How to and How Not to Deadlift

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The deadlift is one if not the greatest exercise that athletes can use to increase their size and strength when used properly.  In order to gain the rewards of being bigger and stronger we have to minimize our risks when we train with the deadlift. This webinar will...
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Sprint Circuits: In-Season

Since players get to sprint a lot in games and practices during the season the focus of an in-season sprint program is on improving running bio-mechanics.  This will be accomplished through the use of drills that focus on acceleration while not adding too much additional physical stress to...
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Recovery Week – The “How & When”

If you’ve seen part 1 of why you should take a rest week then here is the article that will guide you to: what you should be doing when you should be doing it how you should be doing it But here is what a perfect day would...
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Recovery Week – The “Why”

Recovery is very, very, very important and if you are able to get a full week or even just 3 days off in a row during the baseball season then you should really try to take advantage of it.  Your ability to get better through playing and training...
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HICT Conditioning

Conditioning is never fun and High Intensity Continuous Training (HCIT) isn’t any different but at least its effective.  Way more effective than running poles and even more effective than running sprints with short breaks.  Since none of these options are much fun your might as well do the...
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Pre-Practice Power Circuit

In order to repeatably produce high levels of power your muscles needs to have enough rest between repetitions.  This circuit is designed to fit the kind  of power needs we want to use in baseball. Divide your players into groups of 4-8 per station. Each station is 90...
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Hydration

The game of baseball can be harsh.  Games can last forever during the hottest days of the year. To fight this and maintain your athletic performance one of the most important things that you need to keep in check is your hydration. Without adequate hydration: your nerves and...
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Assessment Pictures – Phase 1

Take the best pictures you can and if possible without a shirt.  Try to pick a location that you can use in the future. Pictures # 1 – forward – stand in normal posture # 2 – turn to your left and keep your normal posture #3 –...
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Recovery Circuit – On-Field w/ Med Ball 2

The goal here is to increase heart rate while improving both mobility and stability.  Compared to traditional cardio these circuits will have elements that can help pitchers improve their weakness’. Set up the following four stations and spend 60 sec seconds at each with a 15 second break....
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Recovery Circuit – On-Field w/ Med Ball

The goal here is to increase heart rate while improving both mobility and stability.  Compared to traditional cardio these circuits will have elements that can help pitchers improve their weakness’. Set up the following four stations and spend 45 seconds at each with a 15 second break. Complete...
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