Category Archive: Hitting

How Professional Volleyball Players Hit With Great Power

How to Hit Hard with Effortless Power™ Increasing Arm Speed Most everyone in the volleyball world understands that to hit harder you need to increase arm speed. There’s two general ways often taught and seen in volleyball for how athletes are instructed to hit harder: Swing the arm harder, faster[…]

Volleyball Holiday Conditioning Program

General Instructions: Perform each exercise every other day Warm-up for 5-10 minutes BEFORE performing exercises Stop and discontinue if you experience pain or injury Read the instructions carefully & follow them Perform all movements slow unless otherwise instructed   Exercises: Seated Torso Turns Instructions: Perform 10 SLOW repetitions per set[…]

Shoulder Anatomy for the Volleyball Arm Swing

Generate Arm Swing Results Your Body Can Tolerate Volleyball arm swing training should generate long-lasting competitive improvement. However, proper understanding of anatomy and movement is needed in order to achieve results that are progressive and longstanding. Unfortunately, lack of understanding often leads to training that causes injury, regardless if that[…]

Volleyball Training is Specific – To Box Jump or Not

Problems with Common Conditioning Exercises: Box Jumps – create a very specific jumping pattern which isn’t the best fit for volleyball players who use a different movement pattern for blocking & power hitting. Superman Jumps are a better choice as they train increased vertical jump height in a pattern that[…]

Core Strength & Back Injury Prevention for Volleyball

This post shows professional volleyball player (Nicole Edelman) demonstrating the core strengthening exercises she performed as part of her post-injury rehabilitation program with Powercore 360. Spine & scoliosis specialist and physical therapist Julie Edelman D.P.T. discusses what muscles are being trained and why training in this fashion helps prevent future[…]