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Assisted Single Leg RDL's.
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I'm a big fan of single leg RDL variations. Pretty much every program I write will have some variation of them in it.
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For all the benefits they provide there is usually one limiting factor however - stability/balance.
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Stability/Balance is usually the issue when the movement is new or when really trying to overload the movement for more glute and hamstring hypertrophy.
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Now, the assisted version isn't there to replace the single leg RDL.
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It's not something to just put in your program as an easy option to actually learning the skill of the full single leg RDL, that movement has several more benefits than the assisted version so is not to be ignored.
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For me, this variation serves 2 big purposes.
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1. With beginners to the movement it allows me to create an on ramp to the pattern where it can be refined without stability and balance halting initial progress.
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2. With more advanced lifters who are looking to heavily overload the glutes and hamstrings in this pattern without balance/stability being the limiting factor.
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So, if you're new to single leg RDL's and currently struggle with balance use these for 4-6 weeks to help you refine the movement.
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Likewise, if you're looking to overload those glutes and hammys and don't want balance to be your limiting factor, utilise these for 4-6 weeks to give the movement a new stimulus.

Assisted Single Leg RDL's.
.
I'm a big fan of single leg RDL variations. Pretty much every program I write will have some variation of them in it.
.
For all the benefits they provide there is usually one limiting factor however - stability/balance.
.
Stability/Balance is usually the issue when the movement is new or when really trying to overload the movement for more glute and hamstring hypertrophy.
.
Now, the assisted version isn't there to replace the single leg RDL.
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It's not something to just put in your program as an easy option to actually learning the skill of the full single leg RDL, that movement has several more benefits than the assisted version so is not to be ignored.
.
For me, this variation serves 2 big purposes.
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1. With beginners to the movement it allows me to create an on ramp to the pattern where it can be refined without stability and balance halting initial progress.
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2. With more advanced lifters who are looking to heavily overload the glutes and hamstrings in this pattern without balance/stability being the limiting factor.
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So, if you're new to single leg RDL's and currently struggle with balance use these for 4-6 weeks to help you refine the movement.
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Likewise, if you're looking to overload those glutes and hammys and don't want balance to be your limiting factor, utilise these for 4-6 weeks to give the movement a new stimulus.

Stop doing Kneeling Push Ups.
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While we're at it, let's also toss out the term "Girl Push Ups" as well for anything that isn't a traditional Push Up from the floor.
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Back to Kneeling Push Ups.
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It's not that they're inherently bad, they're just not going to help you all that much when it comes to being able to do traditional Push Ups from the Floor
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The issue with Kneeling Push Ups is that they don't teach you proper position and how to create tension from top to bottom.
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This is often why people can crank out 10-20 kneeling Push Ups but ask them to do one full Push Up and they'll struggle.
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What you'll often see is sagging hips as Kneeling Push Ups has let them get away with little to no core, glute or leg tension at all.
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So what should you be doing?
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Rack Push Ups
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The Rack Push Up is the simplest way to incrementally progress and improve your Push Up strength.
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Depending on your current Push Up strength level and your sets/reps scheme set the bar height accordingly so you can perform all your required reps with correct technique (technique should not waiver and being tired is not an excuse for technique breakdown).
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As each week progresses attempt to lower the bar height by 1 notch (this will be dependant on the distance between notches obviously) to challenge the body to progress but whilst still maintaining good technique.
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As the weeks/months progress you will gradually lower the bar until you're almost to the floor. From here the next progression will be to start performing your reps on the ground.
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So do yourself a big favour, ditch Kneeling Push Ups and get cracking with a variation that is going to give you a better return on your investment

Stop doing Kneeling Push Ups.
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While we're at it, let's also toss out the term "Girl Push Ups" as well for anything that isn't a traditional Push Up from the floor.
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Back to Kneeling Push Ups.
.
It's not that they're inherently bad, they're just not going to help you all that much when it comes to being able to do traditional Push Ups from the Floor
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The issue with Kneeling Push Ups is that they don't teach you proper position and how to create tension from top to bottom.
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This is often why people can crank out 10-20 kneeling Push Ups but ask them to do one full Push Up and they'll struggle.
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What you'll often see is sagging hips as Kneeling Push Ups has let them get away with little to no core, glute or leg tension at all.
.
So what should you be doing?
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Rack Push Ups
.
The Rack Push Up is the simplest way to incrementally progress and improve your Push Up strength.
.
Depending on your current Push Up strength level and your sets/reps scheme set the bar height accordingly so you can perform all your required reps with correct technique (technique should not waiver and being tired is not an excuse for technique breakdown).
.
As each week progresses attempt to lower the bar height by 1 notch (this will be dependant on the distance between notches obviously) to challenge the body to progress but whilst still maintaining good technique.
.
As the weeks/months progress you will gradually lower the bar until you're almost to the floor. From here the next progression will be to start performing your reps on the ground.
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So do yourself a big favour, ditch Kneeling Push Ups and get cracking with a variation that is going to give you a better return on your investment

The Eccentric Only Chin Up.
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Hitting that illusive first Chin Up is a big goal for a lot of people.
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For all those looking to achieve their first Chin Up I always start them with 5s Eccentric Only Chin Ups.
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There are several reasons why I favour these over Band or Machine Assisted Chin Ups but the main reason is I found banded never worked as advertised for my clients and my Eccentric Only program progression gets them that first one a lot faster.
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If you're keen to do Eccentric Only Chin Ups here's 3 faults I see people doing that will slow down your progress to that illusive first Chin Up.
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❌Inconsistent lowering speed
❌Pausing during the eccentric to slow down the decent.
❌Not having control over the full range of motion
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To maximise your Eccentric Chin Up work you want full control of the Eccentric from the Chin over the bar start position to arms extended in the bottom position.
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Full Control means.
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☑️Consistent lowering speed - you should travel at one speed throughout the movement and not speed up.
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☑️Constant movement during the Eccentric - No Pausing.
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☑️Control the movement from top to bottom.
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Like all exercises, if you hold yourself to a high level of movement standards good things will happen.
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In this case, the good thing is your first ever Chin Up

The Eccentric Only Chin Up.
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Hitting that illusive first Chin Up is a big goal for a lot of people.
.
For all those looking to achieve their first Chin Up I always start them with 5s Eccentric Only Chin Ups.
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There are several reasons why I favour these over Band or Machine Assisted Chin Ups but the main reason is I found banded never worked as advertised for my clients and my Eccentric Only program progression gets them that first one a lot faster.
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If you're keen to do Eccentric Only Chin Ups here's 3 faults I see people doing that will slow down your progress to that illusive first Chin Up.
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❌Inconsistent lowering speed
❌Pausing during the eccentric to slow down the decent.
❌Not having control over the full range of motion
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To maximise your Eccentric Chin Up work you want full control of the Eccentric from the Chin over the bar start position to arms extended in the bottom position.
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Full Control means.
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☑️Consistent lowering speed - you should travel at one speed throughout the movement and not speed up.
.
☑️Constant movement during the Eccentric - No Pausing.
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☑️Control the movement from top to bottom.
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Like all exercises, if you hold yourself to a high level of movement standards good things will happen.
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In this case, the good thing is your first ever Chin Up

Does anybody else see the resemblance to a pitcher's slide step?👀
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Regardless, holy bomb💣💪🏻🐐
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Motivation comes and goes.
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It can be impacted in so many ways and often what impacts it is out of our control.
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We all have good days and bad days when it comes to motivation.
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So why do people spend so much time and effort trying to increase motivation when, even if you manage to do so, it can be snatched in a second through something you have no control over?
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Momentum however is completely within your control.
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Yes, momentum can be lost at times but guess what, the moment you get back in the gym momentum has begun again.
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String a few sessions together and you're off to the races and flying again.
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In my opinion motivation is over-rated and unreliable.
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Momentum however kicks motivations ass when it comes to consistency and success.
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If you're struggling for motivation build your momentum.
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When you build your momentum by stringing training sessions together, your training consistency will get to a point where it can almost maintain itself.
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Get to this point and motivation isn't even needed.

