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15
2018

The Pitfalls of 2D “Biomechanical” Analysis

Everyone wants to do what they can to prevent baseball injuries. With the increase in different technologies (wearable technology and high-speed cameras) and decreases in prices, there has been a shift in what coaches and players can do to examine their performances. Of course, as helpful as this te...

03
31
2015

Rehabilitating Tommy John Surgeries – Non-Standard Cases

Most cases of ulnar collateral ligament replacement (UCLr, or “Tommy John” surgery) follow a fairly standard throwing program and rehabilitation program. A sample throwing program once cleared to throw looks something like this: However, not all athletes respond to such a conservative pr...

03
14
2014

How to Protect Your Curveball

I was recently in Spring Training with the MLB team I consult with, watching a few pitchers throw, when a Pitching Coordinator came over and remarked to another pitching coach that pitchers need to throw high fastballs to protect their curveball. I asked the coordinator to expand on his statement, a...

08
16
2013

Disconnected Pitching Mechanics – A Good Thing?

With the proliferation of tools like the our PlyoCare balls (a daily training tool for us) and the writings of Paul Nyman’s PCR methods (Posture-Connection-Rotation), it’s also been widely accepted that a disconnected delivery is a bad thing–and the rise of “Connection Balls...

10
07
2010

Pitching Mechanics: "What's the One Thing I Need To Do To Throw Harder?"

I get this question all the time – just like Matt Antonelli does (2b for the San Diego Padres). I made a bunch of videos last night (you can check them out at our YouTube channel page), including a video response to this question. While there’s not “one thing” that is going t...

09
29
2010

Matt Antonelli: There's No Magic Potion

Matt Antonelli, second baseman for the San Diego Padres currently rehabbing his broken wrist, has been doing some video blogs on YouTube. Most aren’t about baseball, but his latest one resonated with me very well. He talks about the “one thing” that people are asking about that mak...

08
27
2010

Link: Absolute Strength vs. Absolute Speed

Eric Cressey made a great post with a video over on his blog talking about Absolute Strength vs. Absolute Speed and when/where you train athletes on that continuum. Check out the video below:

05
06
2010

Video: How to Shoulder Rehab

Here’s an oldie but a goodie: Diesel Crew’s “How to Shoulder Rehab” video series. We use a lot of the same exercises that Diesel Crew does, and we’ll be shooting a ton of video when we finally move into the NSBA facility (tentatively this weekend). Until then, enjoy thi...