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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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Softball Fitness: The Importance of Aerobic Work for Strength and Power

For this week’s contribution, I’m sharing an article that covers the science behind the importance of aerobic training and development for strength and power athletes. This article is technical and I understand it doesn’t satiate the reader’s who are looking for exercises or “workouts”. I’m sharing this for the fitness and strength and conditioning professionals who are in charge of creating and implementing training programs.

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Fastpitch150: The Best Leg Workout You Can Do Anywhere

If you’ve been busy all summer and have not had a chance to workout in preparation for your fall sport or season, you still have time left to get in shape. In this week’s video I demonstrate what I call the Fastpitch150, a “simple but savage” leg workout designed to improve leg stamina and overall conditioning. If you are worrying about “all the running” your college coach will enforcing this fall, or need to get in shape for another sport like soccer or field hockey, this workout is for you.

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Rapid Fire Speed Pitching: Good or Bad?

I don’t know if this is a recent epidemic or a coincidence, but I’ve had several parents come up to me recently saying that their daughter’s coach has asked her to throw as many pitches as she can as fast as she can in some set amount of time, and wondering if that’s okay. This is an easy one: NO IT’S NOT!

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The Biggest Mistake in Conditioning Softball Pitchers

Last week when I answered reader CC’s question I promised I’d talk more about training young athletes and the Long Term Athlete Development Model. Following is an article I recently had published in the Performance Conditioning newsletter for baseball and softball. The information is indispensable for any parent of a young athlete!

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20/20 Conditioning for Softball Practices

In this week’s video, I demonstrate a body weight conditioning circuit that you can install after your preseason or in-season practices. This circuit is easy to coach, will increase or maintain your athletes’ fitness but will not leave your athletes too sore or stiff the next day.

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Conditioning for Softball: No Running Required

In this week’s video, I continue my series on alternative methods of conditioning for softball. This week I introduce how to use the medicine ball for both individual and team conditioning workouts. These exercises are appropriate for all ages and levels. I’ve also given you 8 weeks of conditioning workouts that are both space and time efficient, and are best utilized after a skill lesson, practice or game.

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Kettlebell Conditioning Workouts for Softball

In this week’s video, I show you two awesome at-home workouts using the kettlebell. I demonstrate 8 exercises, a beginner routine of 4 exercises and a more advanced routine of 4 exercises. I also show you how to design and progress your kettlebell conditioning workouts.

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In Season Workout Advice for Softball

When’s the last time you heard anyone say “Softball’s a great workout”? Face it, playing sports is not an adequate stimulus to develop and maintain the physical capacities such as strength and flexibility that allow athletes to perform at a HIGH level SAFELY season after season. But scheduling workouts during the season is tough! In this video I review the physical consequences of a long competitive season and provide some guidance on how arrange workouts around practices and games.

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