Blog - Sean Cochran Sports Performance Training
Sean Cochran – Follow his blog for info on Sports Performance Training/ golf fitness training, baseball conditioning, sports performance exercises, core exercises & more! Educating fitness professionals how to develop careers, athletes how to improve performance with sports specific training
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08 Jan Power and Clubhead Speed Development in the Golf Swing

Power in the most basic of formulas is strength plus speed. It is the combination of these two entities cohesively working together that allows a sprinter to sprint fast, a pitcher to throw hard, and a golfer to swing with power. The scientific definition of power states it is the ability to generate the greatest amount of force in a short amount of time. (Vladimir Zatsiorosky, Professor Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Pennsylvania State University) Power in the golf swing...

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23 Oct Bent Knee Exercise Ball Back Press

The exercise ball is a staple in my arsenal of training tools for the golfer, baseball player, or any athlete for that matter. This piece of exercise equipment is extremely versatile as it can be used in the development of a number of performance parameters of the kinetic chain such as flexibility, strength, and power. The exercise ball is particularly useful in the development of the core, glutes, hamstrings, and lower back. That is why in all of my performance training...

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15 Oct The Rotator Cuff and Pitching

The rotator cuff is referred to frequently at all levels of baseball from the professional ranks down to little league. This anatomical area of the kinetic chain is integral in the throwing motion and the high rate of shoulder injuries in pitchers highlights the importance of injury preventative modalities for the rotator cuff. Introduction The rotator cuff is a unit comprised of four muscles located in the shoulder area of the upper torso. It consists of four separate muscles which are as...

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Golf Fitness

30 Sep Pike Strength Ball Exercise for Sports Performance

The strength ball or exercise ball as it is commonly referred too may be one of the best and most versatile pieces of equipment in the gym. I have personally used the strength ball in my training for well over 15 years and continue to use it today. The benefits of the strength ball are vast as it is a great tool to develop core stabilization strength, create instability, and in general develop exercise progressions. Strengths of the exercise ball are...

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MLB: Chicago Cubs at San Diego Padres

23 Sep Performance Absolutes for Arm Health in Pitchers

I was fortunate enough during my tenure as a strength and conditioning coach in professional baseball with the Milwaukee Brewers and San Diego Padres to be mentored by pitching guru Dr. Tom House, work under some great coaches such as Bruce Bochy, and train some outstanding pitchers in Trevor Hoffman, Jake Peavy, Barry Zito, and Cole Hammels to name a few. These experiences provided myself a fundamental understanding of the stresses placed upon a pitcher during a MLB season and the...

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Golf Fitness

02 Sep Physio-Ball Forearm Saws Perfomance Exercise

The development of segmental stability or sometimes referred to as pillar strength is integral in the overall development of the athlete. Limitations in segmental stability within the lumbo/pelvic/hip complex can adversely affect sports performance. Improves Your: Pillar strength Target Area: Musculature of the lumbo/pelvic/hip complex Why It's Important: Segmental stabilization within the lumbo/pelvic/hip complex is integral for the athlete in the maintenance of postural positions in sport, the transfer of speed through the kinetic chain, and the generation of rotary speed. The Common Problem:...

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