sport specific

  1. Why Crossfit is Not a Good Fit for Baseball Players

    I am not the first person to write an article on this topic and I probably won’t be the last, but I have recently heard of several baseball programs and players who are using Crossfit workouts as a conditioning program and I thought I would share my thoughts on this topic. First of all let me make clear that I am in no way saying that Crossfit is a poor workout methodology. In fact, I have been a member at two Crossfit gyms in the last 3 years and have performed a substantial number of workouts that Crossfit has to offer. And yes, most of them thoroughly kicked my butt and left me gasping for air by the end. But I am also a member of the general public these days. I am no longer a baseball player or pitcher who is trying to improve my specific skill set to help enhance my performance on a baseball diamond. These days I am just trying to stay in shape and find a way to be competitive while working out, which Crossfit is great at. Continue reading →
  2. Flexibility in Athletes

    Flexibility is fundamentally important to many athletic movements as your body's muscles and joints play a critical part in your athletic ability, performance, and durability. With that being said, athletes often cringe when they hear a coach or trainer mention the word flexibility. I know I used to. Immediately thoughts of tedious and painful hamstring, hip, and groin stretches come to mind. However, as an athlete there are many sacrifices you must make and exercises you must do that you aren't enthusiastic about. Working on your flexibility should be a task of the highest importance to all serious athletes. Continue reading →

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