Speed/Agility

How to Use Force Plates in Sports There was a time not too long ago that force plates could be found only in engineering or biomechanics labs on university campuses. Today, however, there are a growing number of MLB organizations that either have installed them in their weight room, training room or performance center...

The Athletic Position – It’s Hard to Recover from a Bad Start Zach Dechant Strength and Conditioning Coach for Baseball at TCU The athletic position is a fundamental position for all athletes, whether on the field or in the weight room. It is an essential position of movement initiation in virtually all sport....

Off-Season Recommendations for High School Baseball Players from a MLB Strength and Conditioning Coach With the high school baseball and summer seasons, and the importance of an effective off-season strength and conditioning program on future performance and risk of injury, we asked Paul Fournier, Major League...

Jump Rope Routine By Ed Yong, MS, CSCS, RYT There are a several reasons to incorporate jumping rope into your fitness program: It’s a great way to improve speed, agility, quickness, coordination, strength and power. It can help reduce the risk of injury by increasing strength and ankle stability while working in a...

Kneeling Hip Thrust By Mike Reinold, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS The hip thrust exercise has become a common exercise for strengthening the gluteus maximus that has gained popularity over the last couple of years thanks to its simplicity and effectiveness. While a weighted bilateral hip thrust is an excellent exercise, I have...

Proper Conditioning for the Baseball Player By Zach Dechant, CSCS, USAW, SCCS Conditioning with Tempo Runs. Conditioning for baseball players has long consisted of LSD: long, slow, distance work. While slow aerobic work has it benefits, I tend to disagree that it is a useful technique for baseball athletes which leads...