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Nov 04

Transfer of Speed Performance Presentation Cal Dietz Video Parts 1 & 2

By Athletic Preparation | Speed Training

University of Minnesota’s Strength & Conditioning Coach Cal Dietz breaks down the transfer of speed performance from his presentation at the Central Virginia Sports Performance clinic from 2011.

In Video 1 You’ll learn :

  • Methods to develop Acceleration mechanics
  • Methods to develop rate of force development
  • Muscle contractions and their role in speed and change of direction
  • Why athletes shouldn’t be “soft” when sprinting / changing direction
  • How to train to become a more explosive athlete
  • How to train to make your weight room training more specficic to your sport

Transfer of Speed Performance Presentation - Cal Dietz (Video 1)

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In Video 2 You’ll learn :

  • How you should progress the same exercises to get completely different results
  • The effect of spinal position and alignment effects on athletes power output
  • Why you shouldn’t do what the pros do in their agility training
  • Drills that do work and don’t work for speed and agility
  • Why if you’re not training at the speed of the game, you’re not really training for your sport

Transfer of Speed Performance Presentation - Cal Dietz (Video 2)

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May 12

Resisted Sprints (With No Fancy Equipment)

By Athletic Preparation | Speed Training

Resisted Sprints Help Athletes :

  1. Relax while sprinting to develop their technique
  2. Unload their body weight so they can achieve proper body angles for acceleration
  3. Help athletes apply horizontal force which helps them accelerate and sprint faster

This variation of resisted sprints uses just 2 bands hooked up together so they can March or Sprint against the band tension that helps them develop a powerful first quick step and 10 yard burst.


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Oct 29

Speed Workout : 12-Week Off-Season Speed Workout For Baseball

By Athletic Preparation | Strength Training

Baseball tryouts will be here soon…

And the main skill your coaches will be looking for is speed.

You either have baseball speed or you don’t. If you don’t have it, you can train for it. But you need to have a plan, work hard, and make speed a priority.

That quick burst you put on running to first base trying to beat out the bunt you just laid down? That’s essentially what speed training operates off of. It’s a quick, all-out burst of acceleration lasting less than eight seconds.

First, a few principles to get you started in speed training.

1. Make time to rest

To improve your speed, you must train fast and give yourself enough rest between sets.

For instance, follow a 10-yard sprint that lasts less than two seconds with 10 to 20 seconds of rest (enough time to walk back and reload the drill). At least a 1-to-6 ratio of work to rest activity is a good place to start.

Anything less, and you start to get fatigued and create opportunities for injury.

2. Add reactive training to your speed workout

Baseball is a reaction-based sport.

Whether you are in the field or getting a large lead off first base, you must make a decision to plant your foot in the ground, drive your arms and get moving in a hurry. And sometimes your decision must be based upon what prior event just took place. That’s where reactive training comes in.

Your reactive training could include:

  • Sprinting on an audio cue
  • Sprinting on a visual cue
  • Multi-directional shuffling in the beginning of your sprint to mimic your lead off first base

Here’s an example of a push up to sprint:

3. Focus on reps and lots of ’em

The more you practice your speed drills, the more you’ll move quickly on the field, because the moves become second nature. Strive to maintain the quality of your reps HIGH! If you’re tired, you can’t run fast which means you’re no longer training for speed…your wasting your time at that point.

Don’t just go through the motions; do each rep with the proper intent and care, so that you’ll naturally sprint.

No thought will be required because it becomes automatic and fluid. Coaches will pick up on that.

Use this 12-Week Baseball speed training workout to get you noticed in tryouts, and on the field.

12-Week Baseball Sprint Training Program


This post was originally published via Stack Media : http://www.stack.com/2015/02/11/off-season-baseball-speed-workout/