Conditioning for Baseball: Part 2

By Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, CSCS IF YOU WANT TO BE FAST, YOU MUST TRAIN FAST… Sometimes… Yesterday we discussed how training the aerobic energy system would be beneficial for baseball.  And not just baseball, for almost any sport.  Many people would argue that “if you train slow, you’ll be slow.”  To which I’d reply… Continue reading Conditioning for Baseball: Part 2

Aerobic Training for Baseball

By Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, CSCS               When we talk about athletes that LOOK like athletes, baseball players aren’t usually in the conversation.  I will admit, some of the athletes I work with throughout the year look less like professional athletes and more like professional video game players. But… Continue reading Aerobic Training for Baseball

Diaphragmatic Breathing

By Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, CSCS If you missed yesterday’s post about the diaphragm muscle, check it out here: Anatomy Review: Diaphragm In summary, the diaphragm is a large, dome-shaped muscle that separates the abdominal cavity from the thoracic cavity.  It’s primary role is in respiration, but in some cases it will also act as… Continue reading Diaphragmatic Breathing

Deloading: Back Off to Get Bigger, Part 2

By Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, CSCS Yesterday we discussed the science behind taking a deload week during our training in hopes of making better progress.  If you missed it, check it out here: https://skylerzarndt.com/2014/12/09/deloading-back-off-to-get-bigger-part-1/ For a quick overview, we NEED rest and recovery built into our training programs in order to maximize potential.  We can’t always… Continue reading Deloading: Back Off to Get Bigger, Part 2

Deloading: Back Off to Get Bigger, Part 1

By Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, CSCS As the Holidays approach, I find myself tinkering with my current lifting program, trying to schedule my lifts around the hectic schedule that awaits me at the end of the month.  Between traveling, family time, more traveling, and then some more traveling on top of that, this time of… Continue reading Deloading: Back Off to Get Bigger, Part 1

Central Nervous System Fatigue

By Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, CSCS As I was talking to one of my co-workers today after his heavy deadlift session, the topic of Central Nervous System (CNS) fatigue came up as a topic.  What prefaced this topic was his horrendous attempts at weights near 90% of his 1 Rep Max.  And when I say “horrendous,”… Continue reading Central Nervous System Fatigue