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Tag Archives: athleticism

  • Can Everyone Train and Reach 90 m.p.h.?

    Those of you who are familiar with the Texas Baseball Ranch know the success it has had helping athletes make incredible gains in velocity—of course, Oates Specialties equipment aids these athletes in reaching their goals. Coach Ron Wolforth has adopted a mantra whereby he believes that every single athlete that walks through the Texas Baseball Ranch’s doors (actually, it’s a gate) can reach the 90 mile-per-hour threshold. This is quite the opposite from the old world baseball people that believe you either have it or you don’t—essentially, you either have been blessed with the genetics to throw harder than the rest of society or you haven't. I (obviously) think that the latter thought process is simply a coping mechanism as a way for people to try and make up for their shortcomings—whether it’s a coach that can’t help his players increase their velocities or a player who isn’t willing to work hard enough or isn’t willing to learn enough in order to improve his velocity.

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  • When in Doubt Return to Athleticism

    I recently had a conversation with a buddy of mine about his golf swing. He was telling me that he needed to improve his game because he didn’t want to be embarrassed when playing with colleagues and potential bosses. He then launched into a diatribe about all of these instructional videos he had been watching on the Internet and how he was trying to work on these very specific aspects of his golf swing. But he told me that he feels like his swing has gotten worse since focusing on these instructional tips. After listening to him a saying came to mind: When in doubt, return to athleticism.

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