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Nature’s Steroid…SLEEP!

Ken Berger came out with a fantastic article this week detailing the efforts of pro sports on the study of sleep and performance. In multibillion-dollar business of NBA, sleep is the biggest debt The article touches on what the NBA is doing in terms of looking at future scheduling and how sleep plays into performance and injuries, but also shows several …

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8 In-Season Training Tips

I was thinking to myself about our in-season program on our bus ride to the Super Regional in College Station this afternoon and came up with a random list on programming for in-season training.  I use, or have used, most everything on this list at one time or another in the training of  baseball, and football athletes.  Obviously, this isn’t …

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Baseball and BIG Forearms to RAKE

Why is it that baseball has always been so infatuated with forearms. It’s the last link in the kinetic chain to the bat Lots of big league guys have big forearms. Never mind that they are the .01% of athletes at the peak of a professional sport and their genetics may have had a hand in that development Forearms are …

SA DB Straight Leg Deadbug

We’re here for a week in OKC for the Big 12 Tournament so I thought I would show some of the things our athletes are doing throughout the week.  We use the deadbug for anterior core development often in our activation portion of training. Generally, as we advance through the year, as well as through our progressions, the Straight Leg Deadbug …

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Scapular Instability – 68% and 100%

Many times we often forget that the rotator cuff is not the end all be all with protecting pitchers and the throwing athlete. When the scapula is unable to stabilize, the shoulder, and rotator cuff is where problems occur.  Injuries often occur because of dysfunction above or below the injured segment.  When hamstrings are problems, glute activation is the first …