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Tennis Serve Muscles – Back Swing

Developing Speed and Power in the Tennis Serve Serve With More Speed and Power by Knowing the Mechanics of the Serve and Which Muscles To Condition   Part 1 – The Stance & Back Swing Part 2 – The Forward Swing Part 3 – The Follow Through Tennis Speed – Best Exercises for Racket Speed & Court Quickness Part 1 of 3 – The Stance & Back Swing  The Tennis Serve consists of three main phases: 1) the backswing, 2) the forward swing and 3) the follow through. Each phase will be broken down for the right-hand player and the… read more

Include isometrics with Bands in Workout

Why Isometrics with Resistance Band Training  Helps Athletes Beyond the Benefits of Weights   We receive numerous requests from trainers, coaches and athletes of all ages and sports backgrounds asking us to explain how our programs are different from others. We also receive similar requests from developers of other speed training programs and jump training programs to explain the same. In particular, most would like to know how isometric training with the resistance band differs from isometric training with weights.  Most of them don’t see a difference and would like to know.  Their initial gut feeling is that, “they’ve got… read more

Baseball Bat Swing Speed – Follow Through

Developing Bat Speed and Power in theBaseball Swing   THE BASEBALL SWING:  Part 4 of 4 – The Follow Through Part 1 – The Stance Part 2 – The Loading Phase Part 3 – The Launch Phase Part 4 – The Follow Through After the ball has left the bat, the forearms will extend completely as seen in Figure 1-14a.  This is a function of the elbow extensors.  The wrists will then do a true rollover after ball contact, which means the right forearm pronates, forcing the palm side down and the left forearm supinates, forcing the palm side up. Figure… read more

Baseball Bat Swing Speed – Launch Phase

Developing Bat Speed and Power in the Baseball Swing  THE BASEBALL SWING:   Part 3 of 4 – The Launch Phase Part 1 – The Stance Part 2 – The Loading Phase Part 3 – The Launch Phase Part 4 – The Follow Through When all of the muscles in the body have been properly loaded and stretched, the body is now in the position to unwind or uncoil and release this stored elastic energy to powerfully swing the bat. This is what is known as the launching phase of the baseball swing, and it continues to the point of contact… read more

Baseball Bat Swing Speed – Loading Phase

Developing Bat Speed and Power in theBaseball Swing THE BASEBALL SWING: Part 2 of 4 – The Loading Phase Part 1 – The Stance Part 2 – The Loading Phase Part 3 – The Launch Phase Part 4 – The Follow Through The Loading Phase The loading phase takes us from the stance position to the launching position. There are five noticeable movements that take place during this phase and they are: 1) backward movement of the shoulders and arms 2) backward rotation of the spine 3) beginning of the timing step 4) cocking of the hips 5) cocking of… read more

Baseball Bat Swing Speed – Stance

Developing Bat Speed and Power in theBaseball Swing  How To Swing The Bat For More Speed and Power  THE BASEBALL SWING:  Part 1 of 4 – The Stance Part 1 – The Stance Part 2 – The Loading Phase Part 3 – The Launch Phase Part 4 – The Follow Through The baseball swing consists of three main phases: 1) the loading phase, 2) the launching phase, and 3) the follow-through. Each player, with their own unique style, may find themselves making adjustments to their swing depending on the type of pitch, it’s location, the pitch count, the number of outs,… read more

Isometric training
What is Isometrics Training

The 3 Types of Muscle Contractions Concentric, Eccentric, and Isometric Your speed training program will deliver your best sports performance when you train your muscles with all three! Part 4 of 4 – Isometrics Part  1 – Muscle Contraction Types Part  2 – Weight Lifting Part  3 – Plyometrics  Part  4 – Isometrics    In this section, I’m discussing several different types of isometric exercises and define which types of muscle contractions are involved in the exercise, and why that exercise is important to overall athletic performance.  Isometric Training Isometric training exercises are unique for several reasons.  First, they are… read more

plyometric training
What is Plyometrics Training

The 3 Types of Muscle Contractions Concentric, Eccentric, and Isometric Your speed training program will deliver your best sports performance when you train your muscles with all three! Part 3 of 4 – Plyometrics Part  1 – Muscle Contraction Types Part  2 – Weight Lifting Part  3 – Plyometrics  Part  4 – Isometrics In this section, I am discussing several different types of plyometic exercises and define which types of muscle contractions are involved in the exercise and why that exercise is important to overall athletic performance. Plyometric Training Most people use plyometrics training because they involve what is termed… read more

