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3 Mistakes Before the Bar is Unracked

When looking at the big 3 lifts (squat, bench, and deadlift), we need to look at how to perform them optimally to increase leverage and the poundage being used. At Showtime Strength & Performance, we run 2-3 powerlifting meets a year and usually are at another 6-10 meets a year. After watching many of the best lifters ever and watching first-time competitors, we have noticed some huge differences that lead to big pounds gained or lost in competition.

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Differentiating Intent Cues

By Kyle Harris

Full disclosure, these morning musings were inspired by Patrick Jones (follow him @pjonesbaseball, find his podcast Patrick Jones Baseball and listen because his content is top notch). He posted a Tweet about differentiating intent to hitter needs. His exact quote was “Can’t preach Daddy Hacks to everyone. All hitters are different, which makes it fun and challenging to coach. Some hitters need to feel like they’re not swinging as hard as they can.  Some do. Gotta figure out what’s best for you.”

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For those that have trained with us or have watched some of our training sessions, they've noticed that our athletes utilize bands and chains a lot in our training. To many people, the benefits of bands and chains remain unknown and looks crazy.

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In Season Strength and Conditioning Training For Baseball & Softball

By Kyle Harris

When it comes to strength and conditioning in the baseball and softball world, too many coaches are stuck in the dark ages.  The good news is that truth is slowly working its way into more and more programs across the country, which will only lead to greater player development and a decrease in injuries.  The next step in this process is not only continuing to debunk the myth that in season strength and conditioning training for baseball and softball players is bad or harmful, but to educate the masses and show them why this is crucial to enhance and maintain high performance levels.

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When many people watch a volleyball game, they are impressed by the powerful athletes who get up above the net and spike the ball with fury toward their opponent. Most people fail to see there are many components to making an efficient volleyball jump and how to prepare for it. Many will use a vertimax or other elastic band devices to help build jumping power, but are there other factors we should be looking at?

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