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Athletes, Golf -

When I sit down with a potential client and talk about their goals, more often than not they say they want to hit the ball further. I mean come on, who would want to hit the ball shorter, right? We all want to stripe the ball 300+ yards down the fairway so we can show off to our friends and reduce that handicap!   Hitting the ball with power and accuracy takes hard work. Many golfers I train lack the range of motion required to get into certain positions. Frequent visits to the range won’t help your game if you...

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Athletes, Baseball -

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 velocity, enhance a hitters exit velocity, develop the most effective arm care program, and the list goes on. This post focuses on catcher’s mobility. Although it is not a hot topic, it certainly deserves some love and attention.   Like any position in baseball, catchers participate in specific training. It is not uncommon for players to struggle as they develop the essential skills they need...

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Golfers produce some of the fastest movements in all of sports. In fact, the average club head speed during the 2019 PGA season was 113 mph. There is a lot of power the body needs to produce in order to reach speeds over 100 mph. Understanding the demand golf places on a player is important. When preparing the body for competition, one needs to properly warm up to not only perform at the highest level, but prevent injury as well.   Between herniated discs, fractured ribs, back soreness, and shoulder pain there are a lot of common injuries golfers suffer...

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Before getting into this, I just want to express how sad I am to watch athlete's seasons end before even starting. I feel for all of those athletes who prepared themselves in every which way to compete this Spring. With that in mind, this is not the time to let all of your progress disappear.   Unfortunately, the quarantine has resulted in many athletes sitting inside doing school work, watching Netflix, and playing video games. Obviously the first activity is a must, but their needs to be added physical activity. There is no excuse to not go in your backyard...

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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 other normal activity you can think of. So doing it during your training has functional benefits that carryover to real-life experiences.   Although carry variations have the functional component to them, they also have benefits that help you get stronger. It depends on the variation, intensity, and duration, but all rely heavily on the trunk to be stable. To keep it simple, a stable trunk...

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