weight training
Muscle Contraction Types – Part 2

 The 3 Types of Muscle Contractions Concentric, Eccentric, and Isometric Your speed training program will deliver your best sports performance when you train your muscles with all three! Part 2 of 4 – Weight Lifting Part  1 – Muscle Contraction Types Part  2 – Weight Lifting Part  3 – Plyometrics  Part  4 – Isometrics   This section describes several different types of weight lifting exercises and defines which types of muscle contractions are involved in the exercise, and explains why that exercise is important to overall athletic performance. Weight Lifting Weight lifting, otherwise known as strength training, forms the foundation… read more

Muscle contraction types
Muscle Contraction Types – Part 1

The 3 Types of Muscle Contractions Concentric, Eccentric, and Isometric Your speed training program will deliver your best sports performance when you train your muscles with all three! Part 1 of 4 Part  1 – Muscle Contraction Types Part  2 – Weight Lifting Part  3 – Plyometrics  Part  4 – Isometrics Weight training, plyo training and cardio training, as effective as they are, only incorporate concentric and eccentric muscle contractions and therefore, if that is the extent of your speed training, you will be missing out on the third key ingredient in sports training, known as isometric contractions. Sports skills… read more

Golf swing speed muscles
What are the Golf Swing Muscles

Hit longer drives with Golf Swing Muscle Training Understanding and strengthening the muscles used in the golf swing will help perfect your golf swing and lower your score – And so much the better if you can do those golf exercises at home!   You may not know the muscles’ names; but, you can begin to appreciate how perfectly the human body was designed. And, if you really apply yourself and do the proper research, it isn’t long before you arrive at an entire list of muscles that need the proper training and conditioning that go into the perfection of… read more

Best exercise resistance bands
Best Resistance Bands for Speed Training Workouts

Attention: Athletes using resistance band workouts ……… Not all resistance bands are created equal There are many different companies that make exercise resistance bands and you may have seen them in a catalog or at a local gym. Some companies even make resistance tubing (not bands) that handles. But, not all exercise bands provide the type of resistance you need when performing the speed training exercises described in the programs offered by AthleticQuickness.com. Which bands are the best exercise resistance bands for speed training and why? Some exercise bands are too weak regardless of what level or resistance you use… read more

Increase running vertical jump
How to Increase Running Vertical Jump

How to add a few more inches to your running vertical jump in less than two weeks Train your hip flexors for just 3 minutes a day and watch your leaping ability soar! Hey, basketball players, does your vertical jump coach have you training your “Pectineus” muscles? or “Sartorius” muscles?  SAY WHAT?  Why do I need to train these muscles? I didn’t know they even existed! Read carefully. If you want to increase vertical jump height as much as possible and increase running speed as much as you can, then you need to read this article. Two Most Important Muscles… read more

fast twitch muscle fibers
How to Condition Fast Twitch Muscle Fibers

Speed Training from AthleticQuickness.com ….. What is the Speed Training Secret to Condition Fast Twitch Muscle Fibers for Quick and Powerful Contractions?   Targeting Your Fast Twitch Muscle Fibers Properly Is Key To Speed and Quickness The key to the effectiveness of these programs is their ability to isolate and strengthen very quickly and easily the specific muscle groups and the fast twitch muscle fiber types that are responsible for quick and powerful reactions. The AthleticQuickness exercise programs are ‘pure’ speed training programs, because unlike others, these programs do not mix endurance training with speed training.  They have one objective only, and that is to condition… read more

fast and slow twitch muscle fibers
What are Fast Twitch and Slow Twitch Fibers

Fast Twitch and Slow Twitch Fibers   Part 1: Muscle Tissue and Contractions Part 2: Types of Muscles Part 3: Fast Twitch and Slow Twitch Muscles Part 4: Physiological Effects of Strenuous Exercise                 Skeletal muscle consists of two main fiber types: Type I fibers and Type II fibers. The Type II fibers are further subdivided into two groups: 1) Type IIa and 2) Type IIb Type I, Slow twitch Fibers. They are called slow twitch fibers because when compared to the Type II fibers, they are slower to contract. Some studies suggest that their contraction rate is two to… read more

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