Another great post from AB Strength Coach, Nick Esposito on how one of our high school athletes added 23lbs this off-season and increased his hitting velocity by 22mph on our Catcher Strength Training Program. How Setting Goals helped this High School Catcher Gain 23lbs and Crush his Hitting Records!
Here’s an awesome guest post from Strength Coach Nick Esposito on another way to use the Trap Bar. We have been utilizing the Split Stance RDL variation with the Trap Bar with many of our athletes. Check out the video below for a full description, and why we have added this exercise to most of […]
Here’s a great guest post by Strength Coach Nick Esposito on Optimal Positioning for the 1-Arm Kettlebell Rack. When performing specific exercises we like to vary the load and where the load is actually being held during the movement. This helps train the core in a different manner by resisting motion in various planes of […]
College summer leagues will be starting up at the beginning of June, which means a variety of personalities, including the coaches, will mesh together over the course of 2-3 months. Depending on how productive an athlete’s school season was, will often determine what their primary goals will be for the upcoming summer season. As a strength […]
Here’s a guest post from Strength Coach, Nick Esposito on KB Interval Swings. We utilize Kettlebell swings daily in one form or another with our athletes and clients. Kettlebells are a great way to increase power, explosiveness, and increase lean muscle. They provide a safer alternative to olympic lifts, especially for adults. While you can […]
Here are a few of our favorite Youth Baseball High Level Throwing Drills that can be used in a training session, before practice and games. Athletes will actually groove patterns and strengthen their mechanics THROUGH movement using these drills and progressions. The throwing program starts after we’ve performed our Dynamic Warm-Up and Pre-Throwing Protocol that includes Scap/Cuff/Forearm Training using […]
Bullpens. What are they? Why are they important? When should they be implemented and what is the end goal of each session? These are all great questions and questions I don’t think are very well defined in baseball, especially at the youth, middle school and high school levels. It’s important to understand the reasoning behind […]
The baseball season is finally here. It’s time to have some fun, compete, fail a bit, and learn from that failure. It’s time to figure out your practice and game routines, what works, what doesn’t work. But most of all, it’s figuring out how to stay healthy throughout the season! With these 10 Tips, you’ll […]
Every year my facility, AB Athletic Development, has a Pro Scout Day for invite only high school, college and free agent athletes. This past January, we had 30 prospects and 10 MLB organizations attend! It’s great for our players to get in front of these scouts, but also an incredible event for the organization itself […]
Thanks to my buddy Anthony Santos of Gametime in Lowell, MA and the Lowell Jr Spinners for letting one of our Free Agents, Zach Rafferty throw live to a few hitters! Great bullpen session. Zach threw to 10 batters in a 3-Inning simulated game with 5-7 minutes rest between each inning. Check it out!