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Applying Concepts of Shock Training to Pitching: Part 1, The Weight Room

To throw at elite velocities, pitchers must be able to produce a lot of force in a short amount of time. Strength plays an important role in this, but...

5 Contrast Exercises for Baseball Players to Dramatically Increase Rotational Power

I'm a big believer in contrast training, also referred to as post-activation potentiation (PAP). When done correctly this can be a great tool for athl...

Should I Train With Weighted Baseballs?

Weighted baseballs have played a role in the development program of many pitchers. But despite the success stories, their use remains a hot topic in b...

This Warm-Up Could Help You Throw Harder Than Ever

Training to gain throwing velocity is common practice. But one area pitchers often ignore in their quest to throw harder is the quality and structure ...

The Power 'Slingshot' Every Baseball Player Needs to Train

Baseball is all about power. At the highest level, pitchers are now regularly throwing over 100 miles per hour and batters are clobbering more home...

Should Baseball Pitchers Bench Press?

Whether or not pitchers should Bench Press has been a debate inside and outside of the baseball community for a long time. And when I say Bench Press,...

Fan Throws 96 MPH at Radar Gun Booth, Gets MLB Contract

Most visits to the radar gun booth end with a hurt ego. After spending a few innings watching big leaguers effortlessly hurl 90-plus mph, we someho...

Want to Improve Your Lead Leg Block? Do This in the Gym

The lead leg block is an important key to throwing velocity for baseball pitchers. As the front foot strikes the ground, the linear momentum of the lo...

High School Softball Pitcher Tosses Improbable All-Strikeout Perfect Game

Most pitchers dream of throwing a perfect game. Shannon Becker not only achieved it, but she struck out all 21 batters she faced in the process. I ...

Why Most Young Pitchers Get Worse During Their Season—And What They Can Do To Stop It

We're approaching the climax of high school baseball season, and still have the full summer ball circuit ahead of us. Year after year, you see pitc...

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