Lower Body

Hip Abduction Strength Contributes to Dynamic Control of the Trunk and Legs

Hip Abduction Strength Contributes to Dynamic Control of the Trunk and Legs Simple single-leg step-down test (SLSD test) can help assess hip abduction strength, enhance performance and reduce the risk of injury A recent study by medical personnel at USC and California Angles of 180 minor league baseball players indicated that a simple screening test […]

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Lower extremity power, spin rate and velocity in pro pitchers

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 relationship

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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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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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