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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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Losing Speed Between Outdoors and Indoors

This week reader Ron asked about his daughter’s drop-off in speed when she moves indoors for winter practice. Hear my thoughts in today’s video!

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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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The 3-Step Speed Plan

Have you been working hard at improving your mechanics, but growing frustrated by not gaining as much speed as you’d like to? This plan is for you.

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How to Vary your Pitch Speed

Hey everyone, I’m back! Watch today’s video to learn about the importance of changing speeds when you pitch, and how to do it.

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Speed loss: are you fighting gravity when you pitch?

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Do you feel like you’re not getting the right amount of speed for the effort you’re putting into each pitch, and/or do you tend to miss high a lot? I’ve seen a number of new students lately, and noticed that most who are struggling with these issues have something in common: they release against gravity.

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How fast do you really need to throw?

It’s a misconception that most college softball pitchers throw in the mid-upper 60s.

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2014 Softball Preseason Strength and Conditioning Program

In this week’s post, I outline the final phase of our 2014 Off Season Strength Training Program. 3 videos, 3 workouts that you can rotate all the way up until the start of your competitive season…and beyond.

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Improving the Drive -Through Strength Training

This week, I’m reposting three older videos, that include theory and exercises designed to improve the first phase of the windmill delivery: the drive through. Each video touches on different technical points and ways to address them through flexibility, core, and strength training.

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