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27
2016

Does Arm Speed in Pitchers Matter?

A common criticism of training using overload/underload implements is that training using weighted balls only trains arm speed, and that such a training method either: Increases the chance of an arm-related injury Doesn’t improve velocity as arm speed is similar across all ages despite differi...

10
13
2016

Coaching Hitting Mechanics

    We get asked often, “How do you guys teach hitting mechanics?” “What movement patterns do you teach?” “What’s your philosophy?” Well, our approach is different, I suppose, but likely much simpler than you’d expect. I’ll open with this: what we don’t...

01
31
2016

Demonizing Weighted Balls – A Review of Criticisms

A common line of argument against training with weighted balls goes something like this: “Weighted balls only train the arm. Good pitching training trains the athlete to use the whole body to accelerate the arm to the target, minimizing injury risk.” This line of thinking makes some fundamental assu...