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09
28
2014

Post-Activation Potentiation with Weighted Baseballs

Post-Activation Potentiation (PAP) is a controversial topic in exercise science, with research pointing in favor and against it working. PAP is not easy to describe, but the simplest way to put it is to think about testing your 60-yd dash time shortly after squatting 3-5 reps of heavy weight. The id...

04
29
2014

Driveline PlyoCare Balls Launched!

Our line of plyometric mini-medicine balls have been undergoing months of testing after a long period of designing/developing, and we’re happy to finally release the Driveline PlyoCare Balls to the public! Full set of PlyoCare balls includes: –Black: 2000g (4.4 lb) –Green: 1000g (2...

02
04
2013

Weighted Balls, Supplements, and Other Facility News (2-4-2013)

The last two weeks have been somewhat of a lost period for us at Driveline Baseball and RIPS Baseball, as flu-like illnesses are sweeping through the Pacific Northwest. I’ve had a particularly bad reaction to a bug, coming down with severe bronchitis and flu-like symptoms for over 9 days. My s...

06
01
2011

3 Great Ways to Increase Shoulder Strength and Flexibility

Shoulder integrity is vitally important for baseball pitchers and batters alike. Sadly, as Eric Cressey pointed out, there’s plenty of athletes out there doing some terrible stretches for their shoulders with the idea that the looser their arms get, the better. We would never advocate the abov...

01
21
2011

Velocity Program: Throwing-Related Work

(This is the first in a series of posts detailing the Velocity Program at Driveline Baseball.) Velocity. All pitchers want more of it and are willing to buy all sorts of things to get it – books, pitching lessons, gadgets, and even these clearly stupid “titanium energy” bracelets:...

04
06
2010

Pitching Decelerator Exercises

A lot of pitchers prioritize rotator cuff strength to help prevent injury and improve performance on the mound. Probably the most common program for this goal is ASMI’s Thrower’s Ten. Thrower’s Ten involves a lot of basic resistance band work and light dumbbell work in order to str...

02
08
2010

Proper Warmups For Weight Training

Our baseball athletes undergo a rigorous offseason workout schedule that incorporates a ton of heavy weight lifting – mostly done with barbells, but we use dumbbells for single-arm exercises (rows) and pressing (bench press with the neutral grip and the occasional push press) as well. Most of...