Category Archive: Injury Prevention

Reducing Hip Pain in Softball Pitchers

In this week’s video, I demonstrate a few ways for softball pitchers to actively manage hip pain during the season.

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Reader question: toe irritation in pitchers

Reader John has a question about chronic toe pain in pitchers…

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Preseason Team Conditioning Workout #2

Here is the second preseason or at-practice team conditioning workout that coaches can safely implement with their athletes.

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Preseason Team Conditioning Workout

In this week’s video, I demonstrate a team conditioning workout that coaches can add to tryouts and practices during the preseason. These exercises are space efficient and easy for coaches or parents to instruct.

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What Can Cause Forearm Soreness

“Do you see kids getting any soreness in their forearm…if so what do you attribute it to?”

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10 Upper Body Exercises for Softball Players

This week I’ve put together a catalog of ten upper body exercises from our YouTube page. From my experience, upper body strength training is too often overlooked or avoided in fear of injury or “getting to stiff and bulky”. The reality is strength training is critical to improve the physical integrity and durability of muscles, tendons and ligaments.

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Preseason Speed, Strength and Conditioning Program

In this week’s post and video, I lay out a preseason fitness program for athletes who need to get in shape FAST for the upcoming season. If you haven’t made it to the gym much this off season, or you’ve been playing another sport, you still have time to get in shape for the spring.

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Thanksgiving Break Workouts

This week many athletes will be off or home from school. If you’re in the Northeast, you may even be stuck at home due to the impending winter storm. For athletes (and maybe parents) looking to stay fit over the holiday break, or maybe just hoping to burn some calories, I’ve put together a catalog …

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3 Tests and What They Say About Your Softball Ability

This week, I’m giving you some insight into the “corrective” side of strength training for softball players. In this video, I demonstrate three exercise-tests that you can perform to determine if there are underlying physical issues holding back your skill development or performance on the field.

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Your New Ab Exercises

This week, I’m posting a catalog of my favorite ab exercises. These are unlike traditional crunches and situps which challenge the core’s ability to flex and extend the spine. These exercises challenge core stability, the ability to maintain proper posture, which is we want to transfer to sports movements.

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