Monthly Archives: November 2009

Nov 27

An Open Letter to High School Varsity Pitchers

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

Dear High School Pitcher, It is time to make a decision. I know you want to play college baseball, and I know you dream of one day being a major leaguer.  Thing is, no matter how well you perform for your high school team, 80 mph pitchers don’t make it anywhere; Sorry to burst your […]

Nov 21

Do You Know Your Throwing Anatomy? Pt.1

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

A working knowledge of the anatomy of pitching and throwing is important for every player and coach to have.  The more informed you are about your body and how it works, the more you can control your training and adjust it to get maximum results.   Once a player realizes where he needs to be […]

Nov 21

Catcher Specific Conditioning

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

Here is a tough drill that I run with my baseball catchers.  Catchers are some of my favorite clients to develop programs and exercises for, because I can be creative and come up with some really functional strength and conditioning work. This video is of John Scott, a high school catcher of mine who really […]

Nov 17

Is Your Throwing Shoulder S.I.C.K?

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

S.I.C.K Scapula is an acronym for a pathological condition in which one shoulder blade sits lower than the other, resulting in an asymmetry that leads to a wealth of additional shoulder problems. I had movement assessments with 3 baseball player clients this week, and ALL of them had this and are in need of correction. […]

Nov 15

Anterior Core Contrast

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

Your anterior core is what we commonly think of when doing core training.  This is where the abs reside, and of course it is an extremely important part of the body. Two of my favorite core exercises are rollouts and medicine ball slams.  Both recruit the anterior core to a tremendous degree, and by performing […]

Nov 04

Post Workout Nutrition

By Dan Blewett | Nutrition

What do you take after you workout? Nothing? Water? Gatorade? The science out there says that during and after your workout you should have a drink with a 4:1 ratio of carbohydrate to protein.  I go with 80 grams of a Dextrose/Maltodextrin mix with a 20g scoop of whey protein, mixed in 24 oz of […]