Monthly Archives: October 2011

Oct 24

Congrats To Annie Heineman

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

I’m going to give a shout out to Annie Heineman, my first D-I signee. She has committed to play outfield at Illinois State University, though only a junior still in high school. If you don’t know about Annie, she is one of the strongest pound-for-pound athletes I train, male or female. At 114 pounds, her […]

Oct 07

Angled Barbell Training

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

At my gym we are the proud owners of not one, but TWO landmine devices. These snazzy little CV joints bolt to our Rogue Fitness Westside racks, and they provide us with smooth motions for our angled barbell training. What is Angled Barbell training, you ask? Well, you can do it two ways: jam a […]

Oct 05

The Volleyball Spike: An Outsider’s Analysis, Part 1

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

I train a few female volleyball players and I’ve been out to a few matches recently to watch them play. I finally brought along my 210 fps High-Speed camera and grabbed some videos. We had been talking a lot about vertical jumping and its (obvious) implications in their sport, and I was also curious about […]

Oct 03

My 5 Favorite Grip Strength Tools

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

Grip strength is probably the most underrated athletic attribute. Soccer and other sports in which the hands aren’t used ,and faking injuries is a major part of their competition, probably don’t need a whole lot of gripping power. But, athletes of combat and implemental sports (those in which an implement, like a baseball bat or […]

Oct 01

Train For Sport, For Health, or For Humiliation.

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

Having nothing to train for makes for difficulty in getting motivated. I’ve set goals for myself in some big lifts this offseason, and I decided to rub these goals in my friend, and trainer, Andrew’s face. We compete in tests of ability and strength when we are together, and I texted him last week to […]