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Oates Specialties sells select conditioning equipment and accessories for the elite athlete under its proprietary 'TAP' product line. We offer unique training equipment that targets the fast twitch ATP energy system so that athletes in all sports can become more explosive, dynamic, and athletic. Many of our products also help to improve functional strength, such as rotational power and speed that is critical for sports like baseball, tennis, and golf. A number of our products are designed for the specific needs of the throwing athlete to enable him or her to realize superior arm health and increased velocity. Whether your goal is to become faster, stronger, quicker, or to jump higher, throw harder, and hit it farther, or simply become a more durable athlete, we have the conditioning tools that will help you achieve that objective.

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The Batting Target


Oates Specialties has carried various products to help provide pitchers with a focal point during practice. These products include the Pitching Pad, the Target Pad, and the Advanced Command Trainer, which have all proven to be extraordinary in helping pitchers achieve significant gains in the command of their pitches. The reason for this stems from a concept called deliberate practice, which I have written about in the past. Here is a link to my blog post on this topic for those of you unfamiliar or interested in reading it again. As a quick refresher, deliberate practice is the concept whereby during every drill or exercise an athlete has a specific goal in mind that he or she is trying to accomplish. For example, when a pitcher warms up with a partner, that pitcher shouldn’t simply th...


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Recovery Time during Workouts


There have been several questions from readers of this blog regarding the amount of time it takes for the body's ATP energy system to recover after an exercise. This is a very important question and yet one of the most difficult to answer precisely. Most research on the topic shows the rest time for full recovery of the ATP energy system to be approximately 2 minutes. However, there are a number of variables which affect the amount of time needed for recovery. The first variable has to do with how depleted the athlete's ATP system is after the exercise or activity. In other words, how long was the duration of the exercise. Remember the ATP energy system provides the body energy for as long as 30 seconds (although after 12 seconds the amount of ATP providing energy sharply decreases as the glycogen system begins to take over). If an athlete exercises with high intensity for 25 to 30 seconds then their ATP energy will be completely depleted and they will need a full 2 minutes to ...


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Oates Specialties is a family owned and operated business. Since starting the company in 2003 with baseball as its primary focus, Robert and Gloria Oates, along with their son Brian, have worked diligently to develop a line of quality athletic conditioning tools that is unparalleled. We hope you enjoy our product line, videos, and blog. Contact us if we can help you in any way!

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