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Our mission at ProForce is to create a culture and innovative training model where physical, technical, and tactical skills are developed through an athlete-centered approach. This approach involves structured psychological strength, teaching effective biomechanical movement principles, and utilizing regeneration strategies to optimize your performance on and off the field. Our uncompromising culture and pursuit of innovating training promises to aid your pursuit of excellence.
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Any athlete looking to improve their game (Professional, College, High School, Middle School)
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Every Program used by ProFORCE places a major emphasis on individualization, scientific research, and education.
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Our programs at ProFORCE are truly innovative and are like nothing that you have experienced before. Designed from real world in the trenches experiences, and backed by the latest research. We are a gimmick free program that strives to enhance the overall development of our athletes and clients. Whether your goal is to train to win or train for life we are here to help you!
"The incorporation of resistance training to help youth athletes improve athletic performance has steadily become more popular over the past decade. After working with children for the past 12 years, several questions and concerns have been raised by parents regarding their child’s participation in a strength and conditioning program."
The reason you have been told not to biceps as a pitcher comes down to the anatomy of the bicep. The biceps tendon insertion point is at the superior aspect of the Labrum. Now why does this mean you shouldn’t get your biceps jacked….
Ever stop to ask why? If you look at the mechanics of each you will notice one requires that the athlete learns how to stop momentum, and brace through rotation. The other you must create forward momentum, accelerate momentum forward, rotate, post up on one leg and decelerate. They may seem similar but they are very different frontal plan movements.
I started thinking back on all the athletes I have trained and all the individuals I have watched train that are recovering from injury. I even thought back to all the times I have been injured and worked myself back into a training program. What I started to notice is if I cue with “let me know if this hurts” I am cueing him/her to look and hunt for pain.
What we need to understand is what is appropriate to play through and what can cause us to set ourselves up for greater injury. Here is a great example; last year one of our right-handed college pitchers (remember the right handed part) came in after the season and mentioned he had been shut down with elbow pain. I asked a few more questions which lead him mentioning that he hurt his left knee about halfway through the year. I asked how long after the knee injury did the elbow start to hurt and I got the answer I wanted to hear, a few weeks.
“Now, how many high school coaches do we have in the room?” Hundreds of hands shot up, as the pattern began to appear. “How wide is home plate in high school baseball?” “Seventeen inches,” they said, sounding more confident. “You’re right!” Scolinos barked. “And you college coaches, how wide is home plate in college?” “Seventeen inches!” we said, in unison. “Any Minor League coaches here? How wide is home plate in pro ball? “Seventeen inches!” “RIGHT! And in the Major Leagues, how wide home plate is in the Major Leagues?” “Seventeen inches!” “SEV-EN-TEEN INCHES!” he confirmed, his voice bellowing off the walls. “And what do they do with a Big League pitcher who can’t throw the ball over seventeen inches?” Pause. “They send him to Pocatello!”
I posted on a few different Facebook groups last week and didn’t really get the repose I was looking for in terms of trying to learn about the 1x20 program and also how I could integrate using bodyweight percentages over one rep max percentages. The way I have been thinking about using the bodyweight is in helping us determine what Base we determine our athletes fall into.
This week I spent some time listening to Jay DeMayo’s podcast with Dr. Bryan Mann, and two with Jeff Moyer. I have to thank my good friend and strength coach Robb Hornett for the introduction to Jay’s podcast and seminar. On top of listening to some top-notch podcast I read a very good article from SpartaPoint on Why Bodyweight % isn’t What it Sounds. Sometimes it seems like the world is trying to speak to you when everything you hear in a week seems to tie together.
What I will be sharing with one you in these videos are the few mechanics check points we want to see our throwers reach in order to decrease torque on the UCL and the shoulder. We must remember that the UCL is graded to withstand 33 newton meters of force and when we throw a baseball we place over 100 newton meters of force on the UCL. If we have athletes repeating this a throwing movement with mechanical flaws they are increasing their risk of injury tremendously.
Working in the private sector there is an alarming trend. Train as hard as you can in the Off-season then once the season kicks off just stop. From a High Performance Training Model we look at this alarming trend and wonder how to fix it. We know training in-season is just as important as training in the off-season. However we have to face the facts of private sector performance training, time is a limited quantity. Parents have to take their children or athletes have to drive themselves to practice and games, which could be located all around the city, or in different cities as travel club sports continue to grow. What we know to be true is you will loose everything you have worked so hard for it’s only a matter of time!