Power Bands Power bands challenge your muscles by creating resistance in multiple directions. You must stabilise against this resistance to maintain the correct movement pattern for each exercise. The result is increased strength in the targeted muscle group. As an added bonus, stabiliser and support muscles, which are often neglected during traditional training, are also… Read More
How do we move and why it’s important to screen to help us train efficiently.
Do your sleeping habits impact on performance? How well do you sleep? Did you know that sleep, or more importantly lack thereof will have a serious impact upon your performance on the baseball diamond. Lack of sleep can come from a variety of ways. Perhaps you’ve just had a baby, you have stress at work,… Read More
When was the last time you had a break from Baseball? I treat so many players and when I ask this question, the answer is years ago, sometimes never. In Victoria with Summer rolling into Winter Seasons there is very little time to give arms a rest. Coupled with the fact that many of the… Read More
What exercises can you do at home to keep baseball fit.
Your arm is only as fast as it can decelerate the throwing action! What does this mean? When we throw a ball hard, there is a bunch of muscles that act to slow down and stop the arm from spinning all the way around; if they didn’t it would spin around about 20 times in… Read More
Performance Plus is very precise in the wording of human movement, so here are few diagrams that cover the basic movements of the arm and muscles involved with throwing! Pronation and Supination This is the movement of putting the palm up and down. Planes of Movement Flexion – decreasing the angle in the saggital plane… Read More
Systematic strength training produces structural and functional changes, or adaptations, in the body. The level of adaptation is evidenced by the size and strength of the muscles. The magnitude of these adaptations is directly proportional to the demands placed on the body by the volume (quantity), frequency, and intensity (load) of training, as well as… Read More
Interval training is a type of training that involves a series of low- to high-intensity workouts interspersed with rest or relief periods. The high-intensity periods are typically at or close to anaerobic exercise, while the recovery periods involve activity of lower intensity. Varying the intensity of effort exercises the heart muscle, providing a cardiovascular workout, improving aerobic capacity and permitting… Read More
Wall Balls Rotational throws are the best technique for developing power in the core and hip muscles. These exercises are particularly good for hockey, golf, tennis, baseball, and any other sport that requires explosive rotary action. Medicine ball throws develop hip power by teaching the athlete to better utilise hip internal and external rotation to… Read More
Why Wrist Weights are Useful in Throwing Sports. Light dumbbells have been used in baseball for rehabilitation and catch-all “shoulder programs” for decades. While these modalities have their place, wrist weights do a far better job from a dual-factor perspective – they work well at generating a physiological response and also teach the body to… Read More