Monthly Archives: September 2009

Sep 30

Supplement Misuse and Nutritionism

By Dan Blewett | Nutrition

To supplement is to make stronger, or reinforce, by addition. I think the modern athlete, bodybuilder and dieter forget this. Often supplements are misused as “replacements.”  These come in the form of shakes to replace whole meals, powdered “superfoods” and “greens” to replace vegetables, multivitamins to replace vitamins and minerals, etc., etc. The supplement industry […]

Sep 29

What Are Your Off-season Goals?

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

This is the time of year in which it is time to turn one’s focus toward next spring, which means making goals and working toward becoming a better ballplayer. So set some goals.  If you don’t, it will be much harder to stay on track this winter as the weather turns sour, school starts to […]

Sep 26

Rock Rings – Strengthen Your Grip While You Chin

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

One of my favorite pieces of specialty equipment are my Metolius Rock Rings, which are a free-hanging climbing holds. These also happen to be a companion of one of my favorite exercises of late, the chin-up. The only thing I really dislike about chin-ups (aside from everyone in the gym doing them half-assed) is that they […]

Sep 21

Tommy John Throwing Program – Dr. Jordan

By Dan Blewett | Tommy John Surgery

One of my readers here wanted to share his throwing program with everyone.  It’s unique; I haven’t seen one like his and like I have said before, every player and doctor are different and it’s always interesting to see how the same surgery is handled in different ways.  He left this to me as a […]

Sep 09

To Throw Harder, Engage That Extra Gear

By Dan Blewett | Mental Training

Ever sprinted away from a stinging, furious, vindictive swarm of bees? If you have, (likely with wet pants) then you know that there is an extra gear deep down that kicks in when the adrenaline is pumping. This isn’t news; we have all experienced something like this in our lives, and as such we know […]