Two Simple Steps To Increase Your Vertical
What is the easiest way to jump higher? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that question. To be honest the answer is pretty damn simple: assess what you’re currently doing and add in more of the opposite. In other words, if your jumping volume is high, lift heavier and more often. If you lift heavy all the time, add more jumps into your program. This sounds too good to be true, but its not. It’s literally that simple.
Using Objective Feedback in Training
Objective Feedback is one of the most powerful, yet extremely under utilized tools in the strength and conditioning world. Objective feedback will change the game for your athlete's performance in several ways. First of all, it will improve the competitive environment within your gym. Second, it can provide multiple avenues of auto regulation. Third, it allows you and your athletes to see that the programming is working by providing even more measurable results. Finally, it forces athletes to increase their output, improving the rate of progress your athletes make within your gym.
Improving The Throwing Athlete Part 1. Generating Lower Body Power. Do You Have What it Takes?
Is your lower half holding you back when you throw? Do you feel like you’re not maximizing your lower body while throwing? The simplest way to see if your lower body is holding you back is to see if your lower body has enough power and strength to begin with. In other words, does your lower body have sufficient power but you are just not using it? Or, are you just so weak and have such little power coming from your lower half that there is nothing there to help you generate speed and power into the ground and down the mound helping you throw.
Long Term Development of Youth Baseball Players
The best ways to maintain long-term development of youth baseball players has been getting a little confusing over the past few years. The internet has granted coaches at all levels access to really advanced training methods. Band accelerated jumps, band resistant squat jumps, weighted ball programs, resisted and accelerated sprint work, and high speed high force med ball exercises are now all extremely common in training programs for athletes of all levels; from the beginners to the pros that have been training for 15 years. This info, although awesome to be out there, is in my opinion a double edge sword, and hindering the actual long term development of the youth baseball players of the country.
I’m not an expert in training during pregnancy or post-pregnancy. I am a strength and conditioning coach, with a master’s in exercise physiology, and mom of one little future athlete/lifter. I am simply a seeker of the truth about training during and post pregnancy. In fact, I haven’t really found many people out there who are true experts in this field.
Making The Best Baseball Players Better
The best baseball players in the world have two things in common:
1. Their rotational, vertical, lateral and horizontal power are off the charts.
2. They have tremendous balance through both feet, clean rotational patterns, and HAVE incredible sagittal stabilization.
At 1RM Performance, we focus on these two factors and because of this, our athletes become the strongest, most powerful athletes they can be.
Velocity Based Training for Baseball Players
Training for baseball is something we specialize in at 1RM Performance. We work with baseball players ranging from junior high to professional and everything in between. With all the hours spent working with baseball players, there is one thing you learn: the BEST baseball players are the MOST powerful. Yes, there are insane skills involved, but power is the underlying factor with all high level baseball players. This sounds obvious, but i feel like this often gets over looked, especially in the world of training baseball players. Remeber, Power = Force X Velocity. The amount of power we generate day to day is dependent on the reactivity and sensitivity of an athletes Central Nervous System (CNS). Success in baseball IS CNS dependent, and we have found the key to unlocking the CNS.
(Avery Tuck and Tommy Goodridge, some of my first guinea pigs that showed massive results with VBT)
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The number one reason that women stop exercising during pregnancy is they feel like it could be harmful to both baby and mom. They say there could be a lack of blood flow and oxygen supply to the baby, ligaments become lax and too unstable to train, it can effect the amount of nutrition to the baby, body temperature is elevated to an unsafe level, or there is too much mechanical stress to sustain. This has been a long held belief by many women, and it’s pretty similar to the myth that strength training for youth athletes is harmful too. At 1RM, we have written articles based on science and practical application that youth strength training is perfectly safe and actually beneficial for athletes. In this post, we will show that science also supports training during pregnancy.
Do a simple google search on training during pregnancy, and you aren’t going to find a lot of substantial material. Sure, you will find plenty of articles telling you to walk or do yoga during pregnancy, but you will be hard-pressed to find articles on actually training during pregnancy. We are a sports performance gym; we focus on performance. We're going to walk through training during pregnancy and how you can legitimately train with "a bun in the oven". And by train, I mean lift heavy, play sports, go hiking, and stay strong. This article won't get into the detailed science and research on the physiologicial response to exercise when pregnant, but stay tuned for that article.