GET YOUR HIPS GOING FOR MORE BAT SPEED

How many players have you seen who LOOK like they have to use all of their energy to swing the bat? Is it hard for them? How far does the ball go when they hit it as hard as they can? How do the guys look when you watch Major League batting practice? Pretty easy…

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TRAIN FAST TO BE FAST

How you train will directly impact how you perform on the field. If you want to be explosive, you must train explosively and if you want to be fast you must train fast. The same also applies if you train slow….you will become slower. Sport specific training is a buzz word in the strength and…

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SPEED KILLS: IT PAYS TO BE FAST

Written by Pat Sherald. Pat is head of strength and conditioning for the ABPA. He spent time as a coach at Lamar University (TX) and West Virginia University. Have you heard the saying “speed kills?” Speed is one of the three measurable tools we discuss at the ABPA. However, unlike the other two tools, speed…

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3 WAYS TO IMPROVE SPEED

Written by Pat Sherald. Pat is head of strength and conditioning for the ABPA. He spent time as a coach at Lamar University (TX) and West Virginia University. In my previous two articles, I have focused on speed and the importance of speed in baseball. But the question remains, how do you get faster? Speed…

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