Kinesiology professor to present at national coaches conference
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Dr. David Szymanski, associate professor of kinesiology and strength and conditioning coach for Louisiana Tech’s baseball team, will present a lecture titled, “Essential Components to a Baseball Resistance Training Program” on January 11 as part of the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) 2014 Coaches Conference in Indianapolis, Ind.
Szymanski’s presentation will address the anatomy of the throwing shoulder, common shoulder injuries and basic tests to evaluate shoulder impingement. Numerous rotator cuff and scapula stabilization exercises will also be presented along with a discussion on exercise selection and order for periodized off-, pre-, and in-season resistance training workouts. Additionally, exercises that train the torso and explosive medicine ball exercises will be shared with the attendees.
Szymanski, who holds the Eva Cunningham Endowed Professorship in Education at Louisiana Tech, is also a member of the NSCA’s Board of Directors and is an associate editor for both the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and the Strength and Conditioning Journal. He formerly served as the exercise physiologist for the Auburn University baseball team for five years and was a volunteer assistant baseball coach for two years.
Before attending Auburn University, where he earned his doctorate degree in exercise physiology, Szymanski was the assistant baseball coach and head strength and conditioning coach for the baseball team at Texas Lutheran University. He has been involved in numerous research studies involving high school and college baseball players and has published many baseball research and training articles.