip to Cheek

Multi-Directional Agility / Footwork:

  • Ladder Drills – Pick 4 Drills for 2-3 Reps Each
  • 3 x Each – Pro-Agility (5-10-5) Drill
  • 3 x Each – L-Drill
  • 5 x Each – Ball Drop Reaction Quick Starts (R/L)

Complex Training** – Legs (Hinge Focus) & Back: (add extra warm up sets as needed – 3-5 rest minutes between sets)

Lift Sets Reps Weight / Accomplished
HEX or Barbell Deadlift 3 3
Box Jumps 3 5  
Weighted Pullups 4 5
MB Power Slam (in Front) 4 5  
Dumbell Split Squat or Lunge 2 10
Alt. Split Jumps 2 10  

** For Complex Training, pair the strength exercise listed immediately with the explosive exercise that follows, then rest.

Core:

  • Reverse Hip Extensions: 2 x 10
  • Bird-Dogs (Hold Position): 1 x 30 seconds each

Friday

Weightroom Warm Up: (KB = Kettle Bell – Add Light Stretching / Foam Rolling)

  • Jump Rope Routine – x100
  • Miniband Hip Series
  • Shoulder Tubing
  • Anti-Rotations – x20
  • KB Halos – x10 each
  • KB Swing – x15
  • KB (Goblet) Squat – x10
  • KB “Bottom-Up” Carry –
    2x Each Arm For Distance

ABS #3 Core Routine: (Do Each Exercise)

  • Bicycle Crunches – 2 x 25 each
  • Russian Twist – 2 x 25 each
  • Opposite Leg Toe Touch – 2 x 10 each
  • Cobra Stretch (Hold) – x20 seconds

Complex Training** – Heavy Upper-Body: (add extra warm up sets as needed – 3-5 rest minutes between sets)

Lift Sets Reps Weight / Accomplished
Bench Press w/ 3 5
MB Chest Pass 3 5  
Curl & Press 3 5
Zotman Curls 3 5
Tricep Extensions 3 5
Wrist Flexion / Extension 2 15-20 each
Grip Work 2 15-20 each

Conditioning: Short Burst Sprints / Interval Finisher (complete all drills below in the order listed)

  • 10 x 10 yard burst (from your base running stance) – Walk back rest between sprints; 2-3 minute break
  • 2 x Gasser (50 yards down and back twice) – 2 minute interval

Power Phase I – Week 15

Monday

Warm Up & Speed Mechanics: (Do Each Exercise – 2x 20-30 yards)

  • Light Jogging
  • Shuffle (R/L)
  • Backward Run
  • A Skip – Forward
  • A Skip – Backward
  • A Skip – Lateral (R/L)
  • C Skip – High Knees
  • Butt Kicks
  • Quick Carioca (R/L)

Dynamic Mobility: (Do Each Exercise – 2x 10-20 yards – Add Light Stretching / Foam Rolling)

  • Forward Lunge w/ Elbow In
  • Inchworm
  • Backward Lunge & Reach
  • RDL / Hamstring Walk
  • Deep Squat & Shuffle
  • Walking Straight Leg Kick

Quick Burst Acceleration / Short Sprints

  • 3x 30 yards, 3x 40 yards, 3x 50 yards, and 3x 60 yards – Perform short to long with walk back rest between sprints

Complex Training** – Legs (Squat Focus) & Back: (add extra warm up sets as needed – 3-5 rest minutes between sets)

Lift Sets Reps Weight / Accomplished
Back Squat w/ 3 5
Squat Jumps 3 5  
1-Arm Dumbell Row w/ 4 5
Alt. Overhead MB Slam 4 5  
1-Leg RDL w/ 2 10
Alt. Skater Bounds 2 10  

** For Complex Training, pair the strength exercise listed immediately with the explosive exercise that follows, then rest.

