August 30, 2019

“lifting during puberty is like legal steroids.” 

That quote was taken from a tweet by renowned strength coach Mike Boyle. Strength training during your middle school years are some of the most important training years of your life. 

Beginner trainees can make improvemen...

August 14, 2019

The reverse lunge has become a staple in our programing over the last couple years and we’ve seen great carry over with speed and power in athletes. Deadlifts get all the views on social media, but single leg strength may be more important to developing a strong, fast,...

July 30, 2019

1. Sprinting can improve strength

Strength is the foundation for everything in sports. Take a 150lb freshmen, get them to deadlift 300lbs, and they will get faster and more explosive. But as an athlete becomes more and more advanced there becomes less and less correlati...

July 24, 2019

Strength is the foundation to everything for athletic performance. Want to run faster, jump higher, or throw harder? It starts with strength. It's possible to reach the point where you are strong enough, but most will never reach that point. Strength should be a large...

July 15, 2019

Being in southern California it’s not uncommon to see athletes down on the beach doing speed workouts. Sounds like a good idea, right? It’s got a beautiful view, nice ocean breeze, you can jump in the water when you’re done, and it has the added challenge of running in...

July 7, 2019

I always try to make a habit of asking an athlete where they feel it after performing an arm care exercise. Most athletes know the importance of doing their arm care, but many don’t know the “why” behind the exercises they’re performing or which muscles they are tryin...

April 11, 2019

By now I hope most people realize how important it is to continue training throughout the baseball season. The difference maker at the amateur levels between the average player and the great player that gets drafted or recruited is almost always strength.  At the pro l...

March 8, 2019

The hinge pattern and RDL variations can be some of the hardest movements to master in the weight room. It’s one of the most important skills to have for joint health, movement quality, and athletic performance. It’s also much more sports specific that many people real...

February 28, 2019

The latissimus dorsi or Lat is a much bigger and more powerful muscle than people realize. It runs from the anterior superior portion of the humerus down to the low back connecting at the pelvis, and is greatly used to accelerate the arm and create pitching velocity....

February 13, 2019

Every time an athlete has some aches and pains they always seem to ask, “Hey Kyle, do you have any stretches for (insert muscle here)? It’s almost always a muscle or body part that should not be stretched, and I have to explain to the athlete why that might not be a go...

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