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14
2017

The What, Why, and How of Deloading

I’m not sure if it’s the semi-persistent ringing of the age-old mantra, “No pain, no gain!”, or just a belief that always doing less is a bad thing, but the word “deload” tends to be a borderline dirty word to some athletes and coaches. It shouldn’t be. Deloads are a necessary part of training and a...

05
15
2017

Athlete Screening Part 2: Performance Screens

Last time, we discussed the importance of having a movement screen and a few of the options that are available to coaches. If you missed that article, check it out here, as a few of the concepts we touched on will come into play throughout this article as well. Strength and Power For starters, let’s...

04
26
2017

Velocity Based Training Part 2: Programming

In Part One, I explained velocity-based training (VBT) and why we’ve decided to implement it with our athletes. Today, in Part 2 I will explore how to program VBT individual athletes to best improve their performance. (This article was written by Jack Scheideman, High Performance Trainer at Drivelin...

04
23
2017

Integration of Throwing and Strength

In recent years, baseball has undergone a pendulum shift. Big leaguers are posting offseason-workout videos of 500 lbs deadlifts or 400 lbs squats. Colleges all around the country are throwing their athletes into the weight room and telling them to get bigger, faster, stronger, and all of this is a...

03
20
2017

In-Season Lifting: Managing Volume, Intensity, and Fatigue

It’s mid-March and baseball season has officially begun. The college season is well underway, most high-school tryouts have completed, and spring-training games, along with the World Baseball Classic, have all kicked off as well. It’s one of the best times of the year and one of those times that giv...