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Weighted balls are neither good nor bad. Throwing a regulation sized football (~15oz) or smaller in neither good nor bad. It always comes down to the application of the tool.⠀Stop thinking in absolutes with training. If a tool allows you to move more efficiently, apply more force applicable to your sports movements and you are pain-free; it should be considered as a tool in your toolbox.⠀#baseball#championship#baseballgame#mlb#milb#pitcher#baseballseason#baseballlife#baseballislife#ballpark#catch#firstbase#pitcher#baseballswag#beisbol#thirdbase#homerun#secondbase#baseballlife#sportsman#nybase#baseballislife#weightedball#ctvisit#ctbase#weightedballs#90mphformula#throwcheddar#100mphclub
It’s peak off-season and I’m seeing lots of posts from coaches training and testing their baseball players in the 60-yard dash. I have no problem with training for speed development, but if you can’t currently lunge (forward or reverse) your bodyweight on the bar, you have not yet earned the right to be doing high level speed drills in the off-season.⠀Go watch videos of the best sprinters in the world. There are big, strong, powerful, and can repeat movement patterns without much variability. Get stronger first in lunge patterns so you can actually apply a lot of force into the ground to move you further and faster with each stride.⠀#think#becritical#getbetter#faster#60yarddash#40yarddash#speed#mlb#baseball#useyourhead#movebetter@advancedtherapyperformance@hstrm17
There are a ton of great people in the baseball and training communities. Thanks coach for an awesome breakfast. I really respect your thoughts especially on practice efficiency. Looking forward to the next meet up!⠀Repost from @coachferber.Here’s a simple one but I see so many struggle with it. IF I TRULY ENJOY LEARNING... I SIMPLY HANG OUT WITH PEOPLE THAT ARE SMARTER THAN ME IF I ALREADY KNOW EVERYTHING... I HANG OUT WITH PEOPLE THAT... you guessed it (I can convince that I’m smart) Its funny but when I take a look around me... other than the players that I coach... just about every single coach or trainer I interact with on a daily basis is smarter than I am in their particular field (coaching, hitting, pitching, strength training) lol I swear and I love it. For example, I’m not an advanced therapy and performance strength coach, like my homey here Dr Heenan️, that’s why instead of pretending like I am, so I can sound smart and make money by conning people🤔, I meet with filthy dudes like Josh and ASK HIM QUESTIONS and share ideas...so I can cross check my information about proper strength training and arm care, and MAKE SURE I’m up to date and being a RESPONSIBLE coach for my own players careers... giving them facts, not opinions from people that never went to school to study explosive movements and proper recovery times, but are somehow “teaching” them🤷️ Putting young athletes at risk in order to... you guessed it... make money. My suggestion for all of you young ballers is that if you come across any coach that has ALL of the answers to every question immediately that you ask about hitting, pitching, or strength training, and NEVER has to reach out and ask anyone SMARTER than they are for HELP... turn around and sprint in the other direction ️They’re a big time suspect and most likely a fraud. AYEE... DR HEENAN... BREAKFAST WAS LIT... STAY HEALTHY OUT HERE PLAYBOY️️️ @drheenan#learning#everyday#itsavibe#baseball#network#d1#pro#ncaa#aye#bruh#nyc#relationships#ideas#training#core#strength#speed#arm#maintenance#recovery#littleleague#mlb#baseballislife#positive#healthy
Take a tip from the holidays, meal prep and naps can go a long way to help you pack on muscle and strength.
Optimal body fat for a pitcher is highly dependent on the athlete, their goals, and skill set.⠀Most pitchers #1goal is going to be velocity. Increased velocity gives pitchers a larger margin of error for hitters to miss. Assuming that is your #1goal, we want to optimize force production and have you carry as much muscle mass as humanly possible. If your goal is to throw 100mph, you are going to need a ton of force behind the ball to create that momentum. That happens with a combination of muscle (contractile tissue) and body fat (non-contractile tissue). Once you generate, having more mass (including fat) will all of to create more momentum. For force production, optimal body fat is going to be the body composition that allows you generate the most force for pitcher.⠀Another huge factor should always be is general health and well-being. To me, this should always be #1 , because a fat slug of an athlete will break down much quicker over time and excess body fat can inhibit recovery and resiliency. Not to mention potentially taking years off your life. Especially athletes with family histories of health issues, this should be top of mind. Your baseball career will end, life will continue.⠀Optimal body fat for a pitcher really comes down to finding the leanest you can be while throwing as hard as possible. For some, this will be 10%, others this may be 25%.⠀How do you find your optimal weight?-Constantly track your numbers on the #90mphformula . Your numbers should always be going up, with the goal of far exceeding the the baseline metrics of the #90mphformula .-Treat your body well and fuel with quality nutrients. Many will read this post and say ‘well I need to be 25% bf to throw my hardest’. That maybe true, but if you are eating anything you would classify as ‘shit’ don’t kid yourself, you’re eating like a child. Grow up, eat like a finely tuned machine and you will see gains you could never imagine.-My current thoughts are the optimal bodyweight for an elite pitcher is 2.75-3.25 x their height in inches. (e.g. a 6 foot pitcher would be 200-235lbs)-Never sacrifice health for a few MPH.⠀Questions? Comment below ⬇️