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03
08
2016

Weighted Baseballs, Safety, and Consequences

The larger and larger support that weighted baseball training is gaining not only on the Internet but in professional baseball is something that I could not have predicted years ago when I started this journey. That being said, there are serious risks when training with weighted implements, and Mike...

08
17
2012

Odds and Ends, Updates, and Stuff to Read (8/17/2012)

This summer’s been a packed one for me – I’ve had a ton of work to tackle, lots of athletes in-and-out of the facility, and lots of Remote Consultation programs to stay on top of. Here’s some quick updates in list form: Joe Marsh (77 MPH to 90 MPH in five months) finished up...

06
24
2011

Things to Read: 6/24/2011

Some notable links from the web: Are Deadlifts Enough to Correct Bad Posture? Eric Cressey goes into detail on why the toughest barbell lift out there is one of the best. (Weird relationship, eh?) You Fail Because You Don’t Practice (Or Know How to Practice). A favorite post of mine that gets...

06
08
2011

Book Review: The Physics of Pitching

Recently, while reading various blog articles on baseball books, I was made aware of a book called The Physics of Pitching. My initial reaction was of excitement, since the Physics of Baseball is a timeless classic by Robert K. Adair that I cannot recommend highly enough (and at $9 on Amazon, you ha...

04
05
2011

Stuff to Read: 4/5/2011 (Tim Collins)

Eric Cressey posted about Tim Collins over at his site, and you simply must read about his journey to the big leagues. He talks at length about Tim’s dedication to training, what he looked like when he came in (scrawny and unathletic), and how he got to where he is today (a fireballing lefty i...

03
28
2011

Lack of Fitness: In-Season Programming Gone Wrong

In-season programming for baseball athletes is a tricky subject. Eric Cressey has written a lot about the subject as of late, and I highly recommend you check it out. But I wanted to tackle some of the specific cases we’ve seen in our facility lately, and show how in-season programming can be...

03
23
2011

Stuff to Read, 3/23/11

Pretty busy with my biomechanics research, lab development, and training, so I’m light on content. Here’s some links to tide you over for the time being! The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First is an excellent Moneyball-like book on...

11
03
2010

Link: The Truth About "Quick Feet"

Eric Cressey linked a great Q&A newsletter from Mike Boyle about agility training and quick feet. I don’t want to plagiarize it all, but this part is absolutely worth quoting: The best solution to slow feet is to get stronger legs. Feet don’t matter. Legs matter. Think about it this way: I...

10
11
2010

Back Squat vs. Front Squat for Baseball Pitchers

Every good baseball training program is going to have a significant strength training component to it, particularly in the off-season. And that strength training program better include some variation of squats – otherwise it’s completely useless. There aren’t a lot of absolutes whe...