Monthly Archives: April 2010

Apr 30

The Summer Baseball Playing/Training Dilemma

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

I was recently asked by a player on my old college team what an appropriate lifting volume would be for the summer season. Good question! Let’s explore this answer a bit… Summer Demands The summer for a college baseball player is unlike the summer for most other college athletes; Instead of a nice break to […]

Apr 27

Relax More By Lowering Your Heart Rate

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

It’s that time of year when I’m increasing my conditioning to report for the season in top shape. Being in great cardiovascular shape has numerous benefits, but I’m going to share another one that you may not realize: the increased ability to relax.

Apr 22

Mental Approach on the Mound

By Dan Blewett | Mental Training

In this post I’ll outline my mental approach to pitching. I’m not going to get into pitching strategy (selection, location, situational stuff) too much, but rather, talk about the general mindset I take when I step onto the rubber. The most important strategy for me is to get cocky. I’m normally a pretty laid back […]

Apr 21

8 Ways to Quitter-Proof Your Workouts

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

Some workouts are hard, if not impossible, to complete without taking strides to keep ourselves motivated and on track. This is the very reason people hire personal trainers – to create additional accountability and ward off their inner-pussality. Yet, if you’re trying to get in shape, and really want to tackle some tough workouts, here […]

Apr 17

Reverse Forearm Bounce: Flaw or Necessity?

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

I was recently checking out some slow-mo clips of top-ranked college pitchers and I came across a video of this kid named Logan Verrett, now a sophomore at Baylor. At 6’2” 170lbs the kid is a beanpole, and yet he was gunned as high as 94 mph when this clip was taken his freshman year. Given […]

Apr 08

Don’t Bother With Fiber Supplements

By Dan Blewett | Nutrition

Fiber Supplements? Please. Save yourself the trouble, poor taste and cost of stirring up one of these supplements for which you can easily eliminate the need. So your Doc says you need more fiber… Great! He or she is probably right. The average American eats a diet high in processed foods, from which natural dietary […]