Category Archive: Speed Training

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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Another Exercise to Become More Explosive

In this week’s video I introduce a lower body strength training exercise that every athlete and trainer should be incorporating into their program. In the video, I explain the reasons you should be including it, as well as demonstrate alternatives and progressions for every level of athlete.

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Advanced Exercises to Improve Speed and Pitching Velocity

In this week’s video, I demonstrate three exercises to improve speed and pitching velocity. These exercises are alternatives to “traditional” speed training exercises like the Olympic lifts, plyometrics and track drills and don’t require much space or equipment.

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Improve Your Speed and Running Technique

This week, I’ve assembled a running-specific workout program for you to complete on your own. The program is a free PDF-download that includes warm up, core strength, running drills and leg strength exercises that require minimal space and equipment.

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2014 Softball Preseason Strength and Conditioning Program

In this week’s post, I outline the final phase of our 2014 Off Season Strength Training Program. 3 videos, 3 workouts that you can rotate all the way up until the start of your competitive season…and beyond.

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Add 2-4 MPH to Your Fastball in 10 Minutes

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How do you warm up? Do you jog out to the fence and back? Follow that up with toe touches and shoulder circles? If that’s the case you are under-preparing your body, and seriously undermining your performance. Warming up might be the last thing you want to spend time on (that goes for you too, coaches), but I’m here to demonstrate how you can literally turbo-charge your athletes in just ten minutes.

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Pitching Drills for a Smoother Drive-through

Windmill pitcher in load position with arrow indicating placement of training aid

A little while ago I received an email from a Fastpitch Power reader asking for specific windmill pitching drills to address the issues of turning the load foot and dragging it during the drive-through. The reader was right; though we’ve discussed these issues at length, we’ve been a little light on info regarding how to fix them. I see more pitchers every day having problems dragging their feet, and since it’s so prevalent, I want to share my response with all of you.

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