How We Individualize Workload To Decrease Injury Risk And Maximize Performance Gains : By Randy Sullivan, MPT, CSCSTo become an elite throwing athlete, you need to throw … a lot. Quick, off the top of your head, name me one skill in life where becoming elite at that skill involves … NOT DOING THAT SKILL. You want to be a great guitar player? Sure. Here’s what you do … Don’t play guitar too much. Save your bullets...
One night last winter my friend, Alan Jaeger called me with a major concern about the current state of UCL reconstruction post-operative rehabilitation and throwing protocols. We talked for about an hour, and the discussion ignited a thought eruption that had been smoldering in my head for over 10 years. At the Florida Baseball Ranch® we train and develop high-caliber...
What program are you on, and does it really matter? By: Gunnar Thompson CSCS; NASM-CPT, PES, CES; CPPSI have some news for you: it does NOT matter what program you are on or following. Don’t get me wrong, I used to believe the program that I followed was all that mattered. I was confident that the number of sets, reps, throws, and pitches were the secret sauce that would separate me from all others. I thought, if...
When I first moved to Florida in 1993, I met a few good dudes at church who invited me to join them for a round of golf. During physical therapy school, I had become an avid golfer (before kids #2 and 3), so I was happy to go. Somewhere around the 7th tee, I had my first experience with a real live Florida alligator. As I stepped up for my drive, I noticed some movement on the bank of the creek adjacent to the tee box. Upon further observation, I was surprised to see about a 5 ft long gator laying in the sun. Continue reading →