Motivation comes and goes.
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It can be impacted in so many ways and often what impacts it is out of our control.
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We all have good days and bad days when it comes to motivation.
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So why do people spend so much time and effort trying to increase motivation when, even if you manage to do so, it can be snatched in a second through something you have no control over?
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Momentum however is completely within your control.
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Yes, momentum can be lost at times but guess what, the moment you get back in the gym momentum has begun again.
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String a few sessions together and you're off to the races and flying again.
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In my opinion motivation is over-rated and unreliable.
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Momentum however kicks motivations ass when it comes to consistency and success.
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If you're struggling for motivation build your momentum.
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When you build your momentum by stringing training sessions together, your training consistency will get to a point where it can almost maintain itself.
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Get to this point and motivation isn't even needed.

Smashing 4 Chin Ups.
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Over the moon to receive this video from @pooja_rupalia as progressing her Chin Ups is a big goal for her.
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Having started, like so many people, unable to perform a single repetition Pooja has trusted her programming, been consistent and put in a tonne of hard work.
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To be different I'm going to share 3 things Pooja didn't do to progress to 4 Chin Ups.
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1. Pooja didn't use a band: trust me on this, they don't work as advertised and progress is usually slower for those who take that approach.
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2. Pooja didn't try every session to see if she could do her first Chin Up. Pooja worked the program and when we hit a particular landmark in the program she tested and achieved it. Constant testing and failing is the fastest way to destroy your confidence in the program.
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3. Pooja didn't try to force any reps or allow poor technique to happen. Perfect practice = Perfect. So when Pooja could do a rep we ensured that every rep she did the focus was on perfect technique. No reps were forced and no set was taken to failure.
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Great work Pooja. Truly happy to see these reps progressing. You'll be at 10 before you know it

Smashing 4 Chin Ups.
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Over the moon to receive this video from @pooja_rupalia as progressing her Chin Ups is a big goal for her.
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Having started, like so many people, unable to perform a single repetition Pooja has trusted her programming, been consistent and put in a tonne of hard work.
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To be different I'm going to share 3 things Pooja didn't do to progress to 4 Chin Ups.
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1. Pooja didn't use a band: trust me on this, they don't work as advertised and progress is usually slower for those who take that approach.
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2. Pooja didn't try every session to see if she could do her first Chin Up. Pooja worked the program and when we hit a particular landmark in the program she tested and achieved it. Constant testing and failing is the fastest way to destroy your confidence in the program.
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3. Pooja didn't try to force any reps or allow poor technique to happen. Perfect practice = Perfect. So when Pooja could do a rep we ensured that every rep she did the focus was on perfect technique. No reps were forced and no set was taken to failure.
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Great work Pooja. Truly happy to see these reps progressing. You'll be at 10 before you know it

@bryceharper3 quietly on pace for 30 and 100 with ridiculous stats with RISP💣💪🏻
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So, I know its only year one, but who still thinks the @phillies overpaid?💰
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@bryceharper3 quietly on pace for 30 and 100 with ridiculous stats with RISP💣💪🏻

So, I know its only year one, but who still thinks the @phillies overpaid?💰



#baseball #phillies #philadelphiaphillies #bryceharper #mvp #mlb #baseballfan #hittingcoach #highschoolbaseball #collegebaseball #travelbaseball #llerandigloves #TeamLBP

I really like this clip to visualize gaining ground and creating seperation.  As @dj_lemahieu plants his front foot you can see his hands are still "loading" or "seperating" or "staying back," whatever term you want to use.  You can also notice the stretch in his core as his jersey starts to stretch.  Movements like this will help create more torque and power in your swing💣💪🏻
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I really like this clip to visualize gaining ground and creating seperation. As @dj_lemahieu plants his front foot you can see his hands are still "loading" or "seperating" or "staying back," whatever term you want to use. You can also notice the stretch in his core as his jersey starts to stretch. Movements like this will help create more torque and power in your swing💣💪🏻



#baseball #baseballcoach #hitting #hittingcoach #hittingdrills #mlb #homerun #baseballmom #yankees #nyy #highschoolbaseball #collegebaseball #travelbaseball #baseballlifestyle #baseballism #TeamLBP

Bang for your Buck Exercises.
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A term that gets used a lot but what exercises are actually being referred to with this term?
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For me, Bang for your buck exercises are the fundamental movement patterns.
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Programming doesn't need to be super fancy or complex.
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If you're getting a solid weekly dose of the fundamental movement patterns, aka the bang for your buck exercises, you're setting yourself up for success.
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The fundamental movement patterns are:
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☑️Squat
☑️Hinge
☑️Push
☑️Pull
☑️Stepping & Lunging
☑️Core & Carries
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The examples I've given are just some of my Go-To's for each category. There are lots more, but the 5 given for each are a really solid place to focus your efforts.
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So, be sure to hit the bang for your buck fundamental movement patterns. Training doesn't need to get much more complicated than that.

Bang for your Buck Exercises.
.
A term that gets used a lot but what exercises are actually being referred to with this term?
.
For me, Bang for your buck exercises are the fundamental movement patterns.
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Programming doesn't need to be super fancy or complex.
.
If you're getting a solid weekly dose of the fundamental movement patterns, aka the bang for your buck exercises, you're setting yourself up for success.
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The fundamental movement patterns are:
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☑️Squat
☑️Hinge
☑️Push
☑️Pull
☑️Stepping & Lunging
☑️Core & Carries
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The examples I've given are just some of my Go-To's for each category. There are lots more, but the 5 given for each are a really solid place to focus your efforts.
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So, be sure to hit the bang for your buck fundamental movement patterns. Training doesn't need to get much more complicated than that.

Man do I love technology!  It's so cool being able to interact with players around the country, and in some cases around the globe🌎
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Here is my guy @antonmelendez out in #arizona🌵 working off the tee.  We were able to look at some video and talk about where he's losing potential power and some drill work to focus on all while living 2000 miles apart!
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If you're interested in your own video analysis DM me for info!
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Man do I love technology! It's so cool being able to interact with players around the country, and in some cases around the globe🌎

Here is my guy @antonmelendez out in #arizona 🌵 working off the tee. We were able to look at some video and talk about where he's losing potential power and some drill work to focus on all while living 2000 miles apart!

If you're interested in your own video analysis DM me for info!



