Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Improve Sports Power

Getting stronger and stronger won't help you much if your power (how fast your muscles can produce force) doesn't improve......power improvement also improves your running speed.....

Here are 2 tips to improve your sports power:

1. Do your exercises in a standing position because most athletic movements are done standing and will also work all the trunk and hip stabilizer muscles and not just the abdominals.

Your core muscles are crucial for power movements like throwing, jumping and hitting. Many players lose power because of weak cores. For example, when throwing, power must transfer from the legs through the core to the arm.

2. Your training program needs to include exercises in all 3 planes of motion since sports movements happen in all 3 planes. This would include your sports specific exercises.

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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
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