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Rory McInerney Nov 27, 2018 9:39:05 AM 2 min read

EPISODE 30: CROSSOVER BETWEEN BASEBALL & HURLING with JESSE GUFFEY, LA DODGERS

EPISODE 30: JESSE GUFFEY, LOS ANGELES DODGERS ATHLETIC TRAINER
On this week’s episode, Rory and Rudds were joined by three staff from the LA Dodgers and several of Baseball Ireland management / coaching team for a unique podcast.
The gym was being used by Jesse Guffey (LA Dodgers Athletic Trainer) and Frank Andrews (Baseball Ireland Strength and Skills Coach) to screen the Irish team as well as some promising prospects for the national program. During the training session Team FFS got to observe and see the coaches working with their Baseball Athletes as well as learn some of the intricacies of the sport from chatting to the Dodgers backroom team.
This episode is an eye opener into the physical demands that throwing and rotational sports can place on the body, especially with teh jaw dropping frequency of games that these athletes play.
Main topics discussed:
- Baseball in Ireland
- Development of the sport globally
- Similarities between Hurling and Baseball
- Non early specialisation in junior athletes
- Strength & Conditioning for Baseball
- Pressures of working with athletes in a Billion Dollar industry
If you are interested in giving baseball in Ireland a go check out the BI website here.
Enjoy
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Rory McInerney

Rory is the Founder of Fitter Faster Stronger, one of Ireland’s most innovative fitness communities. He studied Health and Performance Science and built up his experience in the fitness industry both at home and abroad as a strength and conditioning coach in a variety of disciplines. FFS Gyms pride themselves not only on their association with the elite but in their dedication to working with people of all levels of conditioning and experience. All Rory asks is that you buy into his philosophy that “anything worthwhile in life never comes easy.” Rory’s background combined with his degree in health and performance science has given him an insight into sports psychology, nutrition, molecular exercise science, physiology and clinical anatomy. This understanding of the integrated systems necessary for optimal health makes him the perfect candidate to help you achieve your goals.