One of the biggest reasons why I love baseball so much is the mental side of the game. At any given point during a baseball game there are countless small mental battles occurring within the larger context of the game itself. As a catcher, I need to be constantly aware of these cranial skirmishes and […]
We do wayyyyy too many blackburns in my gym. But you know what? I think they have as much bang for the buck as any set of exercises out there. For an overhead athlete like baseball, softball, volleyball and tennis players, it’s really hard to beat them. Here is a real-life example of a baseball […]
I’ve recently started a group of female volleyball players from Ilini Elite, and I’ve been talking with parents about what special needs they have to meet the demands of their sport. Let’s discuss: The Female Athlete In General… Needs more attention paid to the hips and thighs. Why? ACL tear prevention. Women have wider hips […]
The season has been starting for high school baseball, and college ball is now well underway. With the youth and pro seasons looming, every ballplayer will soon be feeling the early-season jitters, whether on the mound or at the plate. I pitched in front of some big crowds (for me) last year, and coping with […]
Had a great time eating Italian Beef and talking baseball with Tom & Jack of Corn Belt Baseball. Check out the conversation here.
Every rep counts. That’s right: each rep of each set of each exercise in your training program is there for a reason. With every rep, you have the option of getting the most out of it, or of half-assing it. This is common sense, right? You have at most half a dozen exercises in a […]
I want to give a big shout out to two of my athletes who have made some headlines recently…it’s always great to see the young guys succeeding – with or without my help! Jesse Heaton Jesse, an infielder/pitcher, is a Senior at Central Catholic High. He was selected, among hundreds of applicants, as the winner […]