Softball Training – Don’t Abuse the Bench Press

I was at the gym today doing interval training on the treadmill (very effective method) and I saw two guys doing the famous “Bench Press”. The bench press is considered by many as one of the two king  exercises in weight training with the squat. While the bench press is an excellent upper body strength  … Read more

Softball Conditioning Leads to Major Benefits

I’ve been designing softball conditioning programs for over 10 years. Let me tell you that softball conditioning can really help improve a player’s game. Yet, a lot of softball players don’t take it seriously know. They know that getting in good shape by doing softball conditioning would help their game but somehow they don’t give it enough importance or focus. My … Read more

Softball Conditioning Tips – Working Out When Life Gets in the Way

If you are serious about building yourself up for next season, your off-season training involve doing skills training (hitting, pitching, fielding, etc.), sports conditioning and maybe some form of mental/vision training. At times, life gets in the way (vacations, exams or homework, bad weather, general fatigue, sickness, family function, etc.) and we may have weeks … Read more

Softball Conditioning – Quick Workouts Do Work!

Tonight, while driving back from practice, I was listening to my voice messages on my cool new iPhone. One of the messages was from one of the elite members of my Softball Peak Performance Club. Since I had about 30 minutes of driving to do. I decided to call him back right away. Personal phone … Read more

Softball Conditioning – Core Training is the Secret to More Power

ABDOMINAL TRAINING (aka core training)! We know that the trunk plays an important role in softball. More specifically, the trunk and the muscles of the abdominal region are responsible for (1) generating rotational power and (2) stabilizing the trunk which necessary to transfer a maximum amount of power from the lower body muscles to the … Read more

Softball Training and Conditioning – Are You Random or Structured?

I have worked with and observed a lot of softball players over the years. I have come two main conclusions about most players: 1) They love the game and want to get better 2) They have serious deficiencies in their conditioning which hurts their game big time. A lot players will try to workout and … Read more

Softball Conditioning – Stop Being Generic, Start Being Specific

Looking to get fitter and improve your softball game? One word of advice to start with: picking a random  training program off any fitness magazine or website is a  big mistake because most of these programs are as far as you  can be from being softball-specific. Most of these programs are either geared at bodybuilders  who wants … Read more

Softball Training – Get in Shape for Your Tryouts

Are you going to be trying out for a team in the new few weeks? If so, make sure you read this. I just recently conducted several interviews with top travel ball coaches about tryouts and selection camps. One of things that they all mentioned is that they look for players that are “athletic”. Why? … Read more