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08
2012

Overuse is Not the Problem: Undertraining is the Devil

I’ve been trying to put this article into words for the better part of a year and debated completely shelving it, because frankly, it’s extremely controversial and not accepted by most of the people who train baseball players. However, I am not going to stay silent on the issue any longe...

03
22
2012

Young Arms and Curveballs: The Real Story Behind it All

Two weeks ago, the NY Times published an article titled Young Arms and Curveballs: A Scientific Twist. In the article, Bill Pennington interviewed various experts in the field of youth baseball pitching and got mixed answers. Dr. Fleisig of ASMI said his research can’t prove that curveballs ar...

01
05
2012

Biomechanics Explained: The Difficulty of Measurement

I wrote this for some friends of mine who had questions about biomechanics, and figured I’d share it here. ——- I’ll start with an introduction to what it is I’m studying. Biomechanics is nothing more than the description of mechanics (using the physics definition) as ap...

06
15
2011

The Limitations of Two-Dimensional Kinematic Analysis

A clip on YouTube that has gotten a fair amount of press is this SOMAX Sports clip of Tim Lincecum. There are a lot of assumptions that are made in this video with regard to training and flexibility that I’m not going to get into at this time, but I would like to address this very obviously wr...

09
21
2010

Stuff to Read: 9/21/10

Here’s some links worth checking out – including some old content on this blog: When Did “Just Rest” Become a Viable Recommendation? – A great short read about how simply resting is terrible advice given to either overtrained or injured athletes. Elbow Injuries and What...