The game of baseball and softball has been studied extensively, especially in recent years with the boom of tracking devices entering the sports world. Most commonly investigated for hitters has been the measure of bat velocity (also termed swing speed). Anything from how this metric impacts the likelihood of a hit to what athletes can...Read More
As a performance coach, we focus so much on how our athletes move yet we don’t always get an opportunity to observe how the athlete responds to game-like stimuli. Due to this, I was provoked to dive into this deeper when an athlete of mine had every athletic tool necessary to be successful in their...Read More
Do you feel like you’re swinging hard but the ball is going nowhere? Is ‘warning-track-power’ your nickname? Do you feel like if you ever do get a hold of a ball it gets pulled foul? Then you may be suffering from a lack of backside power… In hitting, there are three main components to developing...Read More
LINEAR SPEED VS SPORTS SPEED…. Before we start, it is important to understand we are using linear speed in reference to straight ahead sprinting as done in track and field. Sports speed is in reference to every other sport there is that requires running or sprinting. Yes, there is a difference between the two and...Read More
ANTI ROTATION It has become conventional wisdom that training the core is an essential part of every strength training program. From the world’s best athletes to the average Joe at your local gym, everyone is obsessed with training the CORE! But what is considered the core and how can it be trained optimally? ...Read More
Quite the title, huh? If you have any involvement in the sports science world, you are well aware that females have a higher incidence of ACL tears than males. In fact, women are 3-6 times at a greater risk for tearing their ACL than men. For years, researchers, coaches, athletic trainers, doctors, and professionals...Read More
Why are men typically stronger and faster than women? There is a multitude of differences between the male and female anatomy that account for strength, power, and endurance differences. However, where most people like to attribute these differences to gender alone, the main reason for these discrepancies is due to hormones and muscle mass distribution....Read More
6 days agoby ath_warehouseYou are never “too young” to train when you have the proper intention behind your training.
1 week agoby ath_warehouse1:6 - The ratio of Coach Jack’s abs to his years on the planet Join us in wishing Coach Jack the happiest of birthdays!!
2 weeks agoby ath_warehouseWe utilize short proprioceptive actions (3 Reps) followed by a 10 second isometric contraction at the end position of the movement. The isometric contraction has been shown to provide an analgesic effect in the area being contracted, which can be very beneficial following a large volume of high effort throwing.
3 weeks agoby ath_warehouse#repost@coach_serio ・・・ Yet another Female Alpha member who just lives, acts, and responds like a 10-year veteran. @rileafusco supplies an incredible response when discussing her role this year on her college team (No.4 in the country btw). What’s so powerful about her response is the emotional maturity to understand that she is a piece of something bigger. She masterfully demonstrates how she must suppress her ego and remain task focused. She admits to moments of frustration but quickly assures that these feelings too subside as she continues to push, fore she knows there will be moments when she is