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.
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)
Summer strength and conditioning is about to get rolling here at 1RM Performance. It’s time to let the masses know what’s new! If you’ve trained with us in the past, you know that our programming and our gym are constantly evolving and bringing our athlete's the most badass results they could ask for. Summer 2017 brings even more improvements and evolution of what 1RM Performance is and how we make our athletes better!
Speed Training Post Injury. Becoming the Athlete you were.
How do you get back to full speed after a serious lower body injury? The answer is relatively simple: restore ideal movement, improve strength relative to body mass, and then get explosive, really explosive. Following these three steps will take a little more than just going to your local 24 hour, but if you’re persistent, patient, and believe in the process, you’ll be very happy with what you find at the end of your journey.
To see this process in action, let’s look at one of our pro guys, Connor Hoffman, who is in the middle of the process right now at 1RM Performance.
The first thing I have learned as an intern at 1RM Performance: These Trainers Care.
The most caring trainers in San Diego are at 1RM Performance. I always knew Bobby and his staff cared very much about each individual athlete. Of course, until this summer, I had never seen them train anyone beside myself. It is now week three of my internship at 1RM performance, and I am amazed at how intently they train each athlete! They give all of their effort all the time. Literally. I have witnessed the same attitude and energy in the gym for a grade school girl at 10 AM as I have for a collegiate football player training at 8 PM. To me, that is called being passionate and loving what you do. Bobby and Melissa put their lives into this gym and it really shows.