27 Feb Tubing Press Sports Performance Exercise
Athletes in all sports require varying levels of upper body strength for optimal performance. The development of upper body strength for the athlete is based upon utilizing exercising addressing what is termed upper body push and pull strength in both horizontal and vertical patterns.
Upper body strength is imperative for athletes for a number of reasons. At the base of these reasons is the ability to execute athletic actions efficiently and generate power. Poor upper body strength in contact sports will limit the athlete’s proficiency in the sport and increase the potential for injury. As a result the development of upper body strength in accordance to the guidelines stated above is imperative.
Improves Your: Upper Body Horizontal Push Strength
Target Area: Pectoralis Major, Anterior Deltoid, Pectoralis Minor Triceps
Why It’s Important: Upper body strength is imperative in contact sports for optimal performance. Additionally, execution in the majority of athletic actions requires upper body push strength for efficient performance.
The Common Problem: Poor levels of upper body strength limit the athlete’s capacities in contact sports, the generation of power, and overall levels of performance.
The Solution: Development of functional upper body strength in both horizontal and vertical patterns. These patterns would include both upper body push and pull strength development.
- Stand upright, knees slightly bent, and eyes looking forward
- Grasp tubing with both hands next to the shoulders and elbows bent
- Step 2-4 feet away from the tubing attachment to create some resistance
- Simultaneously press the hands forward, keeping the elbows elevated and torso upright
- Continue to press forward until both arms are straight
- Pause for one second and return to the starting position of the exercise
- Repeat for 10-15 repetitions
About Performance Coach Sean Cochran: Sean Cochran, one of the most recognized performance coaches in sports today. A career spanning positions with 2 major league baseball organizations, over 10 years on the PGA Tour and work with top professionals including three-time Masters, PGA, and British Open Champion Phil Mickelson, future hall of famer Trevor Hoffman, and Cy Young award winner Jake Peavy. He has been involved in the production of numerous performance videos and authored books including; Performance Golf Fitness, Complete Conditioning for Martial Arts, and Fit to Hit. He has been a presenter of educational seminars for numerous organizations including the world renowned Titleist Performance Institute.