Today, I’m going to share with you a small excerpt from my upcoming program titled, “Teaching Pitchers To Teach Themeselves”.
I’m sure most of you have used the term development before, right?
Most of the scientific community classifies development occurring in three stages.
Do you know them? Better yet, do you realize how important it is that you do know them?
If you didn’t, you will soon. I’m also going to share with you 21 tips to help you speed up the process.
I can’t wait to hear what you have to say about this one, should get exciting. [click to continue…]
Programming for elite athletes is one of the things that I enjoy the most about my job.
Each athlete has specific strengths and weaknesses that need to be addressed, as well as special considerations that must be taken into account.
When a lot of coaches and parents talk about training for baseball, I hear two common themes.
- One is the idea that baseball players should avoid training for strength and power, as it will make them “bulky and tight”. While I agree that players should avoid bodybuilding templates, almost all baseball players will benefit from becoming a stronger and more explosive athlete.
- The other approach we consistently see when people talk about training for baseball is the difference between pitchers and position players. It is true that these two groups should have different approaches, as their sport specific movements often put different demands on the body.
Pitchers have shoulder complications that must be accounted for that we don’t see quite as often in a position player.
Furthermore, in my experience, position players have a much higher risk of injury to the lower body that also must be accounted for. [click to continue…]