8 10, 2010

Texas State Champ Wrestling Training in Houston

What do you do when you are runner up in state one year, state champ the next?  You look to become even better and become one of the best in the nation!! Texas State Champ Wrestler Jake Ekster trained all over Houston looking for a program that was going to make him better.  After his first session at Genesis he realized that this is where he needed to be to become the best. Check out this video of one of Jake's first training days at the facility. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iluG7qucrug Are you a serious athlete looking to dominate your competition?  Contact us today to schedule your FREE Consultation & Trial so you can see what it takes to become the best - (832) 380-5436 - SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY & SPOTS ARE LIMITED!! (832) 380-5436 DC

24 08, 2010

Advanced Plyometric Jump Training

Check out the video below for a great plyo exercise that not only works single leg power, but also lateral quickness, and proper landing technique. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2vyjtKZbkk Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. D

19 08, 2010

Baseball Training Houston, TX & Shoulder Strength

One of the most important things in baseball is having healthy, strong, and stable shoulders.  One of the best ways to accomplish this is by forcing a baseball player to move their entire body through their arms.  One of the many variations that accomplish this task is the basic shoulder walk seen in the video below. You want to keep the arms locked, reach out your hand, and pull yourself forward using your shoulders.  This is not a bear crawl or other form of animal walk so your hands will not ever come up off the ground.  Instead it is more of a scooting and pulling motion to move the body. Check out the video and let me know what you think. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuTm2pMvqVc D

6 07, 2010

Slosh Pipe Baseball Training – Houston, TX

Take a look at a few of the pictures below to see some of the Cy-Falls Baseball Players utilizing a slosh pipe to strengthen not just their legs but their arms, shoulders, and entire core. A slosh pipe is basically a 9 or 10 foot PVC pipe filled 2/3 of the way with water and only weighs 30-40 lbs, but makes any exercise harder as athletes now have to stabilize their entire body to keep the pipe balanced while still performing the exercise. Holding a slosh pipe in a Zercher postion (as  seen in the picture), or an even bigger challenge overhead, turns any exercise into a full body exercise forcing the arms, shoulders, core, upper back and lower back to resist tipping while the water shifts while trying to produce power into the ground off a single leg (especially during lunges). They can be used instead of barbells or dumbbells for nearly any exercise and by swapping them out you will achieve a different type of strength that works in any situation. Give a slosh pipe a try if you really want to add another dimension to your sports training and let me know how it goes. D

24 06, 2010

Baseball Muscle

Next time you watch a professional baseball game have a look at the physiques of the players. Take special note of how muscular and strong nearly every single one of them appears. That’s because they are. Compare this to the physiques of players in high school and college. You’ll notice a similar trend: those in the greatest shape (strongest) are the ones that make All-Star games and get drafted. Being muscular and bigger makes you a better baseball player. So if that is the case, then why are most high school baseball players 150lbs dripping wet with zero muscle?  Likely somewhere in their lifetime they have been told that they don’t want to build too much muscle because it will affect their swings and/or their throwing. They’ve been taught by “traditional” coaches that baseball is a game of speed, grace, and especially hand-eye coordination, and performing only exercises training these traits should be used. It was assumed that traditional strength training would somehow interfere with those coveted traits. Unfortunately this could not be further from the truth. Not having any muscle at all and worrying only about “baseball skills” falls on the total opposite end of the spectrum.  If baseball is all about how far you can hit a ball and how hard you can throw one, then wouldn’t power and strength be a big component to the baseball player?  For the high school baseball athlete, this seems to be totally forgotten. This affects not only the player’s game, but their overall health as well. If you don’t have the muscle strength to continually throw a ball as hard as you possibly can, but still attempt to (like 99% of pitchers at the high school [...]