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14 Jun The Kinematic Sequence and Speed Generation for the Rotary Athlete

In the sports of golf, tennis, baseball, and softball optimal performance is a combination of both skill and the development of specific physical parameters within the kinetic chain to support this athletic skill. According to the National Academy of Sports Medicine skill can be defined as the ability of the neuromuscular system to coordinate the kinetic chain to allow for optimal efficiency within the functional movement patterns of the athlete’s chosen sport. In order for athletes, coaches, and sports medicine...

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22 May Tall Kneeling Lunge Overhead Rotations

The thoracic spine and glenohumeral joint are two key components requiring mobility for the overhead throwing and striking athlete. Individuals participating in golf, baseball, tennis, volleyball, or lacrosse require high levels of upper body mobility in order to hit, throw, serve, or strike during competition. What these athletes must recognize is that in order to perform the throwing, hitting, and striking movements associated with these sports requires certain joints within the kinetic chain to have an a certain level of mobility....

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03 May Anaerobic and Aerobic Training for Sport

Athletes who participate in sports competitively utilize the anaerobic and aerobic systems very differently. Utilization of the aerobic and anaerobic systems of energy are very sport dependent. For example, a marathon runner will utilize the aerobic system of the body to a very high degree whereas the American football player will rely heavily on the Anaerobic system during the course of a game. That being said, understanding the differences between these two systems and the processes by which the athlete...

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23 Mar Wide Grip Pull Up Performance Exercise

One component of the strength and conditioning programs of the athletic population is the development of neuromuscular strength. Increasing the force outputs of the kinetic provides the athlete an opportunity to develop more power, improve stabilization capacities within the kinetic chain, reduce the potential for injury, and increase the opportunity to execute athletic actions with greater efficiency. Recognize athletic actions in sport are "feet to fingertip" where the entire kinetic chain is being recruited to execute the requirements of the sports....

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07 Mar Kinetic Chain Dysfunctions in Sport

The kinetic chain of the human body is comprised of the articular, muscular, and nervous systems. It is these three sub-systems of the kinetic working interdependently to create efficient movement within the human body. Relative to the athlete in competition, these three sub-systems cohesively function together to run, throw, hit, swing, jump, and change direction. Unfortunately, dysfunction in one of these systems or a combination of systems will deter from performance during competition, lead to the development of inefficient movement...

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03 Mar TRX Rip Trainer Straight Arm Rotations

Exercises incorporating the Serape Effect are integral in the strength and conditioning programs of the overhead throwing and striking athlete. These athletes in the sports of baseball, tennis, golf, volleyball, softball, lacrosse, and ice hockey must recognize the rotary components involved in the power production aspects of the athletic actions associated with their sport. In all of the aforementioned sports a rotary component is involved where speed development occurs. The development of speed via the kinetic chain is integral in the...

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