Volleyball tips: Improve your posture, Improve your level of play

January 31, 2011

From our friends at Crossover Symmetry, here’s a very quick primer on posture and the role it plays in athletic performance.

The things we do in our modern-day lifestyles — whether it’s hunching over our desks at work or slouching on the sofa in front of the TV — can lead to poor shoulder posture. We roll our shoulders forward, and that can lead to problems down the road in sports.

That’s true in volleyball, where shoulder and upper back strength are important.

Counterbalance forward posture
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Poor posture equals poor mechanics. For players in the front row, you’ll struggle to set and you won’t be able to get the most power possible out of your attacks. At worst, you can injure your shoulders.

So how do you avoid it?

Perform regular stretches and exercises to counterbalance your forward posture.

The primer includes a few examples to help. Those stretches and exercises keep the muscles in your shoulder girdle strong and tension-free, which will keep your shoulders in prime condition.

Related: Keep your shoulders in top condition with a pair of Crossover Symmetry Cross Cords.
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Take aim with Tachikara’s The Setter Heavyweight Training Volleyball

January 20, 2011

Tachikara's The Setter Heavyweight Training Volleyball

Tachikara’s The Setter Heavyweight Training Volleyball is designed to help setters build hand and finger strength.

It’s the same size as a regulation volleyball, but this training volleyball is 75% heavier to help build strength through repetition. The bold scarlet stripe running down the center of the ball helps players identify the rotation of the ball.

Get it for $39.99 at Volleyball America.

Related: Shop our selection of volleyball training equipment.

Day 8: Get a Tachikara The Setter Heavyweight Training Volleyball for $34.99

December 19, 2010

It’s time to celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas. From now through December 23, we’ll be offering a special deal on one product every day.

Today only, you can get a Tachikara The Setter Heavyweight Training Volleyball for just $34.99. These volleyball training aids usually retail for $39.99.

Tachikara The Setter Heavyweight Training VolleyballTachikara’s The Setter Heavyweight Training Volleyball is designed to help setters build hand and finger strength.

It’s the same size as a regulation volleyball, but this training volleyball is 75% heavier to help build strength through repetition.

The bold scarlet stripe running down the center of the ball helps players identify the rotation of the ball.

Get it for $34.99, today only, at Volleyball America.

Check back tomorrow to see the next deal in the 12 Days of Christmas!


Set your sights on Tachikara’s The Setter Heavyweight Training Volleyball

October 21, 2010

Tachikara's The Setter Heavyweight Training Volleyball

Tachikara’s The Setter Heavyweight Training Volleyball is designed to help setters build hand and finger strength.

It’s the same size as a regulation volleyball, but this training volleyball is 75% heavier to help build strength through repetition. The bold scarlet stripe running down the center of the ball helps players identify the rotation of the ball.

Get it for $49.99 at Volleyball America.

Related: Shop our selection of volleyball training equipment.