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Category Archive: Baseball

How to Hit Home Runs, Crush a Ball or Throw Your Hardest

Try or Swing Your Hardest? Ever tried to put a little more power in your swing to hit a home run, hit a ball harder, further or throw faster? Most athletes find it doesn’t work out very well. It really doesn’t matter the sport. Anytime you try to swing or[…]

Baseball – Maintaining In-Season Strength – Part #1

How to Maintain Your Strength, Arm & Bat Speed In-Season What Your Season is Doing to Your Arm & Bat Speed So you did your off season strength & conditioning work, you increased your strength, your hitting power, bat and arm speed.  Now you’re in the middle of your season[…]

Teaching a Connected Power Baseball Swing

Good Happens with a Connected Power Swing. Swinging Bat Around Body Slows Bat Speed For most young developing hitters, they learn to swing the bat around their body in a way that actually reduces bat speed because the upper body gets essentially disconnected from the lower body. This typically slows[…]

How Hip and Shoulder Separation Improve Rotational Hitting and Throwing Performance

Improving performance in rotational sports, such as hitting and throwing, demands effective use of specific core muscles. Effective use of these muscles can automatically increase body torque, bat or arm speed, and power. Ineffective use impedes attaining these desired goals. Rotational power increases with improved hip and shoulder separation. An[…]

Baseball Stance Weight Distribution & Hip Power

Hit with Consistent Power! To consistently hit with maximize power you’ll want to ensure you have the same hitting routine every time you step into the batter’s box. Practice the following routine until you know longer have to think about it: Step into the box with your right foot Place[…]

Do Planks Improve Performance?

Planks Improve Spine Stability & Health When planks are performed correctly, they are a great exercise for general spine health for both athletes and non-athletes. They may not improve your hitting, throwing, swinging, kicking or punching velocity, but they do help re-align the spine, pelvis and shoulders in their natural[…]

Baseball Throwing Mechanics – Elbow Tuck & Turn Pull (resisted)

Set Up: Sit on ball or chair with hips and knees level and sit tall so spine is aligned (neutral) Band attached to right torso, @ chest level (band is anchored in front of right shoulder) Additional band is attached to exercise handle (held in right hand), (band is anchored in front[…][…]

Baseball Throwing Mechanics – Hip & Shoulder Separation Drill (resisted torso)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKpdqJBAVnE Set Up: Band attached to left torso, @ chest level Band is anchored 45 degrees behind right shoulder Cues: SLOWLY Move from Balance to Stride to Hip Turn keeping upper half closed until hip turn pulls torso/shoulders through Routine: 2-3 sets of 5-10 reps with band connected You are[…]