#baseball #baseballdrills #baseballcoach #baseballpractice #hitting #hittingcoach #hittingdrills #baseballlifestyle #baseballmom #baseballdad #littleleague #highschoolbaseball #collegebaseball #travelbaseball #mlb #llerandigloves #TeamLBP

Let’s set the record straight.
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Tabata is :20/:10 (20s MAX EFFORT WORK / 10s REST) x8 Intervals.
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It has 3 Key Elements.
☑️:20/:10 per interval
☑️8 intervals ONLY
☑️MAX EFFORT
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Just 3 important elements to remember so stop f*&king it up Fitness Influencers.
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This means your exercise selection MUST allow for MAX EFFORT to be achieved.
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Your bullsh*t low effort jump squat to split squat jump or V-Sit Crunches aren’t going to get the job done.
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ALSO…If you truly do Max Effort you can’t do more than 8 total intervals so doing 32 just shows you're not working hard enough.
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If you’re not hitting the 3 key points square in the face you’re not doing TABATA, you’re doing :20/:10 Timed intervals, and sh*tting second rate ones at that.

Let’s set the record straight.
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Tabata is :20/:10 (20s MAX EFFORT WORK / 10s REST) x8 Intervals.
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It has 3 Key Elements.
☑️:20/:10 per interval
☑️8 intervals ONLY
☑️MAX EFFORT
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Just 3 important elements to remember so stop f*&king it up Fitness Influencers.
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This means your exercise selection MUST allow for MAX EFFORT to be achieved.
.
Your bullsh*t low effort jump squat to split squat jump or V-Sit Crunches aren’t going to get the job done.
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ALSO…If you truly do Max Effort you can’t do more than 8 total intervals so doing 32 just shows you're not working hard enough.
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If you’re not hitting the 3 key points square in the face you’re not doing TABATA, you’re doing :20/:10 Timed intervals, and sh*tting second rate ones at that.

3 Core Primers.
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I'm a big fan of having a couple of primers before heading into the priority lift of the day (think squat, press, deadlift variations).
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These primers bridge the gap between the warm up and the priority lift.
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They PRIME you for it.
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My Go-To Primers are:
- something explosive (like a jump or throw).
- something core related.
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The key being to select movements that are relative to the priority lift following it.
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➡️Priority = Squat
☑️Ab Wheel Rollout.
A classic but often butchered (insert complaint of feeling it in lower back).
Squeeze your glutes. In the version I'm doing pull your heels to your butt crushing the ball engaging your hamstrings. Pull your ribcage to your waistband. Maintaining all this rollout only as far as the key points can be maintained.
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➡️Priority = Bench Press
☑️Tall Kneeling Alternating Press.
Start by getting tall in a kneeling position with glutes squeezed tight. Reach with both hands exhaling as you do. Pull your ribcage down and allow the upper back to round as you reach. Bracing your abs and holding position begin your alternating presses.
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➡️Priority = Deadlift
☑️Suitcase Deadlift
Set up in your deadlift position gripping a Kettlebell in one hand. Brace your core hard and create tension with the opposite (empty) hand. Stand tall and then lower back to your start position.
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2-3 sets of 8-10 reps should have you ready to go.

3 Core Primers.
.
I'm a big fan of having a couple of primers before heading into the priority lift of the day (think squat, press, deadlift variations).
.
These primers bridge the gap between the warm up and the priority lift.
.
They PRIME you for it.
.
My Go-To Primers are:
- something explosive (like a jump or throw).
- something core related.
.
The key being to select movements that are relative to the priority lift following it.
.
➡️Priority = Squat
☑️Ab Wheel Rollout.
A classic but often butchered (insert complaint of feeling it in lower back).
Squeeze your glutes. In the version I'm doing pull your heels to your butt crushing the ball engaging your hamstrings. Pull your ribcage to your waistband. Maintaining all this rollout only as far as the key points can be maintained.
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➡️Priority = Bench Press
☑️Tall Kneeling Alternating Press.
Start by getting tall in a kneeling position with glutes squeezed tight. Reach with both hands exhaling as you do. Pull your ribcage down and allow the upper back to round as you reach. Bracing your abs and holding position begin your alternating presses.
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➡️Priority = Deadlift
☑️Suitcase Deadlift
Set up in your deadlift position gripping a Kettlebell in one hand. Brace your core hard and create tension with the opposite (empty) hand. Stand tall and then lower back to your start position.
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2-3 sets of 8-10 reps should have you ready to go.

Spaghetti Pull Ups
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Are these a circus trick?
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For me, yes they are. I can do them anytime for the Gram and they play no part in my current goals. Basically they're just fun.
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However, what is a circus trick for me could be highly valuable for someone else.
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If you're someone who requires improved grip strength and wants to challenge it in weird and wonderful ways whilst combining it with a pulling movement (like a BJJ fighter or climber) then these go from circus trick to creative exercise and potentially appropriate programming for that person.
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Sure, if I'm trying to maximise pull up strength it's not optimal.
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Likewise, if I'm trying to maximise grip strength there are other means.
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But, if I'm trying to improve grip and pulling strength for someone who has to grip a BJJ Gi using a collar, sleeve or pistol grip. They have to grip whilst someone pulls away from them and they themselves are pulling at the same time, these could be absolute money for them.

Spaghetti Pull Ups
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Are these a circus trick?
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For me, yes they are. I can do them anytime for the Gram and they play no part in my current goals. Basically they're just fun.
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However, what is a circus trick for me could be highly valuable for someone else.
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If you're someone who requires improved grip strength and wants to challenge it in weird and wonderful ways whilst combining it with a pulling movement (like a BJJ fighter or climber) then these go from circus trick to creative exercise and potentially appropriate programming for that person.
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Sure, if I'm trying to maximise pull up strength it's not optimal.
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Likewise, if I'm trying to maximise grip strength there are other means.
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But, if I'm trying to improve grip and pulling strength for someone who has to grip a BJJ Gi using a collar, sleeve or pistol grip. They have to grip whilst someone pulls away from them and they themselves are pulling at the same time, these could be absolute money for them.

3 Glute & Hamstring Exercises.
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These a bit different from the norm.
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Should they replace your staples of Deadlift Variations, Swings and Bridges?
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Definitely not, but they can add value during your assistance/accessory work portion of your programs.
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Vid 1: Rounded Back Extension
The key here is the rounded upper back position. Think about pulling your ribcage down towards your waistband and purposefully rounding over. This greatly reduces your ability to hyperextend taking some stress away from the lower back and keeping it more on the glutes and hamstrings.
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Vid 2: GHR Iso-Hold KB Row
This hits a whole pile of the posterior chain. Your glutes and hamstrings are performing an isometric hold to maintain your position and your back (part of the posterior chain also) is performing the Kettlebell row.
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Key cue: keep your ribcage pulled to your waistband and abs engaged. During the Iso-Hold your body will try to compensate and cheat the hold by hyperextending more at the lower back to counterbalance the weight. Keeping your ribcage down minimises this.
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Vid 3: Razor Curl
This is definitely more of an advanced movement and is a real hamstring hitter. Set up as normal for a GHR, hinge at the waist until your torso is parallel to the floor and then extend you legs driving your torso forward. Once extended reverse the movement.

