KT Tape for Derek Jeter's Calf Injury?

The world is watching as Derek Jeter’s time on the DL comes to a close this week- will his calf injury be healed enough for him to return to play?  Having been sidelined for 15 days because of a Grade I Calf Strain, we’re hoping Jeter knows to use the KT Tape Calf Strain application to tape up his calf before hitting the field again this week! Are you training, playing with, or coaching your own team of future “Derek Jeter”s?  Here are a few simple exercises for getting you and your team quickly back into playing shape from Baseball Training Secrets, provided by Jon Doyle for Active.com: Every year coaches and athletes are faced with the same problem. For whatever reason (work, camp, pure laziness) athletes show up out of shape at the beginning of every season, especially after the summer. Here is the exact program I use to get athletes in shape FAST. It has a high carryover to sports and will not cause overuse injuries! The following four exercises are to be done in circuit fashion. Jumping Jacks I'm sure everyone knows how to do these. The biggest piece of advice is to make sure you are making wide arches with your arms and taking your hands from your sides and touch above your head. Shuffle Splits Stand with one foot 6-8 inches in front of other foot on balls of your feet. Simply shuffle back and forth switching places of feet. Be sure movement is generated from hips. Hands are on hips and posture is perfect with eyes looking forward. Burpees Start by jumping straight up with arms extended. Come down to a squat position, on your toes and hands on ground on front of feet. Then kick legs back into start of a pushup position. Now bring those legs back to the squat position and from there jump up again with arms extended overhead. That is one rep! Mountain Climbers Start in push-up position with arms straight. One knee is bent and up near elbow and one leg is outstretched. Alternate "climbing" legs back and forth with speed. Ensure feet and knees always point straight ahead. The idea is to do all four exercises for 30 seconds each. You're not trying to go very fast on these. You always want to be in a state where your focus is on breathing properly. You want to always keep your feet moving, but control your heart rate. That's important because when you're competing you want your heart rate to be as low as it possibly can. That's going to allow you not to get clouded in your decision-making… To read the entire article by Jon Doyle, visit Active.com. Looking for a way to keep your arm strong all season long? Active.com is also featuring a series of shoulder workouts from Todd Durkin of Fitness Quest 10 using the TRX that are ideal for keeping baseball players strong and flexible.  And don’t forget your KT Tape shoulder applications for injury prevention during these workouts!