Monthly Archives: January 2013

Jan 27

Grip Periodization For Baseball & Softball

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

This is my current method for programming grip strength into baseball and softball strength programs. I believe grip strength accounts for much more of throwing velocity, spin and movement than the masses realize. It has a major, not minor, role in my training, for the following reasons. But first, let’s define “grip” training: strengthening the […]

Jan 24

What Baseball and Other Sports Steal From You

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

I don’t consider my career as a thieving entity. But, there’s a lot of sacrifice in such a long journey in sports, and I’m just another example of what pursuing the game all-out can do to a person. There are major sacrifices made by myself and all high-level athletes to get toward, or at least […]

Jan 20

Where Throwing Velocity Comes From: Leg Strength? Nah.

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

There’s lots of speculation and studies about throwing velocity. From my own observations and logical thinking, as well as some of my father’s research, I’m going to be posting some thoughts on velocity in snippets. Todays topic? Leg strength. Legs. Not As Important As Everyone Thinks? Leg strength needs to be applied as locomotive force […]

Jan 17

The Science of The Fastball – Author Q&A

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

It’s a bit odd to write “Author Q&A” as the title of this post, seeing as the author is my Dad, but we’re going to do it anyway. My father, William Blewett, just had his first book published by McFarland, titled┬áThe Science of the Fastball. This book has come from his perspective as a lifetime […]