Summer = Off Season = TRAINING!!!

Summer is nearly upon us, spring sports are over (or nearly so), school is winding down, and the sun is waking us all up quite a bit earlier. **DEEEEEP BREATH*** I love summer. Not only is it fantastically warm and I finally sweat profusely during my workouts (contrast that to the winter to where I’m lucky to break a sweat, in my sweat pants…I get cold pretty easily) but it’s the off-season for high school sports. I know some of you play your sport year-round in clubs and stuff (see my thoughts on that HERE), but seriously, the summer is a perfect time to start training and getting stronger for next year’s season. So, it’s time to hit the weight room, […]

Post-Holiday Physique Quick Fixes

I apologize. I have no intention of giving you a “quick fix.” Why? Because they don’t exist.  Yup, the media and fitness “experts” have lied to you. There is no such thing as “10 Minutes to Abz” or ,”Cleanse Food of the month” or any other such nonsense as that. Want to know the secret? 1. Consistency- eating well 90% of the time (you can have treats. But remember they’re once-in-a-while occasions. That’s why they’re “treats.”) and exercising regularly (not just in January). 2. Consistency 3. Consistency Notice a trend here? This month we’re going to be dispelling some of the proliferous myths of the fitness world as well as offer solutions to maintaing a healthy lifestyle, and your sanity, that actually […]

Powerful Hips for Power Hitters

Today we’re going to touch on a topic that certainly doesn’t warrant a prolix explanation, yet needs to be addressed regardless, as from time to time as I run into folks in the baseball/softball circles – be they coaches, parents, or players – who have been misguided in this area. How does one improve the power of their swing, in order to make the ball fly farther and faster? Just to clear the air, there are two primary components that must be capitalized upon: technique, and strength+power. One can possess all the strength in the world, so much so that it makes Bane look like a utter weakling, but if they lack technique – timing of the swing, proper sequencing […]