Offseason baseball strength and conditioning programs have evolved over the years. What used to be seen as a competitive advantage, baseball offseason training programs are now the norm. Instead of being seen as an advantage, it’s now common knowledge that … Read more >
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Weighted ball training programs have become a very popular tool for baseball players looking to improve their pitching velocity.
Unfortunately, the popularity of weighted baseball training has grown faster than our understanding of the science behind them.
Over the last … Read more >
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.… Read more >
Note from Mike: Today’s post is an excellent article from New York Yankees team physician, Dr. Chris Ahmad, and Frank Alexander, ATC. We know that Tommy John injuries continue to rise. Chris and Frank have written a new book to … Read more >
There is no magical answer to the question, “what are the best pitching mechanics?” Take a look around Major League Baseball and you’ll see an endless amount of mechanical variations.
There’s definitely not just one way to throw a baseball.… Read more >
Weighted baseball training programs to enhance pitching velocity are becoming more popular each year. However, there are so many questions regarding the proper use of weighted baseballs:
- Are weighted baseball training programs effective at improving pitching velocity?
- If so, why
Ah, the sleeper stretch. Pretty popular right now, huh, especially in baseball players? Seems like a ton of people are preaching the use of the sleeper stretch and why everyone needs to use it. It’s so popular now that physicians … Read more >
Sometimes you do something and don’t even realize what it means when you do it.
I’ve always been complimented by my athletes and patients about how I stretch their forearms. They tend to gravitate to me for a stretch. Perhaps … Read more >
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