Beginner T-Spine Mobility

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4vSrltrc8M]Today, I’m putting a few more of our rotational t-spine mobility movements.  The first is Knees Side to Side.  Most coaches have probably seen this one done.  The emphasis should be reaching out with the arms as far as possible.   Make sure the shoulders don’t come off the ground as the knees approach the floor.  When this occurs reverse the …

T-Spine Mobility Videos

Back in November I posted some of our T-Spine Mobility exercises.  At the time I uploaded pictures of the exercises and gave a little background on each of them.  Here’s the video for each of those exercises as well as the links back to the previous posts.  Hip Flexor Steps w/ Rotation can be found HERE. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHEUZSd8hD0] All Fours – …

Hip Mobility Series

I’ve had several questions lately about the Hip Mobility Series that I presented at the Metroplex Strength and Cond. Clinic this past weekend.  I have finally created a YouTube Channel HERE  so that I can link the videos to our site.  Here’s our 1st video series on Hip Mobility.  Our hurdle duck unders are the 1st movement in our hurdle …

Hip Flexor Steps w/ Rotation – Thoracic Spine Mobility

Like we talked about last week, thoracic spine rotation is hugely important for athletes, and especially rotational athletes.  This weeks exercise touches on t-spine mobility once again.  In this exercise athletes start in a pushup positon with a straight line from the shoulder to the ankle.  Athletes will take a step outside of the hand and drive the hips towards …

Dumbbell or Barbell Bench Press for Baseball

Here’s a great question I received today from a high school coach.  I get questions like this a lot so I thought I’d share with all of you.  I know that your pitchers are primarily one-position players, but if you had a pitcher that plays multiple positions for you when he wasn’t pitching, would you say it was okay for …

The Fast Get Faster – Speed Training

I’m posting our speed training for today.  Pitchers and position players both took part.  As we progress throughout the off-season and into the pre-season we will diverge into our specific speed development.  Everyone will have an assigned speed session based on their position and movement skills.  Total volume today was 270 yards with full recoveries in between.  This was a …

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Individualized Training for Recovery

I think that one of the most important areas of sports training that is being overlooked is how the athlete body feels.  The athlete’s body is always right.  You as a coach may think you know what’s going in inside, but in reality it’s always your best guesstimate.  Knowing how your athlete’s body is responding to the training, practices, school …

Thoracic Spine Mobility

One of the t-spine mobility exercises we always put into our warm-up is All Fours – Single Arm Rotations.   It allows for extension and rotation of the t-spine, which is extremely important for any rotational athlete.  Immobile t-spines can not only create problems up and down the spine, they can cause oblique injuries, and serious shoulder problems.   Teaching and mobilizing thoracic …