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Baseball Player

21 Apr Power Training for the Sport of Baseball

Increasing bat speed, throwing velocities, the ability to change direction, and get down the first base line are all linked to the ability of the kinetic chain to develop power. Power in the most simple of equations is STRENGTH plus SPEED. Increasing the strength and speed outputs of the kinetic chain will provide the baseball athlete with the opportunity to improve their performance between the lines and in the batter's box. Though it is very important for the athlete to...

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Medicine Ball Side Throws

15 Apr Standing Medicine Ball Side Throw Sports Performance Exercise

Rotary athletes in the sports of baseball, softball, tennis, golf, ice hockey, and volleyball all require the ability to generate power in rotary movement patterns. This allows the athlete to generate speed which is then transferred into the bat, club, ball, or puck. Improving the rotary power capacities of the kinetic chain will provide the athlete with the opportunity to generate higher rotary speed outputs. Improves Your: Rotary Power Outputs Target Area: Hips and Core Why It's Important: Athletes in rotary sports are...

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Golf Book Shoot #4

14 Apr Goblet Squat Sports Performance Exercise

The rotary athlete in baseball, golf, tennis, softball, or tennis all require lower body strength. Lower body strength creates a base for the development of ground reaction forces, generation of power, and is a base for improvements in quickness, speed, and agility. Developing lower body strength bilaterally and unilaterally is an important segment of an athlete's strength and conditioning program. It is imperative this strength is developed in knee dominant push patterns and hip dominant pull patterns. Improves Your: Lower Body Bilateral...

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Baseball Player Olympic

25 Mar Core Training for the Rotary Athlete

The development of the core is integral to the rotary athlete. Participants in the sports of golf, tennis, baseball, and softball encompass rotary athletic actions where speed and power are generated in the tranverse plane. In order to generate energy, transfer speed efficiently, and maintain the athletic positions required of these sports, it is necessary to develop a core structure with the capacity to execute the aforementioned athletic requirements. The Core The core in the most simplistic terms is a reference to...

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Wall Angels 3

24 Mar Wall Angles Thoracic Spine Mobility Exercise

Mobility within the kinetic chain allows the athlete to perform athletic activities efficiently and with optimal levels of speed and power. Limitations in the mobility parameters of the kinetic chain can adversely affect the athlete, place undo levels of stress on the body, increase the potential for injury, and reduce performance. Improves Your: Thoracic Spine Mobility Target Area: Thoracic Spine Why It's Important: The thoracic spine is a section of the spine located between the shoulder blades. This segment of the spine is...

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Kneeling Hip Flexor Press

24 Mar Kneeling Hip Flexor Dynamic Flexibility Exercise

Soft tissue extensibility, joint range of motion, and muscular activation are three very important components in the execution of athletic activities. Optimal levels of soft tissue extensibility and joint range of motion allow for the required levels of mobility for sports performance activities. Muscular activation assists with the kinetic chain in executing the proper firing sequences for efficient movement patterns. A comprehensive strength and conditioning program will have modalities focused on developing these physical parameters within the human body. Why It's...

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