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3 Ways to Increase Power Without Olympic Lifts

Speed is king. Every coach and athlete knows this when it comes to being able to play at high levels. Research has stated that increasing power is goi...

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...

You're Probably Neglecting Your Posterior Chain. Here's How to Train It

To achieve maximum strength levels, you must be well-rounded in your training. Many athletes are quick to train the "beach muscles"—biceps, trice...

Skip the Barbell: 9 Power Exercises Anyone Can Do

Expressing power is all about one's ability to generate force quickly. It's a vital quality to have in any sport, whether you're looking to get off...

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...

Are Med Ball Tosses and Passes a Part of Your Routine? They Should Be

Power is a difference-maker for athletes. Olympic lifts and jumps (plyometrics) deservedly get a lot of love when it comes to talking about how to ...

Heavier Isn't Always Better: How the Force-Velocity Curve Impacts Your Training

As coaches, we see the same old story play out in our trainees—the guy who always puts too much weight on the sled, the woman who grabs the heaviest...

What Exactly Is Sport-Specific Training?

Sport-specific training has become one of the trendiest buzzwords in sports performance. Parents now constantly ask trainers if they offer it. In resp...

15 Baseball Exercises MLB Players Actually Do

There's a power shift underway in Major League Baseball. Players are becoming faster, stronger and, yes, more powerful through training techniques tha...

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