Core:

  • Rollouts: 2 x 10
  • Partner (Eccentric) Hamstring Curl: 2 x 10

Tuesday

Weightroom Warm Up: (KB = Kettle Bell – Add Light Stretching / Foam Rolling

  • Jump Rope Routine – x100
  • Miniband Hip Series
  • Shoulder Tubing
  • Anti-Rotations – x20
  • KB Halos – x10 each
  • KB Swing – x15
  • KB (Goblet) Squat – x10
  • KB “Farmers Walk” – 2x
    (Hold a KB in Each Hand)

Core:

  • Cable Chop & Lift: 2 x 10 each
  • Cable Horizontal Push-Pull: 2 x 10 each

Complex Training** – Light Upper-Body: (rest for 2-3 minutes between sets)

Lift Sets Reps Weight / Accomplished
Alt. DB Incline Bench Press w/ 3 5
Rotational MB Chest Pass 3 5  
3-Way Shoulder Raises 2 10 each
Hammer Curls 2 10
Tricep Extensions 2 10
Wrist Pronation / Supination 2 15-20 each
Grip Work 2 15-20 each

Conditioning: Speed Endurance Interval

  • 2 x 8 Cut 60’s (30 yards down & back) or Infield Arcs / Bases – 30 second interval, 3 minutes rest between sets

Thursday

Warm-Up & Speed Mechanics: (Do Each Exercise – 2x 10-20 yards – Add Light Stretching / Foam Rolling)

  • Groin Walk – Forward
  • Groin Walk – Backward
  • Groin Skip – Forward
  • Groin Skip – Backward
  • High Knee Carioca (R/L)
  • Shuffle & Stride It Out (R/L)

Speed Mechanics (Continued) – Tempo Form Drills: (Do Each Exercise – 3 x 10 seconds)

  • Wall Sprints – Maintain 45⁰ Forward Body Lean
  • Seated Sprint Arm Action – Hip to Cheek

Multi-Directional Agility / Footwork:

  • Ladder Drills – Pick 4 Drills for 2-3 Reps Each
  • 3 x Each – Pro-Agility (5-10-5) Drill
  • 3 x Each – L-Drill
  • 5 x Each – Ball Drop Reaction Quick Starts (R/L)

Complex Training** – Legs (Hinge Focus) & Back: (add extra warm up sets as needed – 3-5 rest minutes between sets)

Lift Sets Reps Weight / Accomplished
HEX or Barbell Deadlift 3 3
Box Jumps 3 5  
Weighted Pullups 4 5
MB Power Slam (in Front) 4 5  
Dumbell Split Squat or Lunge 2 10
Alt. Split Jumps 2 10  

** For Complex Training, pair the strength exercise listed immediately with the explosive exercise that follows, then rest.

Core:

  • Reverse Hip Extensions: 2 x 10
  • Bird-Dogs (Hold Position): 1 x 30 seconds each

Friday

Weightroom Warm Up: (KB = Kettle Bell – Add Light Stretching / Foam Rolling)

  • Jump Rope Routine – x100
  • Miniband Hip Series
  • Shoulder Tubing
  • Anti-Rotations – x20
  • KB Halos – x10 each
  • KB Swing – x15
  • KB (Goblet) Squat – x10
  • KB “Bottom-Up” Carry –
    2x Each Arm For Distance

ABS #3 Core Routine: (Do Each Exercise)

  • Bicycle Crunches – 2 x 25 each
  • Russian Twist – 2 x 25 each
  • Opposite Leg Toe Touch – 2 x 10 each
  • Cobra Stretch (Hold) – x20 seconds

Complex Training** – Heavy Upper-Body: (add extra warm up sets as needed – 3-5 rest minutes between sets)

Lift Sets Reps Weight / Accomplished
Bench Press w/ 3 5
MB Chest Pass 3 5  
Curl & Press 3 5
Zotman Curls 3 5
Tricep Extensions 3 5
Wrist Flexion / Extension 2 15-20 each
Grip Work 2 15-20 each

Conditioning: Short Burst Sprints / Interval Finisher (complete all drills below in the order listed)

  • 10 x 10 yard burst (from your base running stance) – Walk back rest between sprints; 2-3 minute break
  • 3 x Gasser (50 yards down and back twice) – 2 minute interval

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