Rob Butler is Director of Performance at the St Louis Cardinals in Major League Baseball. Rob joined the Cardinals having previously been an Assistant Professor and Associate Director at Duke University. Rob is a SUPER smart dude with an Msc in biomechanics and movement science and a Ph.D. in biomechanics from the University of Delaware. Having only had one guest on the podcast who has worked in Major League Baseball, I took this opportunity via ANOTHER introduction from former guest, Martin Buchheit. Hopefully this episode gives an insight into the workings of a performance department in baseball, where its been and where it is heading. Enjoy!
In this episode, you will learn –
- Who is Rob Butler (background, education and current role)
- Building a ‘performance model’
- Influences from other sports
- Understanding the demands of the game
- Data collection
- Cultural issues
- New to the market wearables
- Data collection
- Travel and fatigue management
- Injury risk management
- Injury prevention strategies
- Most influenctial books
Rob can be found on Twitter @rjbutler_dptphd
This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.
This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
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