This article here from Coach Michael Boyle really hits home! Whether it’s weight loss, improving bat speed, first step acceleration or rehabbing a shoulder, more times than not, the best way to improve in all of these areas is to get stronger! Take flexibility for instance. We often find that many of the clients we screen lack flexibility, especially in the hips and thoracic spine. After a month of training with us, they’ll find that their flexibility has greatly improved!
255 lb. Hex Bar Deadlift, Double 20 kg Clean and Push Press, 39 inch hurdle hop and a 62 pound Snatch for one explosive 13 year old! This is what we call SPEED training! Check out Daniel Fox going through a speed-strength workout at DSP!
There are still too many strength and conditioning programs for baseball players that rely on heavy back squats and bench press. That’s okay if you want slow, stiff players that are always injured. At DSP we want our Baseball players to be strong, explosive and athletic…and this is how we do it!
Here’s what we did:
5 minutes of mobility work (wall ankle stretch, 1/2 kneeling adductor, foam roll)
Performing exercises in the half kneeling position is a great way to supercharge your workouts without having to increase load and reps. We use them with all of our clients at DSP. They’re great for improving balance, trunk stability, glute medius strength and teaching you how to link up body segments.
ACL Prevention Training is simply good strength training. There are ACL Prevention programs everywhere, yet the rates of injuries are rising. Our solution to this problem at DSP is to make sure that the mobile joints are mobile, the stable joints are stable, and the core is strong. Good read here!