Monthly Archives: May 2009

May 29

My Review of Bikram Yoga

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

As previously mentioned, I spent a fairly good amount of time in the studio of Bikram Yoga Baltimore both before and after my elbow surgery.  Eddie and Emily, the owners, are wonderful people are were super supportive of me.  The other instructors as well were terrific and I felt at home there. Bikram Yoga makes a […]

May 27

Throwing Requires Hand Strength Pt. 1

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

In all of the baseball training manuals hand strengthening seems to be ignored.  Some of the games greatest hitters would always comment on how having strong hands made them good at their craft, but what about pitchers?  And what about that part of the body that actually delivers the baseball?  Sure, everyone knows a strong […]

May 16

Pain, Soreness and Fatigue

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

Everyone understands pain, soreness and fatigue on some level, because we’ve all had them.  Problem is, some people don’t quite know the difference between the three, and sometimes misrepresent the state of their bodies.  This is concerning because to continue exercising under certain conditions is dangerous, such as when pain or fatigue is present due […]

May 13

The Tommy John Surgery Experience Pt. 2

By Dan Blewett | Tommy John Surgery

For Today’s installment I want to discuss some of the non-protocol things I did to help my physical recovery.  But before I do, I have some words about MRIs…. …Standard MRIs are garbage.  When I felt my elbow go in the game, I was fairly sure that I was going to need surgery.  When I […]

May 08

Relax and throw that Gas

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

Ever heard someone say, “I just tensed up.”?  Chances are you have, within the context of that person explaining why he choked under pressure.  Tensing up is somewhat a figure of speech, but also a real occurrence.  Muscles contract in uncontrolled ways in response to fear, excitement, anger, etc.  Uncontrolled muscles are a bad thing […]

May 01

The Tommy John Surgery Experience Pt.1

By Dan Blewett | Tommy John Surgery

So I tore my UCL in the conference tournament last May.  I did not see it coming on that particular pitch, but I realized it probably was in my future.  My head athletic trainer had told me that it could go at any moment, seeing how I had partially torn it in both high school […]