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Sean Cochran - Junior Golf Exercise Book

01 Sep Single Arm Dumbbell Row Performance Exercise

The development of lower and upper body strength is imperative for all athletes. Increases in total body strength allow the athlete the potential to generate more power, reduce injury, and increase overall performance during competition. The athlete, coach, and trainer must recognize the kinetic chain operates as a collective unit to perform athletic actions during competition. As a result, the strength and conditioning program of the athlete must develop the neuromuscular system of the body in accordance to the requirements of...

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ERIC HASERT/TREASURE COAST NEWSPAPERS Images of New york Mets Spring Training workouts on the back fields of the Tradition Field complex in Port St. Lucie on Saturday February 22, 2014.

26 Aug Plyometric Training for the Sport of Baseball

Plyometrics are a specialized type of training modality developing the power outputs of the kinetic chain. Bat speed, change of direction, and sprinting in the sport of baseball all incorporate a power component. As a result, a strength and conditioning program for the sport of baseball should entail modalities to increase the power outputs of the baseball athlete. Power Power can be defined as the ability of the neuromuscular system to exert the greatest amount of force in a short amount of...

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Sean Cochran - Junior Golf Exercise Book

04 Aug Lunge Position Cable Rotations Performance Exercise

The ability of the athlete to maintain stabilization of the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex while generating rotary movement patterns with the hips and shoulders is imperative. The majority of rotary sports require the athlete to generate speed in a transverse plane. In order to complete this requirement efficiently, the athlete must have adequate levels of mobility in the hips, thoracic spine, and shoulders. In addition, it is necessary for the athlete to organize the spine and maintain stability in the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex. An...

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Athlete Warm Up

20 Jul Mobility Training Programs for Sports Performance

Performance training for the athlete requires a comprehensive approach to mobility training for each joint within the kinetic chain. A review of the Mobility/Stability Pattern of Human Movement indicates the ankle, hip, thoracic spine, gleno-humeral, and wrist joints require large ranges of motion in order for optimal movement during athletic performance. As a result, the strength and conditioning coach should look to develop a mobility program incorporating a multifaceted series of exercises and modalities to develop the range of motion...

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Piriformis Stretch

11 Jul Figure Four Piriformis Stretch

Extensibility of the soft tissue surrounding the hips allows for this joint to move through a large range of motion. The hip is a classified as a ball and socket joint allowing for this joint to perform operate in the frontal, sagittal, and transverse planes of motion. Limitation to the extensibility of the soft tissues surrounding the hips can limit the ranges of motion the hip is capable to move through in the aforementioned movement planes. These limitations lead to movement...

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Mountain Climber with Bosu Ball

11 Jul Bosu Ball Mountain Climber with Rotation

The ability of the core to efficiently transfer energy through the kinetic chain, generate power, and maintain postural positioning during athletic actions requires segmental stabilization. Segmental stabilization is the ability of any system to remain unchanged or aligned in the presence of outside forces. Segmental stabilization is contingent upon strength development within the muscular system and efficiency within the neural system. It is the combination of these two physical components which allow for the kinetic chain to achieve the aforementioned requirements...

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