3 Glute & Hamstring Exercises.
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These a bit different from the norm.
.
Should they replace your staples of Deadlift Variations, Swings and Bridges?
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Definitely not, but they can add value during your assistance/accessory work portion of your programs.
.
Vid 1: Rounded Back Extension
The key here is the rounded upper back position. Think about pulling your ribcage down towards your waistband and purposefully rounding over. This greatly reduces your ability to hyperextend taking some stress away from the lower back and keeping it more on the glutes and hamstrings.
.
Vid 2: GHR Iso-Hold KB Row
This hits a whole pile of the posterior chain. Your glutes and hamstrings are performing an isometric hold to maintain your position and your back (part of the posterior chain also) is performing the Kettlebell row.
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Key cue: keep your ribcage pulled to your waistband and abs engaged. During the Iso-Hold your body will try to compensate and cheat the hold by hyperextending more at the lower back to counterbalance the weight. Keeping your ribcage down minimises this.
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Vid 3: Razor Curl
This is definitely more of an advanced movement and is a real hamstring hitter. Set up as normal for a GHR, hinge at the waist until your torso is parallel to the floor and then extend you legs driving your torso forward. Once extended reverse the movement.

I know tomorrow's Monday and for some its back to the grind, but let's attack next week like @19boknows attacks this baseball and good things will happen.💣💯⚡
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I know tomorrow's Monday and for some its back to the grind, but let's attack next week like @19boknows attacks this baseball and good things will happen.💣💯⚡



#baseball #baseballcoach #baseballdrills #hitting #hittingcoach #hittingdrills #mlb #highschoolbaseball #collegebaseball #travelbaseball #baseballlifestyle #baseballmom #baseballdad #littleleague #TeamLBP

Check out my guy @benstoopack, @dsonbaseball commit, mixing in the changeup today in his flat ground.
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Personally, I think a lot of high school players overlook the changeup.  Everyone wants that wipeout breaking ball as their put away pitch, when a quality changeup can be an incredibly effective pitch.
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First, how many guys actually throw a sharp breaking ball at that level?  And if they do, how many can actually throw it for strikes?  Sure it can generate swing throughs, but most pitchers won't throw it until they get to 2 strikes.
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I think an effective changeup is a much easier pitch to learn and control for younger pitchers.  And if you can throw it for a strike in any count it can be dangerous.  How many young hitters are sitting on a 2-0 changeup?  Either they'll lay off and you can steal a called strike or they'll probabaly be out in front and make soft contact or swing over it.
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As far as what are you looking for in a solid changeup, you want either a significant difference in velocity, some depth, some run, or a combination of all 3.  Work on different grips playing catch out to 120 feet or so. •
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Check out my guy @benstoopack, @dsonbaseball commit, mixing in the changeup today in his flat ground.

Personally, I think a lot of high school players overlook the changeup. Everyone wants that wipeout breaking ball as their put away pitch, when a quality changeup can be an incredibly effective pitch.

First, how many guys actually throw a sharp breaking ball at that level? And if they do, how many can actually throw it for strikes? Sure it can generate swing throughs, but most pitchers won't throw it until they get to 2 strikes.

I think an effective changeup is a much easier pitch to learn and control for younger pitchers. And if you can throw it for a strike in any count it can be dangerous. How many young hitters are sitting on a 2-0 changeup? Either they'll lay off and you can steal a called strike or they'll probabaly be out in front and make soft contact or swing over it.

As far as what are you looking for in a solid changeup, you want either a significant difference in velocity, some depth, some run, or a combination of all 3. Work on different grips playing catch out to 120 feet or so. •


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Thank you for sharing my story @_adamwillis - you are the BEST coach in every aspect and I’m truly grateful! 🙏🏻
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‘Kate is STRONG - like really damn strong. She’s lean. She’s banging out Chin Ups. And she’s looking awesome.
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From a Coaching stand point Kate is a phenomenal client. I love her to pieces. She’s enthusiastic, consistent, keen to learn and improve and is driven to get better each week....
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I’m telling you about Kate in the hope that you, like her, will make changes to your training, so that you too achieve your goals and see the results you deserve for the effort you are putting in.
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Be like Kate.
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Give @_adamwillis a follow to hear the rest of this article and for advice from one of the UK’s best strength and conditioning coaches.
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Thank you for sharing my story @_adamwillis - you are the BEST coach in every aspect and I’m truly grateful! 🙏🏻
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‘Kate is STRONG - like really damn strong. She’s lean. She’s banging out Chin Ups. And she’s looking awesome.
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From a Coaching stand point Kate is a phenomenal client. I love her to pieces. She’s enthusiastic, consistent, keen to learn and improve and is driven to get better each week....
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I’m telling you about Kate in the hope that you, like her, will make changes to your training, so that you too achieve your goals and see the results you deserve for the effort you are putting in.
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Be like Kate.
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Give @_adamwillis a follow to hear the rest of this article and for advice from one of the UK’s best strength and conditioning coaches.
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#teamLBP #LBP #coach #training #nutrition #fitness #gym #workout #transformation #humpday #girlswholift #strongnotskinny #strong #strengthtraining #performance #strengthandconditioning   #strengthcoach #personaltrainer #educate #inspire #empower #bethebestversionofyou #flexfriday

✔Swipe to see a blocking progression I used everyday in practice or pre-game✔
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First, start already in position, rounded back, chin tucked, broad shoulders, and work on being soft and controlling the baseball.
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Second, start with the glove already in position.  This reinforces that the glove should be the first movement in blocking directing your body and protecting the 5 hole.  This will also help you achieve the proper angles with your upper half to control the baseball.
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Third, put it all together.  You can see in the third video when @yer.lou blocks the second pitch, his glove gets in position first and his body follows with a slight angle towards first base ensuring the ball doesn't kick off too far in the wrong direction.  This is a perfect example of what I was discussing in the second video.👀
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To take things to the next level turn up a machine and start mixing in different pitches.  Sliders and sinkers all have different spin and will react differently when they make contact with your chest protector.
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✔Swipe to see a blocking progression I used everyday in practice or pre-game✔

First, start already in position, rounded back, chin tucked, broad shoulders, and work on being soft and controlling the baseball.

Second, start with the glove already in position. This reinforces that the glove should be the first movement in blocking directing your body and protecting the 5 hole. This will also help you achieve the proper angles with your upper half to control the baseball.

Third, put it all together. You can see in the third video when @yer.lou blocks the second pitch, his glove gets in position first and his body follows with a slight angle towards first base ensuring the ball doesn't kick off too far in the wrong direction. This is a perfect example of what I was discussing in the second video.👀

To take things to the next level turn up a machine and start mixing in different pitches. Sliders and sinkers all have different spin and will react differently when they make contact with your chest protector.



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Metabolic Conditioning made simple.
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If you're someone using or thinking about performing metabolic conditioning to improve your conditioning or assist with fat loss here is a very simple rule to maximise it.
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Use movements you are inefficient at and then when you become efficient switch them out.
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Why should you do this?
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Put very simply. If you're inefficient at a movement you're going to waste a lot of energy completing it. This will likely result in a higher heart rate whilst performing and a higher level of expenditure for that activity.
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Let me use myself as an example.
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At 6'7" I'm built for rowing and have good technique with it. This makes me very efficient at rowing. This is great for certain training approaches but if my aim is a high level of energy expenditure me being efficient at it will see a lower output Vs a movement I'm poor at.
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Now if I want to perform something I'm inefficient at I would choose the god awful burpee (the floor is so far away when you're my height).
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This will cause a higher heart rate and expenditure as I'm inefficient at it achieving the metabolic conditioning result I'm after.
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But guess what, in a few weeks my efficiency will improve, my heart rate will be more controlled during them and my overall expenditure will decrease due to adapting to it.
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It's at this point I need to change the exercise to something I'm inefficient at again.

