Work Out Like a Pro
Our team doctors are responsible for keeping the world's best athletes in the game, and in top shape. Whether you're a gym rat, a rec league all-star, or a parent just trying to keep up with your kids, we'll give you all the information you need to be at your best. From stretching to cardio to strength training-we'll unlock the secrets of the pros for you to use and share.
The Rice Bucket Workout Can Build Your Power at the Plate
It's the final game of the World Series, bottom of the ninth. You step up to the plate with your team down by three runs and the bases loaded. This is where champions are made -- or at least that's how the old saying goes. But if you ask any pro, true champions are built in the offseason.
Agility Ladder Drills Help You React Like a Pro Infielder
In an important playoff game, the Oakland Athletics trail the New York Yankees, 1-0, but in the bottom of the seventh, the A's looked like they had all the momentum after a hit was launched to right field -- but then, it happened. It, of course, is now etched in baseball lore as "the flip," a clever throw that prevented an almost certain game-tying run.
Warm-Up Exercises - Butt Kicks and Knee Highs
It wasn't that long ago that extensive static stretching -- where you hold a stretch without moving -- before a workout was considered a smart thing to do. It was the best way to avoid injury, so we thought. But recent studies have changed the way we prepare for workouts. Too much pre-workout static stretching has the same effect as continually stretching a rubber band. Your muscles lose the tension and snapback needed for twitchy, explosive movements like stealing a base or chasing a drive into the gap. What you gain in flexibility, you lose in power and response. And the most surprising findings from recent studies show that pre-workout static stretching doesn't necessarily help prevent injury.
Faster Out of the Gate: How to Improve Speed and Explosiveness
Usain Bolt is indisputably the fastest man in the world, holding records in both the 100-meter and the 200-meter dash. And while his explosiveness has never been in doubt, Bolt isn't known for his long-distance prowess. Why is that? How can a runner be so fast but not have great endurance?
How to Use Ice Wraps and Cold Compression for Recovery
Have you ever gotten home from a long run and felt a pain in your knee, or wound up with a stiff shoulder after tossing the ball around with your kids?