Five Tool Baseball Performance Training (FTBPT) is dedicated to sharing its knowledge, ideas and opinions on baseball performance training based upon field tested experiences as player, coach and baseball strength & conditioning coach. Proper exercise technique ( to ensure effective & efficient training programs) and baseball related movement patterns are implemented to maximize on-field performance. Emphasis is placed on movement based training which integrates multiple muscle groups. This approach has a greater transfer to on-field performance and can minimize the incidence and risk of injury. 
 If a game is being played you can be sure Im watching it from home or from the stands. Many of my own workouts involve designing/creating out-of-the-box exercises & programs to enhance performance and movement unique to baseball

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Ground Reaction Forces...again

At  FTBPT we believe in the idea of Ground Reaction Forces. In other words, feet on the ground training. I know it sounds simple enough but it never fails that whenever I.m asked to review baseball training programs the one exercise that is constantly recommended for baseball performance training is the seated leg extension machine (for the quads). You know the one. The one with the feet OFF the ground which goes against "the feet on the ground" training principle at  FTBPT. Instead of the seat leg extension try another approach. Get a sled or a tire hook it up to your athlete and walk backwards for about 20 +/- yards. Knee extension is required when walking backwards and will hammer away at the quads...with feet on the ground.

Out train the game!