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Risk/Reward Analysis In Training

“Life is all about taking risks” yea, maybe with asking that guy/gal out on a date or trying a new food, but certainly not in strength and conditioning!   Before I ramble on about this

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Athletes

Four Carry Variations To Add To Your Workouts

In a lot of “functional” training programs you may find different carry variations. Why? Because carrying things is functional! Think about it. Everyday you are carrying your purse, suitcase, baby, grocery bags, dishes, or any

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Coaches

Always Be Coaching

I was watching an old movie, “Glengarry Glen Ross” when I heard Alec Baldwin say “always be closing.” This phrase is very popular and was targeted at salesmen in the movie, but it resonated with

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Coaches

How My Gym Returns From COVID-19

Like most, this was one of the scariest times as a gym owner. I would be lying if the thought of closing down didn’t cross my mind because there were so many unknowns. Especially being

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Coaches

The Assessment Drives The Programming

The athlete assessment is the most important step in the program writing process. Why? It gives you 90% of the information necessary to write a program that is tailored towards the athlete’s needs. The other

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Athletes

Catcher Mobility Exercises

Strength and conditioning in baseball has become a staple in almost every organization around the country, from travel ball all the way up to the majors. Constant debates occur about how to increase a pitcher’s

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Coaches

Base Stealing: Jab Step Progressions

My recent post on the “Jab Step vs Crossover” sparked many questions about how to perform the jab step correctly. Often times athletes perform this movement naturally, but over the years they may have been coached out

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Coaches

Base Stealing: Jab Step vs. Crossover

Over the years there have been two base stealing techniques coached: Jab step and Crossover step. Not often do I say something is completely incorrect. So, I’ll say that one of these techniques is more efficient than the

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Coaches

Tough Single Leg Progression Series

Like many strength coaches who work with field athletes, I do my best to implement a great deal of single leg (SL) exercises. In most cases, I prefer them over bilateral (2 legged) exercises for a

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Coaches

5 Reasons You Aren’t Getting Faster

Almost every athlete that sits in my office to lay out their goals has “speed” listed somewhere. Makes sense.  In most cases the faster you are, the better you’ll play at your respective sport. Then

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Coaches

Let’s Give the Ankles Some Love

The hips and hamstrings get all the love when it comes to stretching. I think more than half of the athletes I work with have “tight” hamstrings. Meanwhile they just don’t know how to hinge properly.

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Athletes

Why You NEED To Train In-Season

One of my biggest pet peeves is when an athlete trains with me for 3-4 months killing themselves in the gym making tremendous progress and then they decide to take 3 months off because their

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Coaches

4 “Core” Training Categories

I thought about making this article less about different ways to train the core and more about today’s misguided obsession with core training, but I’ll save that for another time. Now you may be thinking

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Athletes

Acceleration: Foot Placement

“You need to take big steps and reach!” NOOO I’m sure we have all been told this. And maybe this could help some, but most of the time it will result in a slower start.

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Coaches

Acceleration: Hip Projection

Easily one of the most difficult movements to create is “hip projection” during the first step. BUT when it happens, it’s a beautiful thing – powerful and fluid Hip projection is when the hips move

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