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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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Core Exercises for Hitting and Pitching (and why you still drag your back foot)

In this week’s video I show you three core exercises to improve hitting and pitching that you can perform almost anywhere as long as you have an exercise band. The exercises in this video are designed to improve rotational power for swinging AND pitching. In the video I demonstrate how the ability to rotate might be THE critical capacity for pitchers who want to achieve maximal velocity and command.

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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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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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3 Tests and What They Say About Your Softball Ability

This week, I’m giving you some insight into the “corrective” side of strength training for softball players. In this video, I demonstrate three exercise-tests that you can perform to determine if there are underlying physical issues holding back your skill development or performance on the field.

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Your New Ab Exercises

This week, I’m posting a catalog of my favorite ab exercises. These are unlike traditional crunches and situps which challenge the core’s ability to flex and extend the spine. These exercises challenge core stability, the ability to maintain proper posture, which is we want to transfer to sports movements.

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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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“Front Side” Strength Training for Softball Pitchers

In this week’s video covering strength training for softball pitchers, I show you what exercises to add if you are struggling with creating or maintaining a strong front side during your delivery.

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