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05
17
2010

Random Monday Thoughts

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Haven’t posted in awhile, so I figured I’d chime in with what’s new at Driveline Baseball:

  • We’re getting close to a prototype that attaches the Wii MotionPlus to the pitching wrist and can measure the rate of change (in degrees) of pronation/supination during the delivery

How cool is that? We’ve opened and tinkered with this simple module:

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Wii MotionPlus

And with some programming and some hacking, we’ll be able to measure one of the key mechanical factors in the baseball pitching delivery. I’m really stoked.

  • Moving into the facility has been slow going

We still don’t have all of our strength equipment at the NSBA facility yet, as we’re going through a long process in order to make sure all of our ducks are in a row.

  • We got our shipment of bands from EliteFTS

Our strength training programs incorporate a lot of speed/power/dynamic effort work taken directly from the guys at Westside Barbell and EliteFTS, so we’re happy to have gotten all of our bands to use for dynamic efforts. Here’s a sample picture (not of my gym) of a band-resisted squat setup:

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Band-Resisted Squat

We have a few guys trying to break through some plateaus with all the challenges of in-season training, and I know that bands and dynamic effort-based training will help them get there.

That’s all for now! There will be a lot of videos and multimedia stuff going on once we get moved into our facility.

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Weider Fitness

Wow that is fascinating about the Wii pitching! That would be infinitely useful for someone trying to have betting pitching form and technique. How much do you think emerging technologies like this will have an impact on the quality of sports players in the nation?

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