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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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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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Youth Sports: Train to Be an Athlete, Not a Position Player

Youth Sports Train to Be an Athlete, Not a Position Player By: JC Cole CSCS*D RSCC*D   In an attempt to better serve the coaches, players and parents involved in youth and high school baseball and softball, the PBSCCS periodically publishes information on factors that can affect conditioning and performance at these levels. Topics are

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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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