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Keeping up with Baseball Research: 7/18/2018

Here's this latest edition of Keeping up with Baseball Research (7/18/2018). I've been spending a great deal of time looking into command, motor learning, and trying to build a model for how it all fits together. This is obviously a long term project, but something...

Questioning Conventional Practice for Pitchers

Pitchers at Practice   “If pitchers spent as much time practicing and performing joint mobility work as they do on PFP’s per week we’d see a significant difference in performance & injury reduction” This came up in a conversation with a few guys in ta...

Removing Movement Constraints During Throwing Work

Everyone has a movement ideal for which they are shooting for with their athletes. We have our own conceptions of what players look like currently and what we are ultimately trying to get them to look like. Our focus within our training sessions, usually, is to bridge...

Keeping Up With Baseball Research: 6/25/2018

In the past, I tried putting together a somewhat consistent research review on relevant baseball research... let's just say it didn't work. To fully break down (in depth) a research paper, it's methods, findings, and practical application, took far longer than I had...

Integrating Functional Range Conditioning into Baseball

    One of the most often questions that we get comes in the form of “how do you integrate Functional Range Conditioning with baseball?” Well, today we are going to address that question once and for all. Over the winter, you may have seen videos of MLB...

Progressing Pitchers Hip Mobility

  Sometimes the way in which we attempt to gain more range of motion or become more mobile gets tricky. We see videos online of people doing some pretty funky moves - doing the splits with kettle-bells or movement flows for their hips - and think to ourselves...

BBA Podcast – All Things Baseball

  A few weeks ago, Michael Zweifel, had me on his podcast along with Zach Dechant, the assistant director of strength & conditioning for Texas Christian University, to talk everything baseball related. We had a fantastic conversation on many different aspects...