Get To Know Auburn Strength & Conditioning Coach Michael Shumaker
Dec. 18, 2012
Michael Shumaker was named an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Auburn in September following a two-year run as the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Radford University. In this Q&A, get to know 'Shu' a little bit better.
auburntigers.com: Give us your background as a strength and conditioning coach.
auburntigers.com: Who are the people that helped shape your strength and conditioning philosophy?
auburntigers.com: What are some of the core lifts all baseball players should focus on?
auburntigers.com: Break down your weight-lifting philosophy when it comes to fall ball vs. spring season? What are the guys focusing on when they are not with you (summer and winter breaks)?
During the fall we will lift at least three days a week if not four days. At certain times during the fall we will do a lot of heavier lifting but at the same time will do a lot of plyometric and agility work. The fall is the time to really build as much strength as you can because once the season starts we will try to maintain as much of that strength as possible.
Once the season starts we will only lift two times a week and we will stay between 70-80% of maximal strength. The volume will decrease and the intensity will decrease slightly (especially late-season). My main goals during season are keeping them strong at the same time keeping them healthy and on the field.
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