|Team Conditioning Systems:
Athlete Spotlight: Robert Brock
Friday, February 6, 2004
By Evonne Vaugh
Robert Brock is a man on the move with a promising future. A graduate of Philadelphia University, Robert earned a degree in Management Information Systems in 2002 and has landed a job in his field with Burlington Coat Factory. Graduating from college is one of Robert’s greatest personal accomplishments. He has proven to himself that he has the intellectual muscle to accomplish his goals. Robert is now exercising his physical muscles to pursue a lifelong dream of playing professional baseball.
Robert works out at Rutgers/Camden with Graig White’s Team Conditioning Systems (TCS) program. Working out in the TCS program has been an incredible experience for Robert. It’s squashed any feelings of intimidation towards the weight room and has allowed him to adapt a weekly routine. Robert admits initially the workouts seemed a bit overwhelming. However, his dedication and passion for becoming a professional baseball player motivates him to reach his full physical potential. During his routines, Robert pushes himself to get better each and every week using the knowledge passed on to him by Graig. The “inch-worm” is a challenging workout that just so happens to be Robert’s least favorite exercise. Nevertheless, Robert claims he will finish this exercise completely by the time he’s done working out with TCS. Robert states, “I am striving to get in the best shape I could possibly be in and make a professional baseball team somewhere somehow.”
Robert has played baseball for 17 years. Over the years, his skills and confidence have increased with perseverance, persistence and practice. Robert attributes his development and positive attitude to his parents. He says, “My parents raised me perfectly and always pushed for me to chase my dreams.” Robert remembers his father telling him that he could accomplish anything he put his mind to in life and in baseball. Robert’s baseball experience is pretty impressive. At 15, he won the (15-16) American Legion New Jersey State Championship. He pitched at the Vet for the Carpenter Cup in 1998. Additionally, he recently won the semi-pro baseball tournament while playing for Delran in the Rancocas Valley League. To keep his game sharp, Robert plays during the summer with the Burlington Mets.
Robert is very passionate about baseball and is ready to take his game to the next level. He’s willing to work hard whether it is on an individual basis or in a team atmosphere. Most importantly, Robert is striving to go pro. He believes if there is a will, there is a way, and that will lies in every one of us.