Softball Cardio Pitfalls

Oct 27, 2023

In our recent posts we’ve been covering how to improve cardiovascular fitness for softball and for overall health. We’ve covered stability, mobility, and training zones. Now, let’s chat about some common mistakes that can hold you back from reaching your goals both in the gym...

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Improving Softball Cardio Fitness

Oct 19, 2023

How fit do you think you are? How are you measuring? Muscle? How far you can run? Body composition?

All of these measures can be indicators of fitness. But there’s a more reliable measure: your heart. When we talk about cardiovascular fitness what it really means is heart fitness. How...

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Cardio Fitness & Softball

Oct 08, 2023

I'm sure many of you monitor those heart rate zones on your watch. Often, we assume that to achieve peak fitness, we must consistently reach the highest zone—pushing ourselves harder and for longer durations. Sound familiar? I'm here to highlight a more nuanced approach to enhancing and...

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Perfecting Softball Techniques

Sep 26, 2023

Softball demands a combination of physical ability and technical execution. Sometimes, getting better is just a matter of practicing to perfect a technique. Other times, you practice and practice but it doesn’t seem to make a difference.

When practice and coaching aren't enough to fix a...

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Movement Focus: Rotation & Squats

Sep 20, 2023

Our last post emphasized the importance of diagnosing our own movement profile to see how well (or limited) our movement is. This is so crucial because your movement is the base-level limitation for everything you do on the softball field. Practice, drills, workouts, skill coach sessions–...

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How To Fix Your Movement

Aug 29, 2023

If you've been following along with our last few posts, you might be thinking, "Everyone has these movement deficits — things they can see that aren’t symmetrical from one side to the other, or areas of motion they need to improve."

That's correct.

But the question you care about is...

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5 Leading Indicators For Softball Injury

Aug 22, 2023

If you saw a bus headed towards you, would you get out of the way? Not a trick question—I know I would! For many of you softballers, there's a figurative "bus" headed your way in the form of non-contact injuries. It's super easy to avoid these injuries if you know what to do, and...

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4 Steps to Recovering From Common Softball Injuries

Aug 15, 2023

Over 80 percent of the injuries that I see in my professional practice are non-contact. No collision happens. These include broken bones, torn ACLs, torn labrum, the whole works. And it's not just me and what I see. I'm not the outlier. Just to give you an idea of how prevalent these are, 85...

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Beat Recurring Softball Pain

Aug 08, 2023

You don't have to suffer through the same pain two seasons in a row. You can take care of it once and for all.

The next softball season is right around the corner, and you know that little twinge you had in your shoulder, or that stiff neck that plagued you during the course of the...

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Trade softball stretches for strength training

Jun 06, 2023

Why is it that, despite your dedication to stretching, you still feel tight and sore? If you follow our stretching prescription: 90 seconds, twice a day, for two weeks, and you STILL don’t feel like you’re making progress, you’re not alone. Fixing movement is a layered puzzle...

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