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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[…]

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[…]

Assisted Squat

Exercise Purpose & Benefit This exercise improves core stability, leg, shoulder & back strength. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-AtuYWhg2k Technique Cues: Feet wide, toes out slightly Knees over feet Hands at chest level Grip object hard to engage lats/shoulder muscles Long spine Try to lower hips below knees You are unauthorized to view this[…]

Dead Start Push Up

Exercise Purpose & Benefit: This exercise improves core stability, shoulder & arm strength. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7xnVLePZOk Technique Cues: Start in down position Long spine Shoulders down & back before lift and throughout movement Don’t allow lower back to sag! Modifications: Start with easier progressions (on knees) You are unauthorized to view this[…]

Kettle Bell Squats – 2 Hands

Exercise Purpose & Benefit: This exercise improves core stability, shoulder, arm & grip strength. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCxOC_hcoXM Technique Cues: Keep eyes focused on object Grip bell hard Long spine Try to lower hips below knees Push ground down to stand up Modifications: Start with easier progressions (elevate on blocks) Use lighter bells[…]

One Arm Overhead Press – Kettle Bell

Exercise Purpose & Benefit This exercise improves core stability, shoulder, arm & grip strength. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Av1rMvvZMi8 Technique Cues: Keep eyes focused on object Grip bell hard Swing bell up into stable shoulder position by engaging lats Lower bell into stable shoulder position by engaging lats Slow, controlled movements Modifications: Start with[…][…]

Single Leg RDL

Exercise Purpose & Benefit: This exercise improves core stability & leg strength. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTGmVNyVEM8 Technique Cues: Keep eyes focused on object Grip bell hard (engage lats) Hinge/bend at hip Spine long Thigh of balance leg (leg off ground) aligns parallel with upper body Don’t allow pelvis to turn (keep belly button[…][…]

Step Back Lunge

Exercise Purpose & Benefit This exercise improves core stability & leg strength. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYWW2hZQ-Y8 Technique Cues: Keep eyes focused on object Grip bell hard Slow, controlled movements Modifications: Start with easier progressions Use lighter bells Modify depth (use more blocks) You are unauthorized to view this page.

Get Ups

Exercise Purpose & Benefit This exercise improves core stability. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDq7Khs4tLs Technique Cues: Keep eyes on bell Grip bell hard Slow, controlled movements Modifications: Start with easier progressions Use lighter bells You are unauthorized to view this page.