Metabolic Conditioning made simple.
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If you're someone using or thinking about performing metabolic conditioning to improve your conditioning or assist with fat loss here is a very simple rule to maximise it.
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Use movements you are inefficient at and then when you become efficient switch them out.
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Why should you do this?
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Put very simply. If you're inefficient at a movement you're going to waste a lot of energy completing it. This will likely result in a higher heart rate whilst performing and a higher level of expenditure for that activity.
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Let me use myself as an example.
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At 6'7" I'm built for rowing and have good technique with it. This makes me very efficient at rowing. This is great for certain training approaches but if my aim is a high level of energy expenditure me being efficient at it will see a lower output Vs a movement I'm poor at.
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Now if I want to perform something I'm inefficient at I would choose the god awful burpee (the floor is so far away when you're my height).
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This will cause a higher heart rate and expenditure as I'm inefficient at it achieving the metabolic conditioning result I'm after.
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But guess what, in a few weeks my efficiency will improve, my heart rate will be more controlled during them and my overall expenditure will decrease due to adapting to it.
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It's at this point I need to change the exercise to something I'm inefficient at again.

🐻The Bear Crawl
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A fantastic exercise that is often butchered purely to make people tired and as @coachleeboyce stated the other day, making someone tired is easy.
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As Coaches and with your own training improvement should be the aim.
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The Bear Crawl has so many upsides:
- great anterior core Exercise.
- trains lumbo-pelvic control
- and yes, they can also be great for conditioning but not at the expense of form otherwise we lose upsides 1 & 2.
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Key Points for both the normal Bear Crawl and the Lateral Bear Crawl.
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🐻Keep your movement slow and controlled.
🐻Keep your ribcage pulled towards your waistband, minimise pelvic movement and maintain your spine position - think about balancing a cup of water on your back = don't spill it.
🐻When you move your opposite arm and leg should move together.

🐻The Bear Crawl
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A fantastic exercise that is often butchered purely to make people tired and as @coachleeboyce stated the other day, making someone tired is easy.
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As Coaches and with your own training improvement should be the aim.
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The Bear Crawl has so many upsides:
- great anterior core Exercise.
- trains lumbo-pelvic control
- and yes, they can also be great for conditioning but not at the expense of form otherwise we lose upsides 1 & 2.
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Key Points for both the normal Bear Crawl and the Lateral Bear Crawl.
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🐻Keep your movement slow and controlled.
🐻Keep your ribcage pulled towards your waistband, minimise pelvic movement and maintain your spine position - think about balancing a cup of water on your back = don't spill it.
🐻When you move your opposite arm and leg should move together.

Core Training.
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🐻 Style.
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🐻The Bear
- Set up in a quadruped position. Reach with your arms, exhale slowly and pull your mid/upper back to the ceiling.
- Whilst maintaining the above position lift your knees slightly off the floor and hold.
- As you exhale think about pulling your mid/upper back to the ceiling.
- When you inhale think about filling air into your back.
- You're going to hold this position for total breaths or time.
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🐻3-Point Bear
- Set up in a quadruped position. Reach with your arms, exhale slowly and pull your mid/upper back to the ceiling.
- Whilst maintaining the above position lift your hand slightly off the floor and hold.
- As you exhale think about pulling your mid/upper back to the ceiling.
- When you inhale think about filling air into your back.
- You're going to hold this position for total breaths or time.
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🐻The Bear Rollout
- Set up in a quadruped position. Reach with your arms, exhale slowly and pull your mid/upper back to the ceiling.
- Whilst maintaining the above position lift your knees slightly off the floor.
- Slowly roll the wheel forward stopping before you lose position (the range won't be far)
- When performing think about yout exhale pulling your mid/upper back to the ceiling and your inhale filling air into your back.
- You're going to perform this for reps.

Core Training.
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🐻 Style.
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🐻The Bear
- Set up in a quadruped position. Reach with your arms, exhale slowly and pull your mid/upper back to the ceiling.
- Whilst maintaining the above position lift your knees slightly off the floor and hold.
- As you exhale think about pulling your mid/upper back to the ceiling.
- When you inhale think about filling air into your back.
- You're going to hold this position for total breaths or time.
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🐻3-Point Bear
- Set up in a quadruped position. Reach with your arms, exhale slowly and pull your mid/upper back to the ceiling.
- Whilst maintaining the above position lift your hand slightly off the floor and hold.
- As you exhale think about pulling your mid/upper back to the ceiling.
- When you inhale think about filling air into your back.
- You're going to hold this position for total breaths or time.
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🐻The Bear Rollout
- Set up in a quadruped position. Reach with your arms, exhale slowly and pull your mid/upper back to the ceiling.
- Whilst maintaining the above position lift your knees slightly off the floor.
- Slowly roll the wheel forward stopping before you lose position (the range won't be far)
- When performing think about yout exhale pulling your mid/upper back to the ceiling and your inhale filling air into your back.
- You're going to perform this for reps.

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@kschwarb12 creating A+ seperation with the upper and lower half.  Watch those hips fire and initiate his swing.
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Also, take a look at his barrel.  Watch its first movement behind his shoulder, most people grew up learning take the knob to the ball, fastest path between two objects is a straight line, blah blah blah😂  When in reality this reward barrel movement is necessary to get on plane early and stay short to the ball.
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It also helps to be built like an absolute brick house as well🏠
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@kschwarb12 creating A+ seperation with the upper and lower half. Watch those hips fire and initiate his swing.

Also, take a look at his barrel. Watch its first movement behind his shoulder, most people grew up learning take the knob to the ball, fastest path between two objects is a straight line, blah blah blah😂 When in reality this reward barrel movement is necessary to get on plane early and stay short to the ball.

It also helps to be built like an absolute brick house as well🏠



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Forget the 🍍.
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The true performance enhancement are Predator Braids.
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Hattie (@1hattielawrence) crushed her testing yesterday.
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65kg x3
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This just shows the power of sub-maximal work as Hattie has only been performing sub-maximal work for the past 3 months using loads between 60-80% of her 1RM.
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Why the Zercher Squat?
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It's the Variation that we've found best suits her.
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There's no point in being married to a movement if it doesn't serve you so find what allows you to be successful.

Forget the 🍍.
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The true performance enhancement are Predator Braids.
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Hattie (@1hattielawrence) crushed her testing yesterday.
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65kg x3
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This just shows the power of sub-maximal work as Hattie has only been performing sub-maximal work for the past 3 months using loads between 60-80% of her 1RM.
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Why the Zercher Squat?
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It's the Variation that we've found best suits her.
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There's no point in being married to a movement if it doesn't serve you so find what allows you to be successful.

