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Top 10 Reasons for Coaches to Utilize MaxBP - Defensive/ Base Running Drills

A lot has been made out of what makes MaxBP a difference making batting practice tool, and for good reason. The small ball training tactics work wonders for an athlete’s hand eye coordination,...

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Why Train with MaxBP? Coaching Support and Tutelage

When it comes to training for a particular sport, not all athletes are dealing with the same hand. Some players have the advantage of unlimited resources, whether that be the training facilities...

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Why Train with MaxBP? Cover the Needs of Multiple Athletes

Do you have athletes in your household who play a number of different sports? Baseball? Softball? Hockey? Lacrosse? Cricket? MaxBP Reaction Training works wonders for athletes participating in...

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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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Push-ups for Upper Body Strength and Conditioning

The push-up is quite possibly the oldest workout in the history of mankind. The most tried and true of upper body workouts. If you close your eyes, it’s easy to imagine some jacked caveman busting...

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Run Hills for Lower Body Strength and Conditioning

A workout that can be exercised without a gym membership, designated space or equipment is priceless. Just an athlete, their body and a commitment to excellence.

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How to prepare for Anibal Sanchez’s Game One 'Stuff'

Anibal Sanchez has been a part of some big games in his 14-year MLB career. The 35-year old Venezuelan native pitched a no-hitter as a rookie for the Florida Marlins in 2006, won the AL ERA title...

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Jump Rope for Agility and Coordination

A great way for an athlete to improve their stamina, balance and coordination is through jump rope training. No matter the sport, an individual with superior agility is a force to be reckoned with.

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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 AL Wild Card Game with MaxBP

In a game featuring two of the lowest payrolls in Major League Baseball, Tampa Bay Rays stepped into the Oakland Coliseum last night and played the role of spoiler, winning the AL Wild Card...

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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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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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Cellphone, Wallet, Keys - Grip Strengthener?

The grip is a very underrated attribute in athletics. The ability to squeeze an object is indicative of muscular endurance and overall strength. So, how does an athlete develop this imperative...

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Develop a Soft, Fine Focus - Like Cosmo Kramer

The role the eyes play in hitting a baseball is instrumental to a player’s success. Athletes who embrace the concept of vision training and put in the necessary work, will discover that this drill...

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The Importance of Sticking Your Balance

The ability to maintain one’s equilibrium is quite possibly the most important attribute in all of sports. Without the aptitude to stay balanced, an athlete is lost, the proverbial “fish out of...

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The Right-Handed Push Bunt

If you tune into the College World Series next June, chances are you’ll witness a number of scrappy ballplayers who can handle the lumber and are willing to embrace “small ball.” These spark plugs...

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The Left-Handed Drag Bunt to the Right Side

In the generations past players like Lee Mazzili, Nellie Fox, Vada Pinson, Rod Carew, and even Major League Baseball’s career hits leader, Pete Rose, made significant contributions to their...

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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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Beat the Streak with MaxBP

Back on August 3, I began my improbable run at a hallowed American sports record - Joe DiMaggio's 56 game hit streak. Granted, my steak is a little different than Mr. DiMaggio's famous run back in...

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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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Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall - Finding Your Stride

The stride is an instrumental part of the swing and comes in a variety of sizes and vertices. It triggers movement in the lower body and is an essential fundamental for timing and balance.

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Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall - Comfortable Hands

An essential part of a hitter’s success at the plate is gaining comfort in the batter’s box. There is no short cut here, just hours upon hours of hard work, dedication and fine tuning. The more...

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Never Fear the Suicide Squeeze

It’s the most exciting play in all of baseball. No, not the home run. The suicide squeeze!

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Pepper Games? You Bet!

The game of pepper is an exercise that features one player hitting brisk ground balls to a group of fielders who are standing approximately 15-20 feet away. When the ball is fielded by a...

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