The pelvis and hip cannot be neglected in baseball pitcher’s athletic training programs. Don’t miss out on these key performance indicator’s for your pitching athletes.
Oh, what a memorable day for baseball this was—the day that many of my colleagues and athletes will never forget.
Hitting requires an athlete to hinge and load their rear leg. Pitching requires a slight hinge and load in their rear leg prior to delivery. Defensive players need to be able to get into an athletic position to move efficiently and decisively to a ground or fly ball. RDL your athletes!
These sports require a high degree of mobility and stability through the shoulder, place a great deal of stress on the shoulder and elbow, and require an effective and efficient synchronization of the upper and lower limbs—the perfect storm for a specialty bar to keep you safe and sound.
I’m talking about the athletes that play one sport and one sport only year-round. In short, build trust and DON’T be afraid to lift your athletes. Here’s what a yearly plan looks like.
Hip thrusts are my go-to exercise for minor league baseball players to improve strength and acceleration. Here’s a typical progression I use for my players. And no, we don’t load this movement at the start.
Eric Cressey, a strength and conditioning legend known best for his expertise in baseball athletes, joins the Table Talk Podcast to talk with our elitefts co-hosts. This talk sounds off how to get athletes stronger, healthier, and better in spite of COVID-19.
Jim Seratt doesn’t understand how anyone wouldn’t want baseball players to bench press. Here is his method for implementing conjugate training in his baseball program.
If you’re looking for sets and reps, you’re in the wrong place. But if you wanted some insight on players’ knowledge bases, individualized programs, and how new technologies are becoming more reliable, from Aaron Hoback, athletic trainer for the Milwaukee Brewers, you’re right where you should be.
I’m no wizard when it comes to baseball, but I’m about to blow your mind: My team lifts heavy, keeps volume down on max effort work, does a lot of speed work, and I don’t condition the strength out of them.
Charlie Karstedt has left no stone unturned in giving his guys every opportunity they need to be successful at his facility.
Young athletes and parents of young athletes, listen up. There’s no powder or program to take you from Pee-wee Herman to Phil Heath overnight.
This comprehensive guide to sprint training will give you the drills, dynamic movement patterns, and training tools to improve acceleration and athletic power.
S&C legend Bob Alejo breaks down training for all sports and the ever-so-important task of communication in our industry.
One of the original strength coaches in the industry, Coach Boyle talks training, leadership, and more of what coaches need to hear.
The most sought-after baseball performance coach details his journey in the S&C field.
While most think shoulder and elbows injuries are all that big leaguers needs to be cautious about, the hammies should not be neglected.
Are players expected to display self control on the field if parents don't demonstrate it from the bleachers?
When I found out that one of the most respected strength & conditioning coaches I knew was hired by the Pirates to oversee the sports performance of the entire organization; I was elated.
Two videos explaining and demonstrating rotational power exercises using a medicine ball
In the final installment of the series, Mark Watts talks about the modifications to the WSBB training methods for athletes.
This month, I will hand over the reins to a good friend and great coach and listen to a great mind, Andrew Paul!
Baseball players tend to be a part of those particular athletes that do not see the connection of increased strength and power with increased performance on the field.
In the studies conducted on youth and adult pitchers, it was established that most injuries occur from overuse.
After all, if I were so smart I’d be working with all the pro guys, right?
I’ve uploaded three videos of our plate rotation series that can be implemented with large groups of athletes and are great for teaching rotational movement patterns to beginners.
Too many times, I see athletes make some nice strength gains in the off-season only to lose them all during the competitive season because of their lack of training.
Joe sees that the biggest problem in high school, college, and professional baseball players is their strength and conditioning program. He shares what he uses with his athletes.
According to Josh, motivation is something you either have or you don’t.
Many high school and college pitchers have come to me with the same question—“How can I add speed to my fastball?” First: spend less time shoulder exercises and more time on core training.
I had finally done it! After countless hours of talking about it and planning just how I was going to do it, I opened my own performance enhancement training business. Well sort of…
I get bombarded with emails on a daily bases ranging from business issues, training questions, product opportunities, spam and a number of other issues. While I personally answer most of my emails there are times when I forward them onto people I feel can do a better job answering the questions than I could.
If those guys want to cheat the game and the fans while they destroy their health, then they can suffer the consequences.