An Open Letter to the Undrafted, Programming Considerations: Training Volume, and Finding Your Setup for Deadlifts

Catch up on all my latest content and articles to read from around the web. This week’s Stuff You Should Read comes from Danny Amendola, Tony Gentilcore, and Charlie Weingroff.


My Latest Article

The Effect of 6-Week Weighted Ball Training Program on Baseball Pitchers

The Effect of a 6-Week Weighted Ball Training Program on Baseball Pitchers

I’m very proud to say that our first research project on the effect of baseball pitchers training with weighted balls has finally been published!  Big thanks for my coauthors Lenny Macrina, Dr. Glenn Fleisig, Kyle Aune, and Dr. James Andrews.

By now, many people have seen the results of the study.  I’ve presented the data at APTA, ASMI, PBATS, Sabermetrics Seminar, and many more as we went through the publication process.  We felt this study was very important for the game of baseball as we have seen such a large growth of interest in weighted ball programs, without a complete understand of what happens to the body.

I believe we have found the mechanism behind why throwing weighted balls enhances velocity.  It’s not a change in biomechanics, arm speed, or strength.  It’s a gain in layback.  This likely also explains why these programs are more stressful and show higher injury rates.  I’ve written a summary in this article, but I urge you to read the full study for all the details.

My Latest Inner Circle Update

How to Diagnose and Treat Hamstring Strains

The latest Inner Circle webinar recording on How to Diagnose and Treat Hamstring Strains is now available.

This Week’s #AskMikeReinold Podcast

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What Are Some of Our Favorite Journals, Websites, and Articles to Continue Learning

On this episode of the #AskMikeReinold show we talk about how we stay current and what websites, social media platforms, journals, and con. ed. courses that we’d recommend.

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This Week’s Stuff You Should Read From Around the Web


An Open Letter to the Undrafted

Last week I mentioned a great article from Inc. Magazine that summarized the original article by Danny Amendola.  Here’s the original article, which has some amazing words for all athletes.

Programming Considerations: Training Volume

The hot topic of training volume gets covered by Tony Gentilcore.

Finding Your Setup for Deadlifts

Charlie Weingroff wants to help you find your setup for deadlifts.


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