We talk a lot about timing in our hitting sessions. Especially with younger hitters. One thing that is often not reinforced enough at a young age is how to properly prepare for an at-bat. In the on-deck circle you should be figuring out your timing.
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Notice the on-deck hitter doesn’t take a full swing as the pitch is delivered. How is he getting his timing then?
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Your load is your timing mechanism.
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The on-deck hitter is determining at what point in the pitcher’s delivery does he need to begin his load so that his front foot contacts the ground ON TIME.
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Your timing for every pitcher will be different. Your timing inning to inning will be different as the pitcher fatigues or makes subtle changes to throw off your timing. Elite level pitchers may vary their timing or delivery pitch-to-pitch to affect the hitter’s timing.
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Your JOB as a hitter is to appropriately time the pitcher. This starts on the bench. Take mental reps from the bench and on-deck so that when you step in the box your timing is down and you can focus on executing the at bat and producing for your team.
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#Repost @lau_baseball_performance
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What an awesome angle to capture the on-deck batter working oh his timing.  Preparation is a major key🔑 to succeed in the box.  Not just timing up pitches, but studying the pitchers tendencies, his sequences, etc.
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This will also help you on the base paths.  Anticipating dirt balls on breaking balls, getting quality jumps, the list goes on and on.
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Also, shoutout to whoever hit that BOMB in the box💣  What's your on-deck routine?
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We talk a lot about timing in our hitting sessions. Especially with younger hitters. One thing that is often not reinforced enough at a young age is how to properly prepare for an at-bat. In the on-deck circle you should be figuring out your timing.
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Notice the on-deck hitter doesn’t take a full swing as the pitch is delivered. How is he getting his timing then?
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Your load is your timing mechanism.
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The on-deck hitter is determining at what point in the pitcher’s delivery does he need to begin his load so that his front foot contacts the ground ON TIME.
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Your timing for every pitcher will be different. Your timing inning to inning will be different as the pitcher fatigues or makes subtle changes to throw off your timing. Elite level pitchers may vary their timing or delivery pitch-to-pitch to affect the hitter’s timing.
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Your JOB as a hitter is to appropriately time the pitcher. This starts on the bench. Take mental reps from the bench and on-deck so that when you step in the box your timing is down and you can focus on executing the at bat and producing for your team.
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#Repost @lau_baseball_performance
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What an awesome angle to capture the on-deck batter working oh his timing. Preparation is a major key🔑 to succeed in the box. Not just timing up pitches, but studying the pitchers tendencies, his sequences, etc.

This will also help you on the base paths. Anticipating dirt balls on breaking balls, getting quality jumps, the list goes on and on.

Also, shoutout to whoever hit that BOMB in the box💣 What's your on-deck routine?




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What an awesome angle to capture the on-deck batter working oh his timing.  Preparation is a major key🔑 to succeed in the box.  Not just timing up pitches, but studying the pitchers tendencies, his sequences, etc.
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This will also help you on the base paths.  Anticipating dirt balls on breaking balls, getting quality jumps, the list goes on and on.
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Also, shoutout to whoever hit that BOMB in the box💣  What's your on-deck routine?
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#baseball #baseballdrills #baseballcoach #baseballpractice #hitting #hittingcoach #hittingdrills #baseballlifestyle #baseballmom #baseballdad #littleleague #highschoolbaseball #collegebaseball #travelbaseball #mlb #llerandigloves #TeamLBP

What an awesome angle to capture the on-deck batter working oh his timing. Preparation is a major key🔑 to succeed in the box. Not just timing up pitches, but studying the pitchers tendencies, his sequences, etc.

This will also help you on the base paths. Anticipating dirt balls on breaking balls, getting quality jumps, the list goes on and on.

Also, shoutout to whoever hit that BOMB in the box💣 What's your on-deck routine?




#baseball #baseballdrills #baseballcoach #baseballpractice #hitting #hittingcoach #hittingdrills #baseballlifestyle #baseballmom #baseballdad #littleleague #highschoolbaseball #collegebaseball #travelbaseball #mlb #llerandigloves #TeamLBP

The Empowered Body Podcast.
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Due to WiFi issues, I was unable to record with this week's guest. As they say "The show must go on" so a Monster Q'n'A went down instead thanks to a load of great questions I've received from my email subscribers.
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In this week's episode I discuss:
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- How to track training progress, the importance of logical progression phase to phase and what to do when inconsistencies or plateaus show up.
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- What do I believe to be the most overlooked elements of Health & Fitness?
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- What Training elements do people focus on way too much?
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- How to get stronger.
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- How to train when short on time.
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- What you should do if you're struggling to get to training and be consistent.
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- What do I believe are good measures of strength.
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Use the link in my Bio to listen to the Episode.

The Empowered Body Podcast.
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Due to WiFi issues, I was unable to record with this week's guest. As they say "The show must go on" so a Monster Q'n'A went down instead thanks to a load of great questions I've received from my email subscribers.
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In this week's episode I discuss:
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- How to track training progress, the importance of logical progression phase to phase and what to do when inconsistencies or plateaus show up.
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- What do I believe to be the most overlooked elements of Health & Fitness?
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- What Training elements do people focus on way too much?
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- How to get stronger.
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- How to train when short on time.
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- What you should do if you're struggling to get to training and be consistent.
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- What do I believe are good measures of strength.
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Use the link in my Bio to listen to the Episode.

Check out my guy @therealwyleyguzman, Wyley Guzman, an uncommitted 2021 CF out of Kipp NYC College Prep peppering baseballs to the middle of the field!⚾️
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Wyley also is a plus runner and has a plus arm from the outfield💪🏻
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Keep grinding kid🏋️‍♂️💯
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Check out my guy @therealwyleyguzman, Wyley Guzman, an uncommitted 2021 CF out of Kipp NYC College Prep peppering baseballs to the middle of the field!⚾️

Wyley also is a plus runner and has a plus arm from the outfield💪🏻

Keep grinding kid🏋️‍♂️💯



#baseball #baseballdrills #baseballcoach #baseballpractice #hitting #hittingcoach #hittingdrills #baseballlifestyle #baseballmom #ncaa #collegebaseball #mlb #travelbaseball #highschoolbaseball #TeamLBP

Hey everybody, this offer won't last much longer!  Sign up to have coaches like myself provide in-depth video analysis of your swing or pitching mechanics!
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Technology is an incredible tool and anyone not using it is being left behind.  We can now source information, techniques, and philosophies from around the globe!
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Use the💥 Link in my bio💥 to get started! •
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@reevuuapp
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Hey everybody, this offer won't last much longer! Sign up to have coaches like myself provide in-depth video analysis of your swing or pitching mechanics!

Technology is an incredible tool and anyone not using it is being left behind. We can now source information, techniques, and philosophies from around the globe!

Use the💥 Link in my bio💥 to get started! •


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Week 1 of a new phase will always feel a bit weird.
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New sets, reps, tempo, exercises, loading, order etc can make the week feel clunky and sessions often take longer because of it.
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This is why week 1 of a new phase should be set up to allow for this.
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Keep overall volume on the lower end for this week and progress it over the following weeks once familiarity with the phase has increased week to week.
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Don't come out of the gate hot. 
Ease into the phase like breaking in a new pair of underwear, slowly and in a controlled environment.

Week 1 of a new phase will always feel a bit weird.
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New sets, reps, tempo, exercises, loading, order etc can make the week feel clunky and sessions often take longer because of it.
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This is why week 1 of a new phase should be set up to allow for this.
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Keep overall volume on the lower end for this week and progress it over the following weeks once familiarity with the phase has increased week to week.
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Don't come out of the gate hot.
Ease into the phase like breaking in a new pair of underwear, slowly and in a controlled environment.

Are you interested in a video breakdown of your pitching mechanics or swing?
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If so click the link in my bio to sign up!
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And as always shoutout to @velopitching for the awesome content and graphic!
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Are you interested in a video breakdown of your pitching mechanics or swing?

