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Lower extremity power, spin rate, and velocity in pro pitchers

RESEARCH Wong, R, et. al. Relationship between lower body extremity power and fastball spin rate and ball velocity in professional baseball pitchers. J Strength Cond Res. 37(4):823-828, April 2023. Lower extremity power has been hypothesized to increase ball spin and velocity during pitching in baseball. Purpose: The purpose of this study was two-fold: To determine the

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Upper Body MD Ball Plyometric Progressions for Baseball/Softball

Upper Body MD Ball Plyometric Progressions for Baseball/Softball By Gene Coleman, Augustine “Augie” Agyei and Al Sandoval A previous article provided the rational, guidelines and lower body plyometric exercises for baseball and softball. (http://baseballstrength.org/plyometrics-for-baseball-by-nate-tamargo/). This post will provide upper body plyometric exercise progressions using a medicine ball from four different positions (tall-kneeling, half-kneeling, lunge and

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It’s Not How You Start; It’s How You Finish” Nolan Ryan’s 7th No-Hitter

It’s Not How You Start; It’s How You Finish” Nolan Ryan’s 7th No Hitter By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E On May 1, 1991, Nolan Ryan threw his 7th no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays in Arlington, Texas at the age of 44. What started as a very bad day ended in a record setting

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The Fastest Way to Steal Second Base – Drop Step or Crossover Step?

The Fastest Way to Steal Second Base Drop Step or Crossover Step? By Gene Coleman, Ed. D, RSCC*E There are two starting techniques that most baseball players at all levels use when moving laterally to steal second base: 1) taking a crossover step and 2) performing a drop step. The purpose of this post is

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Mastering The Machine

Mastering The Machine By Loren Landow, CSCS, Denver Broncos As coaches and trainers, we have many different equipment options for training our athletes. Barbells, dumbbells, isolated equipment, medicine balls, TRX, kettlebells, Run Rockets, Elastomers, Sandbells and bags, weighted sleds, battle ropes and the list goes on. All this equipment exists to further exploit our athletes’ strength, explosiveness,

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Box Step-Downs for Single-Leg Strength, Stability & Balance

Box Stepdown for Single-Leg Strength, Stability and Balance By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E This is a simple, single-leg, ground-based exercise that requires minimal equipment. It can be used before and after practice and strength training workouts by baseball and softball players of all ages and levels of play to increase eccentric and concentric strength

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Ankle Mobility

Ankle Mobility By Joey Greany, Tampa Bay Rays While ankle mobility might not be on your current priority list for training, it is essential for successful, injury-free performance. From squats, to plyometrics, quick starts, fast accelerations, controlled decelerations, all-out sprints, etc., ankle mobility can increase force production and enhance performance. Ankle mobility can also help

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Reverse Lunge Progressions and Regressions for Strength, Speed & Power

Reverse Lunge Progressions and Regressions for Strength, Speed and Power By Hasani Torres and Gene Coleman nerally normal. Maintain a three-point contact with your lead foot in relation to the floor. This is important as it allows the athlete to establish what is called tripod foot. Finally, create external rotation torque at the lead hip

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