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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[…]

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[…]

MMA – How to Recover after Punching

Avoid Getting Clocked! After throwing or landing a punch you need to quickly move your body back out of the way to avoid getting hit or kicked yourself. As shown in the video above, train this movement using the Powercore 360 MMA Power Hip & Torso Trainers. Hook a band[…]

Training Should Be Specific

The primary goal of competitive athletes should be to improve sports performance. The most direct way to improvement is to effectively use the concept of specificity of training. In other words, you perform as you train. Consequently, an athlete’s familiarity with this exercise concept is essential.   Specificity of training[…]

MMA – Punching Downwards with Power

Training is Highly Specific to Body Position Punching downwards towards the ground with power is different from than when you’re on your feet. Training is very specific in terms of the position & angles your ankles, knees, hips, spine, shoulders and entire body are in when you fight. If you[…]

What is The Core & Core Training?

This post will define The Core and What Core Training is. What is The Core? In the strength & conditioning and physical training worlds, the core often refers to a specific part of the human body being trained. While the definition of the core may differ based on who you[…]

Why Powercore 360 is the Perfect Training Tool for Rotational Sports Movements!

This article discusses why Powercore 360 is the perfect training tool for rotational sport athletes who want to hit, throw, or kick with maximal power and velocity. Various issues, related to rotational sports movement training and performance, will be presented, including 1) power sources of the body; 2) body sequencing[…]

Four Words You Don’t Want Your Athlete to Say!

You’re doing your lesson and everything is fine until your athlete says “I don’t feel very good”, “I feel kinda lighted headed”! This post will discuss what to do to prevent this from happening again. Background Information It’s the middle of July with summer heat blaring, we’re indoors with no[…]

MMA, Boxing & Fighting – How to Hit, Kick and Punch with More Power

MMA Training – From the Ground Up If you want to improve the power of your punches, hits and kicks then train from the ground up! Ground Reaction Forces As a fighter steps into a punch, hit or kick, their back foot pushes against the ground and essentially the ground[…]