KST System

What Research Shows

Protect the shoulder by training the entire kinetic chain

Do you want to fully protect your shoulder?

Then your shoulder training must duplicate the way you move in your sport.

The Problem

Arm Injuries

Overhead sport athletes (e.g. baseball, softball, volleyball, tennis, swimming) are highly vulnerable to arm injuries that:

  • occur in all overhead sports regardless of age and gender
  • result in a significant loss of practice and playing time
  • negatively impact game performance

The Cause

Extreme Stresses

Most arm injuries are related to extreme stresses (created by overhead motions) that push the musculoskeletal system beyond its physical limits and are known to:

  • cause damage to the shoulder and elbow
  • get amplified by poor mechanics
  • increase with the onset of fatigue

The Solution

Movement Efficiency

Efficient movements require a synchronized chain reaction that precisely coordinates the amount, duration, timing, and sequencing of muscular forces which:

  • optimizes the use of muscular forces
  • reduces the effort needed to execute movement
  • minimizes stresses throughout the entire body, particularly the shoulder and elbow

The Proof

The Chain Reaction

Overhead sport athletes who have an efficient chain reaction:

  • use less muscular effort to execute movements
  • create less stress on the shoulder and elbow
  • achieve faster arm speeds
  • experience fewer injuries

The Strategy

Building The Chain Reaction

The neuromuscular coordination that produces efficient movement – the chain reaction – must be learned and practiced so that it becomes automatic. To facilitate this process, you must:

  • use exercises that simulate actual overhead sport motions (Specificity of Training Principle)
  • practice these motions in ways that duplicate game-like conditions (Transfer of Learning Principle)

The KST System

A systematic shoulder program for overhead athletes

All overhead sport athletes (e.g. baseball, softball, volleyball, tennis, swimming) are highly vulnerable to arm injuries, especially to the shoulder and elbow. Many of these injuries can be prevented if athletes develop an efficient overhead sport motion. Efficient motions are controlled by a synchronized chain reaction that reduces the physical stresses known to damage the shoulder and elbow.

The Chain Reaction

Research proves movement efficiency – the chain reaction – is the cornerstone for optimal shoulder health and performance. KST System is an integrated series of programs – scientifically based and field-tested – that develops, reinforces, and maintains the neuromuscular coordination (synchronized chain reaction). KST programs use 3D rotational movements that simulate the biomechanics of overhead sport motions. To bridge the gap between training (practice) and performance (game), KST uses movement sequences and teaching methods that allow you train the way you play.

KST Programs
  • Activation
  • Mobility
  • Stability
  • Endurance
  • Recovery

Movement Efficiency

Research proves movement efficiency is the cornerstone for optimal shoulder health and performance. KST System is an integrated series of programs – scientifically based and field-tested – that develops, reinforces, and maintains the neuromuscular coordination which is the foundation for efficient movement. KST programs use 3D rotational movements that simulate the biomechanics of overhead sport motions. To bridge the gap between training (practice) and performance (game), KST uses movement sequences and teaching methods that allow you train the way you play.

Why Choose KST?

It is the most functional shoulder program out there

Functional Advantages

Enhances Movement Efficiency

by developing the neuromuscular coordination essential to build an efficient chain reaction

Reduces The Risk For Injury

by decreasing the physical stresses known to cause arm injuries

Delays The Onset Of Fatigue

by reducing the muscular effort needed to produce and control overhead motions

Reinforces The Correct Biomechanics

by using 3D rotational movements that simulate overhead sport motions

Maximizes Transfer To The Game

by creating learning conditions that allow you to train the way you play

Practical Advantages

Easy To Learn

movement sequences that show you what to do and terminology that tells you how to do it

Easy To Teach

methods that ensure successful implementation by any coach or sports medicine professional

Time Efficient

by simultaneously developing total body neuromuscular coordination, stability, mobility, strength, and flexibility

Adaptable

to be incorporated into any existing shoulder health or strength and conditioning program

Cost Effective

because the Katalyst Bat™ is the only equipment you need for KST programs

The Katalyst Bat™

The only equipment you will need for KST

Why the Katalyst Bat™?

To fully protect the shoulder, the muscles in your body must activate at the appropriate times, creating a chain reaction. The Katalyst Bat™ has been carefully designed to the exact specifications to allow for this to happen. Meaning this bat is crucial for you to maximize the results of your training. Understanding when to engage and disengage your body will make you more explosive and fully protect your shoulder.

1)  A critical element in building an efficient overhead motion (the synchronized chain reaction) is learning to take advantage of the muscular forces generated by your lower body (feet, legs, and hips). Simply stated, your goal is to maximize the transfer of these lower body forces upward into the arm (Transfer of Energy Principle). The Katalyst Bat™ has been purposely designed to facilitate your ability to take advantage of this all important transfer of energy.

2)  Using the The Katalyst Bat™ will help to train and reinforce the correct mechanics of the overhead motion as you perform our 3D rotational movements. This, too, reduces the damaging stresses at the shoulder and elbow.

3)  The Katalyst Bat™ also aids you in performing many of the most important KST movements.

Additional Benefits to The Katalyst Bat™

The great thing about the Katalyst Bat™ is it was designed to be the only equipment you need for KST programs. The even better thing about it is it can also be used in some other aspects that are important to training.

Soft Tissue

It can be used in the same way a massage stick or foam roll is used to release muscle tightness and knots.

One-Handed Hitting

Baseball and softball players are able to use the Katalyst Bat™ for one-handed hitting drills. This extremely durable bat allows players to work on proper contact point, train proper hand path, and overcome hand dominance in their swings. The Katalyst Bat™ also reinforces better strike zone discipline because it prevents players from successfully hitting balls outside of their ‘power’ zone. Shoulder, elbow, and wrist injury risk is reduced because of the ideal length and weight for one handed use.

The Katalyst Bat™ was designed purposefully to allow you to perform KST movements safely. Please DO NOT attempt KST programs using any other equipment.