3 Reasons Baseball Players Should Strength Train

3 Reasons Baseball Players Should Strength Train

Despite a well-recognized need for strength and power development (and injury prevention) in baseball, some coaches are still hesitant when it comes to the weight room—never allowing players to bench press, for example, or only utilizing bands as resistance. That’s what makes properly designed baseball strength and conditioning plan so important. Here are our top 3 reasons why baseball athletes need to strength train, and what a good baseball-specific program should look like.

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How to Get Your Athletes to Buy in to Recovery

How to Get Your Athletes to Buy in to Recovery

For athletes, "going hard" is usually pretty easy. Whether it's a heavy lift or tough conditioning session, most athletes will face difficult challenges head-on and attack them with gusto. So then why is it so hard to get athletes to "go easy" on recovery days? Coach Christye shares an easy analogy to help your athletes understand the importance of recovery-focused training sessions, and explains why "sweat equity" culture can actually hinder performance.

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Uniform vs. Unified: How to Approach S&C for Your Entire Athletic Department

Uniform vs. Unified: How to Approach S&C for Your Entire Athletic Department

Providing quality strength and conditioning to an entire athletic department is no easy feat. Unfortunately, many departments take a uniform approach, either giving all athletes the same program or prioritizing just one sport. But we believe a unified approach, one that gives all athletes access to appropriate training for their sport or sports, is the best way to help your athletes stay healthy, perform better, and thrive. Read on to learn 3 reasons why all athletic directors should take a unified approach to strength and conditioning for their athletes.

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Setting Up the Volt Training Calendar

Setting Up the Volt Training Calendar

One of the coolest features of Volt's intelligent technology is our dynamic periodized training calendar. It automatically optimizes your team's training program to your season dates, allowing your athletes to reach peak physical condition at just the right time. This article will guide you through the ins and outs of setting up your training calendar to help maximize the effectiveness of your team's Volt training.

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The Volt Lifting Commands + Spotting Guidelines

The Volt Lifting Commands + Spotting Guidelines

The successful implementation of your Volt training program depends on the active participation of coaches in the weight room. By being present in the weight room, you can help ensure the safety of your athletes by reinforcing proper lifting technique, while establishing a culture of support and accountability in the weight room.

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Anatomy of a Volt Training Session

Anatomy of a Volt Training Session

While every Volt workout is uniquely designed for the demands of an athlete's sport, position, gender, strength levels, and more (within the context of a holistic year-round program), many sessions follow a similar format. This article provides a breakdown of the structure and training philosophy behind a typical Volt training session.

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How to Use Primers, Finishers, and Workout Add-ons

How to Use Primers, Finishers, and Workout Add-ons

In addition to your team's sport-specific strength training plan, our Sport Performance team created a library of workout add-ons you can use to enhance and customize you athletes' training. These add-ons are entirely optional — whether you choose to use them, and how you choose to implement them, is completely up to you. For coaches interested in leveraging these workout add-ons, this article will guide you through some recommended ways to utilize this content effectively with your team.

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Volt Training Philosophy: No Failure, No Exhaustion

Volt Training Philosophy: No Failure, No Exhaustion

Athletes accustomed to feeling 100% exhausted at the end of a workout are often surprised by Volt's scientific approach to sport performance — and even more surprised when it works. This article is intended to equip you with the "whys" behind Volt's training philosophy, so you can help educate your athletes and increase their buy-in to Volt.

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