Resistance Band Training for Baseball and Softball

Baseball and softball players perform very repetitive movements, especially during throwing actions. While the lower body movement patterns are similar to those of many sports, there are some applications of specific movements tat can be adapted for these two sports. Injuries from overuse of the shoulder and elbow are particularly prevalent in baseball and softball […]

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Resistance Band Sports Training

Elastic resistance can be used to improve the sports performance elements of power, agility and speed. Power is the ability to exert or produce force in a very short period of time. Agility is the ability to accelerate, decelerate, and change directions quickly while maintaining good body control, and finally speed may be defined as […]

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Total Body Functional Resistance Band Training

Athletic and functional movements require a strong core consisting of the muscles surrounding the trunk and pelvis: the abdominals and the lower back. These muscles must function as movers, stabilizers and force transducers. Functional strength of the upper extremities (used in actions such as throwing baseball) is often built initially by the lower body and transferred […]

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Resistance Band Training for the Core

Bodyweight resistance is the most common mode of strengthening the abdominals and low back. Adding external resistance such as an elastic band may increase the training stimulus to these areas, particularly in programs whose progress is stalled. The abdominal and core region is a key area for whole body stabilization and sports performance, most likely […]

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Resistance Band Training: Shoulder Isolation

Isolated joint exercises are probably the most popular form of elastic resistance training. These exercises generally involve single joints moving in one direction and are used to target specific muscles that provide joint stability and prevent overuse injuries. Individually strong muscles and stable joints often form the base for executing simple, as well as more […]

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Stretching Exercises: The Essential Guide

Stretching has become a contentious issue in recent years. Though it was once considered an essential pre-workout and post-workout activity, studies are now finding that it does not reduce the risk of injury, nor does it enhance performance. In fact, it can be detrimental in some cases because it temporarily reduces the explosiveness of some […]

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