If so click the link in my bio to sign up!

And as always shoutout to @velopitching for the awesome content and graphic!



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#Repost @lau_baseball_performance
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Here's a quality look at @mookiebetts squaring up a baseball.
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First thing I notice, is how the hips and the lower half are initiating the swing.  Hips fire first.  His front foot plants with the upper half staying closed and the hips start to do what they do.
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Next thing I notice is the tight barrel turn created by optimal angles with his arms.  This is a short compact swing that gets on plane to give him the greatest chance of success to drive a baseball.
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Finally, I notice how still the head remains throughout the duration of the swing.
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Did I miss anything?  Let me know down in the comments.
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#Repost @lau_baseball_performance
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Here's a quality look at @mookiebetts squaring up a baseball.

First thing I notice, is how the hips and the lower half are initiating the swing. Hips fire first. His front foot plants with the upper half staying closed and the hips start to do what they do.

Next thing I notice is the tight barrel turn created by optimal angles with his arms. This is a short compact swing that gets on plane to give him the greatest chance of success to drive a baseball.

Finally, I notice how still the head remains throughout the duration of the swing.

Did I miss anything? Let me know down in the comments.




#baseball #baseballcoach #hitting #hittingcoach #hittingdrills #baseballlifestyle #baseballmom #baseballdad #littleleague #highschoolbaseball #collegebaseball #travelbaseball #mlb #boston #bostonredsox #mookibetts #TeamLBP

Here's a quality look at @mookiebetts squaring up a baseball.
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First thing I notice, is how the hips and the lower half are initiating the swing.  Hips fire first.  His front foot plants with the upper half staying closed and the hips start to do what they do.
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Next thing I notice is the tight barrel turn created by optimal angles with his arms.  This is a short compact swing that gets on plane to give him the greatest chance of success to drive a baseball.
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Finally, I notice how still the head remains throughout the duration of the swing.
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Did I miss anything?  Let me know down in the comments.
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#baseball #baseballcoach #hitting #hittingcoach #hittingdrills #baseballlifestyle #baseballmom #baseballdad #littleleague #highschoolbaseball #collegebaseball #travelbaseball #mlb #boston #bostonredsox #mookibetts #TeamLBP

Here's a quality look at @mookiebetts squaring up a baseball.

First thing I notice, is how the hips and the lower half are initiating the swing. Hips fire first. His front foot plants with the upper half staying closed and the hips start to do what they do.

Next thing I notice is the tight barrel turn created by optimal angles with his arms. This is a short compact swing that gets on plane to give him the greatest chance of success to drive a baseball.

Finally, I notice how still the head remains throughout the duration of the swing.

Did I miss anything? Let me know down in the comments.




#baseball #baseballcoach #hitting #hittingcoach #hittingdrills #baseballlifestyle #baseballmom #baseballdad #littleleague #highschoolbaseball #collegebaseball #travelbaseball #mlb #boston #bostonredsox #mookibetts #TeamLBP

Pulseritas para La belle Poupee #labellepoupee #teamlbp #culiacansinaloa 💁🏼‍♀️💅🏻💙 @labellepoupee_salon.cln

Pulseritas para La belle Poupee #labellepoupee #teamlbp #culiacansinaloa 💁🏼‍♀️💅🏻💙 @labellepoupee_salon.cln

Check out my guy @callanmoss, Callan Moss an uncommitted 2021 corner infielder out of Berkeley Carroll, putting a quarter in the carousel and collecting 3 RBIs!
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This guy is an absolute #cagerat and is showing out this season after all the hard work hes been putting in behind the scenes!  Keep #grinding Callan!  Big things coming!

#baseball #hitting #hittingcoach #highschoolbaseball #collegebaseball #mlb #travelbaseball #littleleague #baseballlifestyle #ncaa #baseballmom #baseballdad #littleleague #nyc #nycbaseball #TeamLBP

Check out my guy @callanmoss, Callan Moss an uncommitted 2021 corner infielder out of Berkeley Carroll, putting a quarter in the carousel and collecting 3 RBIs!

This guy is an absolute #cagerat and is showing out this season after all the hard work hes been putting in behind the scenes! Keep #grinding Callan! Big things coming!

#baseball #hitting #hittingcoach #highschoolbaseball #collegebaseball #mlb #travelbaseball #littleleague #baseballlifestyle #ncaa #baseballmom #baseballdad #littleleague #nyc #nycbaseball #TeamLBP

Shout out to all the pitchers afraid to get, "too bulky."💪🏻🏋️‍♂️😂
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@mlorenzen21 talk to these young players one time💥
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Tag a pitcher who needs to hit the gym this offseason below⬇️⬇️⬇️ #baseball #baseballcoach #pitchingcoach #pitchingdrills #baseballlifestyle #fitnessmotivation #musclebeach #sportsperformance #mlb #reds #cincinnati #cincinnatireds #highschoolbaseball #collegebaseball #travelbaseball #baseballmom #TeamLBP

Shout out to all the pitchers afraid to get, "too bulky."💪🏻🏋️‍♂️😂

@mlorenzen21 talk to these young players one time💥

Tag a pitcher who needs to hit the gym this offseason below⬇️⬇️⬇️ #baseball #baseballcoach #pitchingcoach #pitchingdrills #baseballlifestyle #fitnessmotivation #musclebeach #sportsperformance #mlb #reds #cincinnati #cincinnatireds #highschoolbaseball #collegebaseball #travelbaseball #baseballmom #TeamLBP

I think it's safe to say Japanese all time homerun leader, Sadaharu Oh, was ahead of his time⏳
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That swing would play in today's game and I'm confident he would collect 40-50 homeruns easy💣
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Oh hit 868 homeruns in his career with the Yomiuru Giants from 1959-1980.  Crazy to see everything we talk about today in a swing translate to a historic career even 5 decades ago; swing plane and launch angle, seperation, all the angles, etc!

Shout out @autobatusa for the trip back in time!

#baseball #mlb #tokyo #yomiurigiants #nipponprofessionalbaseball #NPB #hitting #hittingcoach #hittingdrills #baseballlifestyle #baseballmom #baseballdad #littleleague #highschoolbaseball #travelbaseball #collegebaseball #llerandigloves #TeamLBP

I think it's safe to say Japanese all time homerun leader, Sadaharu Oh, was ahead of his time⏳

That swing would play in today's game and I'm confident he would collect 40-50 homeruns easy💣

Oh hit 868 homeruns in his career with the Yomiuru Giants from 1959-1980. Crazy to see everything we talk about today in a swing translate to a historic career even 5 decades ago; swing plane and launch angle, seperation, all the angles, etc!

Shout out @autobatusa for the trip back in time!

#baseball #mlb #tokyo #yomiurigiants #nipponprofessionalbaseball #NPB #hitting #hittingcoach #hittingdrills #baseballlifestyle #baseballmom #baseballdad #littleleague #highschoolbaseball #travelbaseball #collegebaseball #llerandigloves #TeamLBP

What do we think about this everybody?  I know a #tripleplay is rare, but even a double play can kill an inning.  So what you have a runner on third with two outs?  I'd much rather 1st and 2nd with 1 out, my chances of a bigger inning and putting up a crooked number are still high.
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I'm not preaching trying to hit a homerun or strike out, but I am preaching looking to drive the baseball in a gap and do damage.  #MLB infielders are going to pick up a ground ball and throw it at each others chest 99% of the time.  The @twins proved that last night.

