MB Chop Throws Finish

09 May Medicine Ball Chop Throw Performance Exercise

The development of power in the transverse plane is very important for the rotary based athlete. The baseball, softball, golf, tennis, volleyball, and ice hockey athlete generate speed in a rotary pattern. The rotary speed developed by the kinetic chain in conjunction with speed from the biomechanics of the athletic actions of the sport are transferred into club, stick, ball, or racquet. The summation of these forces will dictate the amount of speed the athlete generates during competition. The strength and...

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Adam Carr washington nationals baseball pitcher while in minor leagues taken at the Phitz 5/26/08 He is a prospect playing in the Class A Carolina League

02 May Strength and Conditioning Guidelines for Pitchers

Increasing velocity, the ability to pitch every fifth day, and how to avoid the “DL” are all questions ask by the MLB pitcher. Today’s baseball players in general are stronger, quicker, and more powerful than players even a decade ago. The workloads are high on the pitcher, the number of pitches thrown from the days of little league to the big leagues are greater, and the number of arm injuries appears to have increased dramatically at every level of the...

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Posterior Shoulder Capsule Stretch

20 Apr Posterior Shoulder Capsule Stretch

Developing joint range of motion and soft tissue extensibility is imperative for optimal functioning of the kinetic chain. Limitations in joint mobility are often linked to a lack of extensibility of the soft tissues surrounding a specified joint. The result of soft tissue limitations is a corresponding lack of range of motion in the associated joint. Review of research provided by physical therapist Gray Cook and strength coach Mike Boyle we are aware of the mobility/stability pattern of human movement requires...

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Golf Book Shoot #4

30 Mar Kettle Bell Wind Mill Performance Exercise

The L-P-H commonly referred to as the "core" encapsulates  all the articulate and soft tissue structures on the anterior, posterior, and lateral sections of the torso. This section of the kinetic chain includes the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex (L-P-H) and muscle groups such as the abdominals, obliques, erector spinae, glutes, adductors, abductors, and hamstring complex. Collectively these structures are responsible for a number of functions in the kinetic chain. These functions include; Postural control, assistance in optimal joint functioning, efficient transfer of...

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CBS Sports Radio 2


Sports Performance Coach Sean Cochran on the 19th Hole Talk Radio Show by Dennis Silvers "Recognize in order to prevent a lower back injury in the sport of golf the body must have certain levels of hip mobility, stabilization of the core, and mobility of the thoracic spine to create the rotary requirements of the swing efficiently. If the golfer lacks mobility in the hips or thoracic spine the tendency will be for the body to recruit the lumbar spine to rotate...

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Core Power Training

25 Feb Power Training for the Core

The development of speed is an imperative component for most all athletes. Generating Clubhead Speed, Bat Swing, Improving Your Tennis Serve, and Throwing Velocity are all athletic actions with rotary components. These Rotary Athletic Actions involve generating speed in a transverse plane. We recognize improving speed development from a physical perspective is contingent upon improving the power outputs of the neuromuscular system. Increasing the power outputs of the body will invariably provide the athlete(recreational to professional) the opportunity to Generate More Speed...

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