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Warming up the body has numerous benefits and is vital to athletic performance. There are many ways to warm-up, and this is a topic that has been researched for years.   I always encourage my athletes to make sure their body is prepared for their desired event. I believe it is important to discuss why you should warm-up. Here are some reasons why to warm-up before an event. Increased heart rate Increased body temperature Improved mobility/stability

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The slide board is another excellent way to add variation to a training program. But why would you want to throw on a pair of bootys while your at the gym, isn’t squatting, deadlifting and benching enough? Yes these are foundational exercises, but below I will outline why, how and when to incorporate the slide board into your training programs. Why it Works (the boring science part, if you’re not interested scroll down to the

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Sleep is one of the most underrated, neglected and important parts of any athletes recovery program. It is when the most recovery and adaptation from exercise occurs and is imperative to see the gains which we all work so hard to achieve. During exercise you are applying specific stressors to both your cognitive and physiologic systems in order to cause adaptation that can help you perform better on the field. Sleep ensures that multiple psychological

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We all know that preventing dehydration and eating properly are an imperative aspect of optimal performance and recovery from exercise. Exercise will deplete both your hydration status and your energy stores, while breaking down your muscle. This is why it is imperative that the athlete replace this fuel to aid in the replenishment of these stores and aid in your recovery. Fat, protein and carbohydrates are the three macronutrients that are needed to sustain life.

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MSI is the training center for baseball players looking to improve on field skills, as well as their overall physical speed and strength. We here at MSI would like to congratulate the following players for being selected in this years MLB draft. Each of these players has worked extremely hard at MSI and we wish them continued success at the next level.   Josh Ockimey– 5th round by the Boston Red Sox (SS Neumann Goretti

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The pushup is a tremendous upper body pushing exercise.  It’s an exercise that is very popular and very effective at building good upper body strength, scapular stability and core stability.  One common theme I see with a lot of my athletes, especially younger athletes, is they cannot do a proper pushup. Today I want to discuss some of the common flaws that I see with athletes’ pushup form.  (Note: if your more of a visual

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