Archives for November 2015

Addressing Mechanical Issues in the Weight Room

By Nunzio Signore (BA, CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

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I truly believe that for those athletes that can do certain basic things properly the sky is the limit.  However, the reality is that the underlying foundation that enables pitchers to do these “basic things” is great strength and mobility (in other words a good movement strategy).

Let me first start by saying this, There is no pitching coach on the planet that can get a pitcher into a desired position if the athlete does not physically have the strength or mobility to get into that position.  Period. [Read more…]

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Getting Pitchers Ready for the Season… A Progressive Week-by-Week Approach

By Jim Wladyka

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In today’s post Jim Wladyka is going to take you through a week-by-week progression of how Wladyka Baseball trains pitchers at the Pitching Lab during the off-season over three distinct phases.  Take it away Jim… [Read more…]

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5 Different Ways We Evaluate Pitchers

By Jim Wladyka

Jim Wladyka ImageToday we have a guest post from Jim Wladyka, owner of Wladyka Baseball, and partner with us here at RPP with the Pitching Lab.  We hope that this will be the first of many more to come of all things pitching.  Take it away Jim…

Evaluating pitchers is not easy, especially since every pitcher arrives at their mechanics in different ways with different strength and limitations.  Pitching is more like art than science and before I come up with a plan for any pitcher, I would like to observe and evaluate them from five different perspectives.  [Read more…]

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10 Great Ways to Help Increase Velocity in the Weight Room

By Nunzio Signore (BA, CSCS, CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

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In the pitching world the word “velocity” has become how most pitchers are initially judged. Unfortunately, there is no single thing I could tell you to do to increase velocity as every pitcher is different.  What may work for one athlete may not work for another.  Every athlete is built differently and trying to get there from a different starting point. This leaves no single way to map out a game plan.  However, in this blog I would like to touch briefly on 10 different topics I think are important and very relevant to every pitcher looking to improve their velocity.

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Working on Pronation with “Half Kneeling Club Decells”

By Nunzio Signore (BA, CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

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Right around mid-December prior to starting bullpens, I like adding this “weighted hold drill” to our strength training programs. [Read more…]

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