Tag Archive: exercise

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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When Women Lift Weights..

This week I’m sharing an article from U.S. News regarding the benefits of lifting weights for females. Honestly, I know this is a softball training site and I try my best to tailor my advice to the goals of a softball player. However, I haven’t emphasized enough that strength training is not just for young athletes; it’s a cornerstone for a fit, healthy body.

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Softball Research: How to Learn New Skills or Break Bad Habits

Struggling to learn a new pitch or break bad swing habits? Research suggests there’s a way to prime your body to learn a new skill. In this video I discuss this research and show you how to apply it to your practices and skill lessons.

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The Importance of Fitness for Softball

In this week’s video I explain why being fit is directly related to becoming better softball player. If you think strength and conditioning is only about getting stronger or faster, you’re missing the bigger (and more important) picture. For athletes with siblings or friends who play other sports, these principles apply to them as well so spread the word!

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Revolutionary Information for Coaches and Trainers

A GAME CHANGING presentation for coaches and trainers on how to develop youth athletes safely into elite athletes. I guarantee this presentation will surprise you.

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Help! I Need to Get In Shape Fast for College!

In this video, I demonstrate a total body strength training routine and my go-to conditioning exercise for getting athletes in shape quickly. I also outline a last-minute workout schedule for college athletes who want to make a good first impression this fall.

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How Strong Do Girls Need to Be?

As an athlete, it’s hard to grade your effort in the gym. How strong is strong enough? You can train hard, but are you making real progress? Are you getting stronger in the areas that will transfer to performance on the field? There are some universal benchmarks that strength coaches should be progressing you toward. In this presentation, I show you an ideal model of how a high school athlete should improve from year to year.

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If You Could Only Do One Exercise

One exercise can help you run faster, throw and swing harder, as well as keep your shoulder healthy. It’s not magic, it’s the traditional barbell deadlift. Overlooked and dismissed as a “football exercise” that can hurt your back, I explain why you should be learning it and show you a video how to do so safely.

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