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The go-to resource for softball pitchers and coaches is now enhanced!

The go-to resource for softball pitchers and coaches is now enhanced!

This enhanced e-book with video offers an in-depth look into the art and science of softball pitching. Cheri Kempf, one of the best softball pitching coaches, helps you develop elite-level fastpitch skills, drills, and 77 video clips. read more
Defining and Understanding Strength Training Load Progression

Defining and Understanding Strength Training Load Progression

Progressive overload is the favorite modality for eliciting morpho-functional adaptations through a progressive increase of muscular, metabolic, or neural stress over time. There are many ways to rationally progress the load and thereby elicit the desired adaptations, such as higher levels of hypertrophy, muscular endurance, maximum strength, or power. read more
11 Tips for Motivating a Guy to Exercise

11 Tips for Motivating a Guy to Exercise

For many men, making a commitment to exercise is not easy. But internationally recognized fitness and nutritional expert and personal trainer Ray Klerck, a former Men’s Health cover model, says there are many ways a guy can convince himself that making the decision to take better care of himself is the right thing to do. read more
Prescribe training methods to balance and strengthen muscles

Prescribe training methods to balance and strengthen muscles

Muscles that are too short are often strong and hold antagonists in a lengthened and weakened position. These muscles need to be lengthened and made more flexible through stretching. read more
The risk of stress and inactivity for law enforcement

The risk of stress and inactivity for law enforcement

In an FBI (1988) training survey of local law enforcement agencies, stress management was rated the number one in-service training need. Several studies over the years have suggested that law enforcement is significantly more stressful than other occupations, and just slightly less stressful than firefighting. read more
Understand the fundamentals of plyometric training

Understand the fundamentals of plyometric training

Plyometrics, also called jump training, is a training technique designed to increase muscular power and explosiveness. Originally developed for Olympic athletes, plyometric training has become a popular workout for people of all ages, including children and adolescents. read more
Understanding energy systems training

Understanding energy systems training

Coaches without real knowledge of energy systems often intuitively develop programs that train the dominant energy system for their sport. For instance, sprint coaches intuitively train their athletes with sprint distances even though they are unfamiliar with the benefits of such training on the nervous system and the anaerobic energy systems. read more
Neuromuscular adaptations to strength training

Neuromuscular adaptations to strength training

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. read more
How popular media distorts the way people look at core exercise

How popular media distorts the way people look at core exercise

Too often in American popular media, the primary focus of core exercise is placed on potential aesthetic benefits, such as “six-pack abs.” People should instead focus on the potential functional or sport performance benefits of core exercise. read more
Eight Principles to Prepare the Muscles for Fighting

Eight Principles to Prepare the Muscles for Fighting

It is understood that when you do strength training, the strength you gain in the gym will translate into improved performance in the ring. read more
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