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Exercise Equipment by Perform Better

At Fastpitch Power, we’re committed to providing the best resources you need to reach your softball strength training goals. Below you’ll find a list of extremely valuable exercise equipment hand picked for you by Joe Bonyai for optimal training. In combination, these simple devices can replace the need for a gym membership or large, expensive equipment. Click on a product image to be redirected to its page on the Perform Better website, and read the descriptions written by Joe for more info.

 


AEROMART FITNESS MATS

Turn any floor in your home into a comfortable gym space for stretching and core exercises.


Perform Better Product: The Cat

THE CAT

“The Cat” comes with an agility belt and resistance bungees that can be used to improve multidirectional speed a pitching specific acceleration and deceleration in ways that weight training cannot.


Perform Better Product: Dynamax minis

DYNAMAX MINIS

Dynamax mini medicine balls are a perfect size for softball athletes of all ages. They can be thrown against a wall or to a partner to improve rotational power and core strength.


Perform Better product: Exercise bands (mini bands)

EXERCISE BANDS (MINI BANDS)

Did you know that the hip has a rotator cuff just like the shoulder and that female athletes often have weak hips that predispose them to back and knee injuries? Joe will show you how to use these bands to fire up your hip stabilizers to become a safer, stronger softball athlete.


Perform Better Product: First Place kettlebells

FIRST PLACE KETTLEBELLS

Kettlebells are utilized for lower body, core and grip strength training, three areas that young female athletes are especially weak. They are extremely versatile and a few pairs can replace an entire set of dumbbells without taking up the space.


Perform Better Product: FP elite medicine ball

FP ELITE MEDICINE BALL

These medicine balls have more bounce than the Dynamax balls and also have a harder, rubber shell. They


Perform Better product: Gray cook band

GRAY COOK BAND

EVERY ATHLETE NEEDS A COOK BAND. The Gray Cook band is the most versatile band available. It can be used for upper body, lower body, and core strength exercises. It can be used to challenge specific weak links. It offers a total body workout even when you don’t have a gym available.


Perform Better Product: The Grid

THE GRID

Relieve muscular trigger points, tightness and joint pain by foam rolling every day! The Grid offers the best balance of comfort and durability in a foam roller. It has a PVC spine that never gets soft, unlike other models.


Perform Better product: Gymboss interval timer

GYMBOSS INTERVAL TIMER

You don’t need to spend hours working out! This timer allows you to improve the density and efficiency of your workouts by monitoring your work-to-rest ratio. It will tell you when to go, and when to rest, and when to go again.


Perform Better Product: Gymnic Stability Ball Plus

GYMNIC STABILITY BALL PLUS

Stability balls are great for three things, core training, glute training, and shoulder stability training, which are the three things softball players need the most!


Perform Better product: Power wheel

POWER WHEEL

Fastpitch Power doesn’t recommend doing any sit-ups or crunches, ever! The Ab Power Wheel rollout is the king of all ab exercises. It’s more functional, which means it transfers to softball skills, and it works your abs MORE than any sit-up or crunch.


Perform Better product: Superbands

SUPERBANDS

Superbands are extra-strong, long resistance bands designed for heavy duty use. They are effective for both upper and lower body workouts, and can be used for assisted chin-ups and dips.


Perform Better Product: TRX suspension training

TRX SUSPENSION TRAINING PRO PACK

The TRX might be the most popular piece of functional training equipment over the last 5 years, and for good reason. It offers a total body workout using your bodyweight. It’s especially useful for upper body and core training for softball players.


Perform Better Product: TRX door anchor

TRX SYSTEM DOOR ANCHOR

If you don’t have a secure place to anchor your TRX, the TRX System Door Anchor is your solution. Get a total body workout at home!


Perform Better Product: Valslide

VALSLIDE

The Valslides are discs designed to slide on artificial turf or carpeted surfaces. You use your bodyweight which is appropriate for young athletes! You can get a functional, total body, workout with just a pair of ValSlides and they don’t take up any space!

 

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