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How to Develop Elite Pitching Performance
Baseball
Mike Reinold

3 Things Baseball Players Need to Develop Elite Pitching Performance

To truly understand how to best train youth baseball pitchers, we must understand 3 things: 1) What do elite level baseball pitching mechanics look like? 2) What are the mechanical faults most common in youth baseball pitchers? And 3) How does youth pitching mechanics change as they age? In this article, we’ll discuss these differences and how to train baseball pitchers to develop elite performance.

The Science of Weighted Baseball Training Programs
Baseball
Mike Reinold

The Science of Weighted Baseball Training Programs

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. We still do not understand so much about these programs. We’ve recently finished a huge 2-year research study on the safety and effectiveness of weighted baseball training programs.

3 Popular Exercises I Am No Longer Using
Injury Treatment
Mike Reinold

3 Popular Exercises I Am No Longer Using

Just because an exercise is popular, doesn’t mean it’s a good option for everyone. I wanted to share 3 more exercises that I am not going to use anymore. These are pretty popular exercises, so I expect many to disagree with me. I actually have no problem with you using these exercises, I just wanted to share some reasons why I have started to critically assess the value of them, and have considered not performing them anymore.

5 Ways to Get More Out of Self Myofascial Release
Enhance Performance
Mike Reinold

5 Ways to Get More Out of Self Myofascial Release

Foam rollers are great. But it’s not always just about WHAT you are using to roll out, it’s also about HOW you are performing self myofascial release that is important. If you combine some of our basic understanding of functional anatomy with our understanding of movement, we can really enhance how you perform self myofascial release to get even better results.

Optimize Movement
Mike Reinold

The Kettlebell March Drill for Functional Core Stability

Carries do a great job of developing functional core stability by adding an offset weight to the center of rotation of the body. Often times, clients with poor core strength or control will compensate during the carry. In today’s video post, Kiefer Lammi shows how we have started to modify the carry in these individuals by adding a march.

How to Choose Which Medicine Ball to Use
Enhance Performance
Mike Reinold

How to Choose the Right Medicine Ball

Medicine balls are commonly used for plyometric and power development drills. The two most common types of medicine balls can be categorized by how well they bounce, high bounce or low bounce. There’s a time and need for both, but choosing the right medicine ball can easily make or break the effectiveness of the exercise.