Category Archive: Upper Body

Chin Up

In today’s video, I talk about how some pitchers with poor core strength make a critical mistake when trying to stay back.

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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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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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Coordinating Upper and Lower Body Power

In today’s video I answer reader Alissa’s question about coordinating the arm circle and leg drive to get the most speed out of the pitching motion.

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The Weak Link in a Chain

This video is a follow-up on Joe’s video about the importance of ankle strength!

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How to Wake Up Your Arms and Legs

In my last post, we discussed some of the problems that can arise if your arms and legs are “asleep”—meaning your arm movements are dominated by your shoulder rather than your actual arms, and/or your leg movements are dominated by your hips rather than your legs. This can cause poor speed, bad movement pitches, inability to whip your arm, and in many cases, pain. Today we’re going to talk about WHY this happens in some pitchers and what you can do about it.

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College Softball Summer Strength Training – Phase 3

This week, I’m delivering the final phase of our College Softball Summer Training program. In this post you will be able to download each of this program’s 3-phases to complete or take with you to school. In Phase 3, I’ve decreased the reps to focus on building strength, added a conditioning challenge at the end of each week and prescribed a de-load week to give you a break before the start of the fall.

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College Softball Summer Training Program – Phase 2

This week, I’m delivering Phase 2 of our College Softball Summer Training program. This is a FREE downloadable program with exercise video demonstrations and instruction. This program is designed to prepare incoming college freshmen for their collegiate weight room experience. In Phase 2, I’ve increased the challenge, added new exercises and added alternative exercises to accommodate for athletes of different levels or who has limited access to equipment.

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