Sport Psychology, Training

Baseball and Gaining the Off-Season Advantage

This article was originally posted on Rebel Performance.com The off-season can pass by in the blink of an eye.  Even though the cold and dark months between November and March remind you nothing of the game of baseball they are the most crucial for ensuring you’ll be at your best come opening day. What you do… Continue reading Baseball and Gaining the Off-Season Advantage

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How to Perform Deadbugs

How to Perform Deadbugs The deadbug is a core exercise that we often use at Capital District Sport and Fitness. Early on in a strength training program it's important to learn how to use your abs to prevent excessive extension, or arching, of your lower back. The deadbug is a great exercise because you're able… Continue reading How to Perform Deadbugs

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How to Perform Kneeling Adductor Dips

How to Perform Kneeling Adductor Dips The adductors work to both flex and extend the hip when sprinting and also play a major role in change of direction and lateral movement during sports. Because of this poor tissue quality or mobility of the adductors can play a role in groin strains. A good place to… Continue reading How to Perform Kneeling Adductor Dips

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When Should You Use Internal vs External Cueing

Whether you're a coach or exercising yourself understanding the difference between internal and external cueing is important for mastering technique, getting the most out of exercises, and not getting frustrated. In today's video Capital District Sport and Fitness coaches @mikesirani and @danielkjones talk about the difference between internal and external cueing, examples of both, and how to… Continue reading When Should You Use Internal vs External Cueing

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How to Improve Your Squat Descent

How fast should you lower down during your squats? 🏋️‍In today’s video CDSF coaches Mike Sirani and Dan Jones talk about how slowing down during the descent can be beneficial by: ✅ Setting Your Spine and Hips in an optimal position ✅ Keeping good tension in your legs and abs ✅ Preventing technique breakdown as you push out of the bottom position… Continue reading How to Improve Your Squat Descent

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How to Perform the Back to Wall Shoulder Flexion

In today’s video CDSF coaches Mike Sirani and Dan Jones go over the back to wall shoulder flexion. The back to Wall Shoulder Flexion is a warm-up exercise we use at CDSF to teach athletes and lifters good overhead shoulder motion without compensating through the lower back. If you’re an overhead athlete or train overhead with exercises like overhead… Continue reading How to Perform the Back to Wall Shoulder Flexion

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How to Perform Deep Squat Breathing with Lat Stretch

How to Perform Deep Squat Breathing with Lat Stretch In this video CDSF coaches @mikesirani and @danielkjones go over a common exercise we use @capitaldistrictsportandfitness for athletes and lifters who have a over extended posture to help the lats and back muscles relax. When performing remember to: ✅ Pull your butt to your heels ✅ Exhale all… Continue reading How to Perform Deep Squat Breathing with Lat Stretch