Scientific Proof – Upper Body Exercises such as Push-ups, Pull-ups and Dips Improve Throwing Performances of Softball Players

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Exercises done having the feet or hands at a fixed position are know as Closed-kinetic chain resistance training (CKCRT). A study was done to see the effects of CKCRT of the upper body,exercises like push-ups, pull-ups,tricep dips, were used. It compared shoulder strength, power, and throwing velocity changes in athletes training the upper body exclusively with either CKCRT (using a system of ropes and slings) or Open-Kinetic chain resistance training (OKCRT)

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Performance System – Arm Strength and Throwing Power

armstrength-dvd-ecoverIf you’re looking for step-by-step instructions on how to improve your arm strength and throwing power, you’ve come to the right place. The Arm Strength and Throwing Power System was created for those who are serious about taking their game to the next level.

In these videos, you’ll discover the secrets for generating greater arm strength and throwing power along with advanced drills and exercises to help you throw harder and farther.

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Performance System – Ultimate 52-Week High-Performance Softball Training System

ultimate-52-week-eboxAre you very serious about reaching your maximum potential? Are you hard working? Then, this complete and breakthrough Ultimate 52-Week High-Performance Softball Training System is for you! This MONSTER 466-page system contains simply the best and most comprehensive softball workouts on the planet! These are the same softball training workouts, advanced training methods, and innovative exercises all the best softball softball players in the world use to achieve extraordinary performances.

WARNING: This advanced training system is very challenging and is designed only for serious, hard-working elite players.

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Ultimate 52-Week High-Performance Softball Training System – Part 1- The Program (354 pages)

Ultimate 52-Week High-performance Softball Training System – Part 2 – Exercise Database (102 pages)

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Q & A – Pain in Throwing

Question: 2 years ago I hurt my shoulder from throwing too much. I have had an MRI and it showed no tears. I went to physical therapy, but that didn’t help much. I can’t throw now with any speed because it hurts. Do you know any exercises that may help? Thanks.

Answer: I am really concerned with the pain. Even if the MRI didn’t show anything and the physical therapy didn’t help. There is certainly something wrong if it still hurts. Until you get an idea of what it is, it will not get better if it has been that long.

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Performance System – Scientific Core Conditioning for Softball

scientific-core-conditioning-eboxIt is a known fact that the trunk is highly involved in all major movements in softball. The trunk also plays a key role in the generation of rotational power, necessary for hitting, throwing and pitching. Every softball player needs a strong center of power not only to be successful on the field but also to prevent injuries. This is why proper abdominal training is so important.

This performance system explains why training the core is important, how it should be trained, and proposed a progression of the best core exercises for softball.

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Scientific Core Conditioning for Softball

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Medicine Ball Progression for Core Power

The core plays a key role in generating speed and power in softball whether be for running, hitting, throwing, or pitching.  The medicine ball is one of the best tools there is in order to maximize core power for softball. This report shows you a great exercise progression to increase your core power for softball.

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Medicine Ball Progression for Core Power

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Core Training for Softball Pitchers

The core plays a key role in the softball pitching motion. In addition to preventing injuries, it also helps increase speed and accuracy by (a) transferring the forces produced by the lower body to the upper body, (b) creating rotational power, and (c) stabilizing the body during the pitching motion.

Most softball pitchers have a deficient core meaning that their core is not strong or stable enough to maximize performance. This reports provides additional information on the importance of the core for pitchers and will show you several excellent exercises to train it.

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Core Training for Softball Pitchers

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Injury Prevention and Recovery Programs

This report provides two different programs: (1) A thrower’s program which is designed to help softball players strengthen all the arm and shoulder muscles involved in the throwing motion and (2) a recovery program using a foam roll designed to help recover faster after a workout, a practice, or a game. Foam rolls are used a lot by elite athlete. The best part, this can foam roll program only takes a few minutes and can be done almost everywhere as it only requires a small foam roll.

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Injury Prevention and Recovery Programs

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Scientific Proof – Post-Exercise Muscle Soreness Decreases Speed, Power and Acceleration

Softball is a sport that requires a tremendous amount of speed, power, and acceleration.  Strength training is used to improve these essential qualities.

When working hard enough in the weight room or starting a new training program, you usually experienced delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) or post-exercise muscle soreness.  You know you have post-exercise muscle soreness when you feel like you’re discovering “new muscles” and have some stiffness 24-48 hours after a new or intense workout.

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Scientific Proof – Traditional Weight Training More Effective Than Medicine Ball Training to Increase Arm Strength

Many people are wondering what is the best way to increase throwing velocity. A study compared the effectiveness of two different training methods to determine which one is the most effective to increase throwing velocity.

softball-throwing-2Researchers studied which one of traditional weight training (typical strength training in a weight room) or medecine ball training (explosive medicine ball exercises) was the most effective and they determined than traditional weight training was more effective than using medicine ball exercises to increase arm strength and throwing power.

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