Functional Strength


Why Pumping You Up is a Lot of Hot Air
Despite what you may have heard, read or seen baseball players doing in weight rooms and training, physical conditioning for softball and baseball pitchers/players requires different training methods. To be functionally prepared to avoid injuries and perform the skills needed to succeed, a different strength and conditioning template applies.

Why? Our performance science points to:

  • Genetic imbalances between a thrower’s accelerators and decelerators
  • Unnatural stresses caused by throwing overhand downhill on a mound
  • Overuse in baseball and softball pitching
  • Players seldom break down in prime mover (large muscle) groups

SO, while typical strength and conditioning methods may promote muscle growth they are in fact perpetuating the myth of strength. It can easily be said that these athletes are only as strong as their weakest link.

To avoid injuries and reach your genetic maximum level of competitive performance, you must engage in a properly designed, all encompassing functional strength and fitness program that complements your efforts to attain the highest degree of biomechanical efficiency on the mound, in the circle, and on the field.

Only the CompleteAthlete teaches its Players, Parents and Coaches how to implement our comprehensive Functional Fitness template. This system includes:

  • Functional Body Movement
  • Kinetic Chain Analysis
  • Functional Fitness Training Protocols
  • Functional Profile Assessment
  • Integrated Balance Training
  • Flexibility Training
  • Core Stabilization Training
  • Functional Strength Training
  • Aerobic and Anaerobic Training

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