#baseball #baseballcoach #hitting #hittingcoach #doubleplay #infield #infieldcoach #groundball #highschoolbaseball #collegebaseball #travelbaseball #baseballmom #baseballdad #littleleague #TeamLBP

What do we think about this everybody? I know a #tripleplay is rare, but even a double play can kill an inning. So what you have a runner on third with two outs? I'd much rather 1st and 2nd with 1 out, my chances of a bigger inning and putting up a crooked number are still high.

I'm not preaching trying to hit a homerun or strike out, but I am preaching looking to drive the baseball in a gap and do damage. #MLB infielders are going to pick up a ground ball and throw it at each others chest 99% of the time. The @twins proved that last night.

#baseball #baseballcoach #hitting #hittingcoach #doubleplay #infield #infieldcoach #groundball #highschoolbaseball #collegebaseball #travelbaseball #baseballmom #baseballdad #littleleague #TeamLBP

Anybody else watch this, then realize 15 minutes went by?
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That extension though, that's how you drive a baseball into the opposite field gap💣

#baseball #baseballcoach #baseballdrills #hitting #hittingcoach #hittingdrills #mlb #highschoolbaseball #collegebaseball #travelbaseball #baseballlifestyle #baseballmom #baseballdad #littleleague #astros #houstonastros #TeamLBP

Anybody else watch this, then realize 15 minutes went by?

That extension though, that's how you drive a baseball into the opposite field gap💣

#baseball #baseballcoach #baseballdrills #hitting #hittingcoach #hittingdrills #mlb #highschoolbaseball #collegebaseball #travelbaseball #baseballlifestyle #baseballmom #baseballdad #littleleague #astros #houstonastros #TeamLBP

I know some people have their issues with towel drills, but personally I'm a fan of guys using them to force extension and staying linear towards home plate.
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Here is @padres prospect @paddack29 getting his work in before a start.  I'd love to pick his brain about why he uses the towel drill and what specifically he's feeling for.
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Shout out @kevschneider41 for the great clip!🎥 #Repost @kevschneider41
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#baseball #pitching #pitchingdrills #mlb #padres #yankees #chrispaddack #highschoolbaseball #collegebaseball #travelbaseball #baseballlifestyle #baseballmom #baseballdad #pitchingmechanics #TeamLBP

I know some people have their issues with towel drills, but personally I'm a fan of guys using them to force extension and staying linear towards home plate.

Here is @padres prospect @paddack29 getting his work in before a start. I'd love to pick his brain about why he uses the towel drill and what specifically he's feeling for.

Shout out @kevschneider41 for the great clip!🎥 #Repost @kevschneider41
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#baseball #pitching #pitchingdrills #mlb #padres #yankees #chrispaddack #highschoolbaseball #collegebaseball #travelbaseball #baseballlifestyle #baseballmom #baseballdad #pitchingmechanics #TeamLBP

The Friday Finisher:
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This week you've a 10 Minute Time Cap to complete this week's Finisher which is.....
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10 Calorie Rower OR Bike (Watt Bike or Assault Bike are best)
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Maximum reps in 60s of Dumbbell Thrusters @25% bodyweight across both hands (if I weigh 100kg I would use 12.5kg per hand)
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Repeat the above until you've completed 100 Dumbbell Thrusters OR the Time Cap runs out.
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LETS FINISH THE WEEK STRONG.

The Friday Finisher:
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This week you've a 10 Minute Time Cap to complete this week's Finisher which is.....
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10 Calorie Rower OR Bike (Watt Bike or Assault Bike are best)
.....straight into.....
Maximum reps in 60s of Dumbbell Thrusters @25% bodyweight across both hands (if I weigh 100kg I would use 12.5kg per hand)
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Repeat the above until you've completed 100 Dumbbell Thrusters OR the Time Cap runs out.
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LETS FINISH THE WEEK STRONG.

Here is uncommited 2020 Cardozo H.S. grad @aezr_, Alex Zavala, 1B and C taking some swings before representing NYC in the @geico City Series sponsored by @whosnexths.
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Teams came from all over the country to battle for the top spot including Los Angeles, Miami, and Chicago.
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Cool part about the event is it was broadcasted on @espn.  Awesome experience for everyone involved!

#baseball #highschoolbaseball #collegebaseball #mlb #espn #espnu #Hitting #hittingcoach #battingpractice #firstbase #catcher #ncaa #TeamLBP #chicago #newyorkcity #losangeles #miami #TeamLBP

Here is uncommited 2020 Cardozo H.S. grad @aezr_, Alex Zavala, 1B and C taking some swings before representing NYC in the @geico City Series sponsored by @whosnexths.

Teams came from all over the country to battle for the top spot including Los Angeles, Miami, and Chicago.

Cool part about the event is it was broadcasted on @espn. Awesome experience for everyone involved!

#baseball #highschoolbaseball #collegebaseball #mlb #espn #espnu #Hitting #hittingcoach #battingpractice #firstbase #catcher #ncaa #TeamLBP #chicago #newyorkcity #losangeles #miami #TeamLBP

The Empowered Body Podcast: Hump Day Q'n'A. 
In this Week's Hump Day Q'n'A I discuss how I ended up on the struggle bus this morning whilst training. The struggle bus is something we all end up on from time to time. It's part of training.
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In the episode I discuss:
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- The importance of not over-reacting when you end up on the struggle bus.
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- My 10-80-10 approach
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- How you should approach a bad training session both mentally and physically.
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- The importance of auto-regulation, RPE and how you should use both to your advantage when a terrible session strikes.
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- What to focus on out of the gym to "right the ship" when you find yourself on the struggle bus.
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Use the link in my Bio to listen to the Episode.

The Empowered Body Podcast: Hump Day Q'n'A.
In this Week's Hump Day Q'n'A I discuss how I ended up on the struggle bus this morning whilst training. The struggle bus is something we all end up on from time to time. It's part of training.
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In the episode I discuss:
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- The importance of not over-reacting when you end up on the struggle bus.
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- My 10-80-10 approach
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- How you should approach a bad training session both mentally and physically.
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- The importance of auto-regulation, RPE and how you should use both to your advantage when a terrible session strikes.
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- What to focus on out of the gym to "right the ship" when you find yourself on the struggle bus.
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Use the link in my Bio to listen to the Episode.

Check out my guy @ijnip_scoops, Lenny Montesano, an uncommitted 2020 corner infielder out of Brito Miami Private School launching some baseballs.
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I hear the headband adds an extra 3mph exit velo and 20 feet of carry😂

#baseball #highschoolbaseball
#collegebaseball #mlb #firstbaseman #thirdbaseman #battingpractice #homerun #newyork #newyorkbaseball #baseballcoach #hitting #hittingcoach #TeamLBP

Check out my guy @ijnip_scoops, Lenny Montesano, an uncommitted 2020 corner infielder out of Brito Miami Private School launching some baseballs.

I hear the headband adds an extra 3mph exit velo and 20 feet of carry😂

#baseball #highschoolbaseball
#collegebaseball #mlb #firstbaseman #thirdbaseman #battingpractice #homerun #newyork #newyorkbaseball #baseballcoach #hitting #hittingcoach #TeamLBP