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How to build Speed and Power for Baseball and Softball

Baseball and softball are two of the most competitive sports that young athletes participate in when it comes to the middle school and high school sports training world. There are tons of different leagues, travel teams, coaches, organizations, scouts, tournaments, national tournaments, and more that make up the baseball and softball scene. Now, with that […]

Moving the Chains [Motivation Monday]

One of the most important concepts to keep in mind in achieving a LARGE goal is to KEEP MOVING THE CHAINS. In other words, small amounts of progress over time add up – focus on little wins and continual progress rather than always focusing on the end result and you will be much happier. You […]

How to Improve Your Results in the Gym [Motivation Monday]

Good morning and Happy Monday! You know, people often ask us what the BEST way is to get results in and out of the gym… That is quite the loaded question because many factors come into play. Sleep, proper nutrition, exercise, supplements, rest, recovery, and more all come into play when it comes to getting […]

The Importance of a Proper Warm-Up for Workouts

If you are serious about your training and your longevity in your sport, every training session should ALWAYS begin with a thorough warm-up. This is often considered a “boring” part of the workout – foam rolling, stretching, and performing dynamic movements through full range of motion often gets neglected and not taken very seriously because […]

How to Find Time to Train with Busy Schedules

One of the most difficult aspects of training is more often than not proper time management. When busy schedules arise, we often start to feel overwhelmed and anxious, wondering how are we going to be able to fit practice, school, homework, games, a part-time job (for some), and a social life in addition to training?! […]

Why Showing Up is Crucial to Your Success

Why Showing Up is Crucial to Your Success Any time a new athlete or client starts with us, we instill from Day 1 that in order to get the results they want, they simply need to be consistent and “show up”. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? I would think so too – imagine if you just […]

Explosive Speed and Power Development Using the Olympic Lifts

It’s of my opinion that the most efficient and single best way to develop EXPLOSIVE speed and power is by utilizing the Olympic lifts (clean & jerk, snatch) and their variations into your training for continued speed, strength, and power. Obviously for an athlete, these qualities are of great importance if they wish to succeed […]

Strength Training for Young Athletes

This topic of strength training as it pertains to youth athletes (age 10-14) is of special interest to me, mainly because I hear all sorts of lies, myths, and simple false facts that strength training will hurt a young athlete’s growth potential. This is no more than an urban legend and something that really has […]

How to Get Stronger and Faster for Baseball

In my short career as a strength & conditioning coach, I have trained quite a few baseball players. Many of them want the same thing: a faster 60 yard dash time, strength to hit the ball further and throw harder, and keep their chances of getting hurt slim-to-none.  It makes me a happy person when […]