As the high-school and professional baseball season approaches, more and more of our athletes are Cressey Sports Performance have shifted their training focus from maximal strength to maximal speed. Baseball, like most team sports, relies heavily on lightning-fast movements, so the athlete’s training must reflect that.
We’ve spent all off-season training our athletes to be brutally strong, but how do we get that strength to transfer to the field? One way to express the strength we’ve built as power is to utilize the technique called post-activation potentiation.
What the hell is post-activation potentiation, you might ask? Well, you’ve gotta read my latest article from STACK to find out. Click the link below to read about:
- One of the most advanced, research-supported training techniques
- How lifting heavy weights can make you more explosive (hint: it’s not for the reasons you think)
- What exercise combos to use to jump higher and sprint faster