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Connection Ball

Connection Ball

In my post last week I discussed the arm positions that all pitchers should travel through during their delivery if they want to maximize the efficiency of their movement patterns...

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Pronation Drills: Why Athletes at the Texas Baseball Ranch are Ahead of the Game

Pronation Drills: Why Athletes at the Texas Baseball Ranch are Ahead of the Game

Last year I wrote two articles regarding pronation and the deceleration process of the arm after a pitch is thrown. For those of you who have not read those articles,...

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Blend Speed Chains into Hitting Drills

Blend Speed Chains into Hitting Drills

The Speed Chains have many benefits for athletes of all ages and levels. They can train the right energy system, develop more efficient neuromuscular pathways, increase sport specific functional strength,...

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Muscle Imbalance in Athletes

Muscle Imbalance in Athletes

Many sports require an athlete to repeat the same motion or movement time and time again which can cause the athlete's body to become unbalanced. Whether the athlete is throwing...

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Baseball Specific Warm Up

Baseball Specific Warm Up

A warm up routine. Everybody has one, from California to New York, from little league to the big leagues. Before practice or games a warm up is necessary to prepare...

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TAP Extreme Duty Pummel Balls

TAP Extreme Duty Pummel Balls

Many coaches, players, and individuals have realized the benefits that stem from performing explosive, dynamic exercises with a medicine ball. I was first introduced to such throws in high school...

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Increasing Your Vertical Jump

Increasing Your Vertical Jump

I know this may seem like an interesting title to one of my blogs as I normally write about conditioning regimens, workout equipment, or how to improve an athlete’s baseball...

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D-Bat Tulsa: Training Regimen

D-Bat Tulsa: Training Regimen

Baseball players in Tulsa, Oklahoma are a lucky group of athletes. Last week I spoke with Scott Glanz, a former professional baseball player who recently opened up a training facility...

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Trevor Bauer and Pitch Trajectory Drills

Trevor Bauer and Pitch Trajectory Drills

In this blog I want to discuss a few exercises and devices that can help improve the trajectory of pitches in a pitcher’s arsenal. For those of you who read...

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Pitch Trajectory

Pitch Trajectory

Pitch trajectory is an extremely important but generally overlooked aspect of pitching. Most pitchers and pitching coaches spend their time focused on mechanics, velocity, or command and don’t think about...

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Gymnastic Rings: A Great Functional Workout

Gymnastic Rings: A Great Functional Workout

Now that I am no longer playing ball I probably spend too much time in the weight room working on my “beach muscles.” After several months of lifting weights and...

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TAP Slam Net - Rotational Explosiveness

TAP Slam Net - Rotational Explosiveness

For those of you familiar with Oates Specialties you know that we are always searching for new explosive exercises to train athletes. One of our newest products, the TAP Slam...

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