Villanova, MLB Team Eye Virtual Reality Training for Batters and Catchers


November 8, 2018

Villanova, MLB Team Eye Virtual Reality Training for Batters and Catchers

Imagine you’re at home plate, your bat lifted behind your shoulder. You eye the pitcher as he sets up, carefully paying attention to not just the sights that play into the timing of your swing, but the sounds, too. Researchers at Villanova believe those audiovisual cues will set apart the next generation of players.

The secrets of endurance athletes

This story is an adaptation of What are the limits of human endurance? , an episode of CrowdScience presented by Marnie Chesterton and produced by Cathy Edwards. To listen to more episodes of CrowdScience from the BBC World Service, please click here .

How Poor Core Strength Can Sabotage a Pitcher’s Entire Delivery

Pitchers need core strength. Why? Because poor core strength can set off a series of chain reactions throughout your body that results in a weak, inefficient delivery. Anterior core strength (meaning the strength of the core muscles on the front of our body) is key for achieving the proper amount of lumbar extension, which in turn affects the position of the trunk/thorax (rib cage).

Digging into Elite Sprint Kinetics and Training with JB Morin – SimpliFaster

Athletes are often strong, but not correspondingly fast. The nature and application of sprint forces are key factors in creating better training programs. JB Morin shares his take on vertical and horizontal sprint forces, their direction of application, testing and assessing these ideals, and correcting deficits in force application.

Variation in Body Center of Mass During Freestyle

Body position is deemed an important variable for swimming success. However, body position is typically regarded as a static position in freestyle, despite noticeable undulation during the swims of many elite middle-distance swimmers. Perhaps more importantly, external work depends on changes in the position and velocity of the center of mass (CM), which is typically expressed as the intracycle velocity variation (IVV).

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