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14 Jun Power Training for the Sport of Baseball

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 hitter 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) Quite often when the topic...

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Sean Cochran - Junior Golf Exercise Book

13 Jun Bent Knee Leg Swings Sports Performance Exercise

The ability of the rotary athlete to move through the transverse plane movement patterns associated with their sport is integral. In order for the athlete to complete these rotary based movement patterns it is necessary for large range of motions to be achieved by the hips. The process by which the athlete can develop and maintain these ranges of motion is via the utilization of modalities such as self myofascial release exercises, static stretching, and dynamic mobility exercises. Why It's Important:...

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Sean Cochran - Junior Golf Exercise Book

12 Jun Hip Flexor Foam Roll Sports Performance Exercise

Hip mobility is imperative for optimal performance of the rotary athlete. Limitations in mobility of the ball and socket joint of the hip can impede performance of the throwing and striking athlete. In order for optimal mobility of the hip to occur, extensibility of the soft tissues surrounding this joint must be present. Why It's Important: Extensibility in the soft tissues surrounding the hip provide the opportunity of this joint to move through the required ranges of motion of the rotary...

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17 May Concepts of the Golf Swing for Optimal Performance

It is imperative for the health and fitness professional involved in the sport of golf to have a base understanding of the golf swing. This knowledge base will allow the fitness professional acumen at dissecting physical dysfunctions impeding their golfing client’s success on the course. Not only will it assist in program design and exercise implementation, a sound understanding of golf swing biomechanics will provide the fitness professional a vocabulary by which they can communicate with the golfing client and...

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Golf Fitness Book

14 May Medicine Ball Overhead Throw

The development of power in the kinetic chain is imperative for success on the field of competition. The rotary athlete is required to develop power to throw, hit, sprint, and change direction. A lack of power will decrease the generation of swing speeds, bat speed, clubhead speed, and acceleration. The development of power within the kinetic chain requires specialized exercises developing speed within the neuromuscular system via rapid contraction of muscles fibers. This can be achieved via a number of different...

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Sean Cochran - Junior Golf Exercise Book

13 May Single Leg Dumbbell Dead Lift

The development of single leg strength, hip extension, and the posterior chain is imperative for any athlete. Regardless if you are a golfer, tennis player, baseball, softball, or volleyball athlete the development of lower body strength will invariably improve the athleticism within your sport. What the athlete, trainer, or performance coach must also realize the majority of athletic actions are performed on a single leg. Rarely in sport are athletes utilizing both legs of the lower body equally during competition....

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