Monthly Archives: February 2010

Feb 28

Spring Cleaning For Your Training Regimen

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

It’s cold and dreary here in Baltimore, but spring is on the way and just around the corner.  What does one usually do around April or May? Spring cleaning, of course! I’m messy, and disinterested in actually cleaning anything, but at this time, with the season on the horizon, it’s time to throw out the […]

Feb 15

Stand By Your Fish Oil

By Dan Blewett | Nutrition

Just wanted to share my misery before I left for a long day…I’ve been out of fish oil for 3 days, and my elbow now aches, and both my knees hurt as I walk up and down stairs.  Just 3 days ago I was pain free while taking 30-40 grams of fish oil a day. […]

Feb 12

Harp Seal Oil: The Cutest Source of Omega-3s

By Dan Blewett | Nutrition

I was shopping at my local asian supermarket when I stumbled across a bottle of curious capsules in the health supplements section.  On this bottle was a picture of a rather happy seal; contained in the bottle was 300 capsules worth of an assumedly unhappy seal’s oil. I was intrigued.  There was no price, so […]

Feb 11

Curveball Release Point Drill

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

This is a drill that I have been doing for about 9 years now.  I learned it from my friend Duane Rhine, who taught me the curveball that got me into college.  My hammer was the only reason my 78-81 arm ever saw the mound as a freshman, and this drill helps tremendously to get […]

Feb 09

Weighted Baseballs: To Throw or Not to Throw?

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

Weighted ball training is a hot topic of debate in the baseball world.  The manufacturers, many pitching coaches, performance coaches, and players all swear by them, claiming it’s a proven way to increase velocity.  Detractors pose that there is an increase injury risk associated with throwing weighted balls.  So, what are we to think?  In […]

Feb 04

What Do You Do To Keep Your Arm Feeling Good?

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

This is a topic on which I need you, my readers, to give me some feedback. Everyone has their own methods and little tricks to keep their arm fresh.  Some guys hurt more than others, but any high level baseball player finds a way to deal with pains, aches and soreness to make it to […]

Feb 02

Pitcher’s Deceleration Drill

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

This is a pretty neat drill that my friend Joe Cusimano showed me today. By grabbing the weighted ball (2lb) as your arm comes through in a pitching motion, you increase demand on your rotator cuff, thus strengthening the muscles that decelerate the arm through the zone.  If you aren’t familiar with said decelerators, read […]

Feb 01

Comparing Food Choices at Breakfast and Dinner

By Dan Blewett | Nutrition

Breakfast and dinner are, in my book, tied for second place as the most crucial meals of the day.  The first, of course, is the post-workout meal, which sets the stage for muscle recovery and growth.  Breakfast and dinner are a close second because they can make or break a diet.  So, let’s compare the […]