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Arm strengthening exercises and routines

Arm strengthening exercises and routines

Through the years, countless exercises, programs, and workouts have been developed for pitchers. Most of these training tools are designed to strengthen the pitching arm, improve durability, and decrease injury. read more
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Thrust Launch Serve Technique

Thrust Launch Serve Technique

Objective: To take the basic flat serve to new levels by adding powerful lower-body technique to the mix. read more
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Mental Imaging

Mental Imaging

Why waste money on Wimbledon tickets when you can imagine a perfect serve? read more
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Integrating Functional Training Into Your Training Plan

Integrating Functional Training Into Your Training Plan

Each sport-specific program in chapter 9 includes three types of workouts: a conditioning day, a strength day, and a power or power-endurance day. A beginning athlete should perform the conditioning day two or three times per week for two to four weeks and then move on to the strength program. read more
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Seven Ways Data Collection Can Lead to Triathlon Success

Seven Ways Data Collection Can Lead to Triathlon Success

Many triathletes pore over all the information they can find, convinced it will make it clear to them how they should train. What tends to happen, however, is usually the opposite. According to former elite triathlete Jim Vance, athletes often try to put into practice everything they have read about the latest interval set, or strength equipment, or long ride with big gear climbs. The only thing all of this information overload does is confuse them and lead them away from sticking with a read more
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Prepare mentally for the baseball swing

Prepare mentally for the baseball swing

It is one thing to know the mechanics of hitting; it is another thing to develop this desired skill in the swing. read more
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Defensive football drills: Intercepting the ball

Defensive football drills: Intercepting the ball

Whether playing man or zone, defenders must play the man until the ball is in the air, and then play the ball. read more
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Stick Handling and Ground Balls

Stick Handling and Ground Balls

Mastering fundamental lacrosse skills is vital to keeping your team in the game. All are skills a team can control and none requires special athletic skills. This chapter covers stick handling and ground balls. read more
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Making the Catch with the Pat-and-Go Drill 

Making the Catch with the Pat-and-Go Drill 

Catching the ball on the back hip is my favorite catching skill to drill because it happens so often. Every pass is not perfect; on a crossing route, when the receiver is running across the field on a dead run, the ball is often thrown behind him on his back hip. read more
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Why Women Shouldn’t Fear Bulking Up During Weight Training

Why Women Shouldn’t Fear Bulking Up During Weight Training

Getting bulky from lifting weights continues to be a concern for many women. Fitness trainer, educator, and researcher Brad Schoenfeld blames this mind-set largely on a society that glamorizes “stick-thin waifs” and sees thigh gap and protruding ribs as physical attributes. He believes bulking up should be the least of a woman’s worries. read more
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