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Ted Williams' Three Rules to Hit By

When Ted Williams and author John Underwood completed “The Science of Hitting” in 1968, chances are they didn't expect the book to be relevant into the 21st Century. Yet, here we are more than 50...

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Simulating an at-bat with Rick “Wild Thing” Vaughn on MaxBP

Over the years there have been a number of baseball movies that have captured the imaginations and hearts of its fans. Dramatic films like The Natural and Field of Dreams, family movies such as ...

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Top 10 Reasons for Coaches to Utilize MaxBP - Station-to-Station

WIth the strict regulations being implemented at the prep and collegiate levels nowadays, it’s imperative that coaches make the most of their practice time. If players are sitting around watching...

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Simulating Gerrit Cole's $324 Million Arm on the MaxBP

The New York Yankees have rocked the baseball world by signing former Houston Astros' ace Gerrit Cole to a 9-year, $324 Million contract - a $36 Million annual salary. Cole was the prized free...

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Don't Reinvent the Wheel - Barry Bonds

From the time Barry Bonds was a young boy, hanging around the Candlestick Park Clubhouse with his father Bobby, his godfather Willie Mays and Hall of Famer Willie McCovey - Bonds seemed destined...

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Winter is Coming - Benefits of Indoor Training

Halloween has passed, the pumpkins have been smashed, and the weather has turned. Depending on one’s location, it’s tough to make progress during the winter months - Mother Nature holds no...

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Simulating the Velocity of Mets’ Legend Sidd Finch on a MaxBP

On April 1, 1985, Sports Illustrated featured an article in their magazine titled, “The Curious Case of Sidd Finch,” a story about an unknown baseball phenom with an unusual past.

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Misconception - The Key to a High Batting Average is the Ability to Hit the Curveball

Throughout different levels of competition there is a standard as to what is considered an elite batting average. At the high school level, the top prospects often hit around .500, in the...

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Popeye’s Puppet for Strength and Conditioning

A great way for an individual to develop the forearm strength and conditioning that is beneficial for all athletic activity is the Popeye’s Puppet workout.

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Recreating Three Plays from the NL Wild Card Game with MaxBP

As the calendar flips to October, baseball fans everywhere can go about their day with a smile on their face and a little extra pep in their step - Playoff Baseball has arrived.

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Don't Reinvent the Wheel - Albert Pujols

One look at the back of Albert Pujols’ baseball card and any baseball enthusiast can agree - the Dominican born slugger is a first ballot Hall of Famer.

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Sledgehammer for Endurance

As we discussed in the “Physical Training Series’ one of the most effective ways to develop a physically fit body is through hard work and manual labor. With this in mind, an athlete should...

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Sledgehammer for Strength

If you really want to impress your coaches and teammates, be the player who packs a sledgehammer in their bag. By utilizing the sledgehammer to perform some old school manual labor drills, you’ll...

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Practice a Balanced Turn on the Tee

We’ve all witnessed a long, impressive foul ball, and although it may draw some “oohs and aahs” from the crowd, in the end - it’s nothing more than a loud strike. The more impressive feat is...

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Staged Tee Work for Stride Development

Yesterday in the “Staged Soft Toss for Stride Development” drill we discussed how the stride and swing are two separate parts of the hitting process. This is an important thing to consider because...

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Staged Soft Toss for Stride Development

It’s important for a hitter to remember that the stride and swing are two completely separate actions. These different aspects of the swing should be broken down accordingly. An effective drill to...

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Father and Sons bond with Cricket, MaxBP

When you speak to Dr. Fawad J. Khan, M.D. about his experience of playing youth cricket in Pakistan, elation in his voice is quite noticeable.

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Got Rice? Perfect for Grip Strength, Power in Forearms

Not all training drills include the traditional ball, bat and glove. In fact, some of the most productive exercises can be performed without any baseball equipment at all. It just takes some...

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Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall - Synchronizing the Hips

As we discussed in the Mirror, Mirror “Comfortable Hands” and “Find a Natural Stride” drills, an imperative component of the hitter’s approach is that they are comfortable. This is true for every...

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Whip Those Hips into Shape with Inside Soft Toss

In order for a ballplayer to hit for power they must be able to handle the inside pitch. Getting jammed all the time and hitting weak pop-ups and ground balls isn’t conducive for someone hitting...

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Hammer Time Drill

There may not be a more rewarding feeling in all of sports, than hitting a ball on the sweet spot. That moment where the barrel of the bat connects squarely with the ball is so pristine - that you...

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Soft Toss a Great Way to Go with the Pitch

The next time you are participating in some soft toss drills with a training partner, try this particular drill to mix it up. Instead of the traditional soft toss from the side, have the “tosser”...

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Don't Be Afraid of a Little Gas

Former Boston Red Sox legend Ted Williams once said, “You have to hit the fastball to play in the big leagues.” Considering that the Splendid Splinter is viewed by many to be the best overall...

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Build Stamina & Bat Speed with MaxBP

Baseball and softball don’t get much recognition for being endurance sports. They don’t require the amount of running that other sports do, and over the years there have been countless ballplayers...

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Precision Tee Work is Imperative

Nothing disappoints coaches more than seeing their athletes go through drills halfheartedly. But, the reality of the situation is that it happens. Coaches are always outnumbered by their players...
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From the White Lines to the Blue Line - The fascinating history of hockey players on the diamond

When most people think of multi-sport athletes, they think of the traditional combinations of baseball and football - Bo Jackson, Deion Sanders and more recently Kyler Murray. Perhaps even...

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New look Jays are all about the "VELO"

The Toronto Blue Jays have a new look these days. Gone are the mainstays of yesteryear as the Jays have opted to go with a youth movement and a different approach in their game preparation.

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