Archives for December 2015

Great Takeaways from the Panel of Experts… Part 1 (Dec 2016)

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

Great Takeaways Dec 2015 Top Joint

Last month we hosted our first ever “Panel of Experts” seminar at RPP. Not only was it a smashing success with nearly 100 guests, I got to sit back, listen and let somebody else do the talking for a while. In Part 1 of this 2 Part video series, our guest panelists touch on a variety of different topics ranging from “closed loop” training and pre-throwing mobility work, to making key adjustments when entering the big leagues.  Great takeaways on this one guys, enjoy.

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The Best of 2015 – Hockey Articles

The Best of 2015 – Hockey Articles

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

Once again with the end of the year quickly approaching, I wanted to thank everyone for helping us to have our greatest year to date, and to post some of the articles that you helped make the most popular. [Read more…]

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The Best of 2015 – Baseball Articles

The Best of 2015 – Baseball Articles

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

Once again with the end of the year quickly approaching, I wanted to thank everyone for helping us to have our greatest year yet, and to post some of the articles that you helped make the most popular. [Read more…]

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One Leg at a Time… The SLDL for Hip, Ankle and Core Strength and Stability

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

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Here at RPP we train a number of baseball players in the off-season looking to get bigger, faster and stronger. With life being as hectic as it is we need to pack a ton in a single hour of training, so we sometimes look for exercises in our programming that train more than one body part or movement quality at a time, without sacrificing a great training effect.  We call them our “big bang for the buck” exercises. [Read more…]

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Strengthening the Lead Leg to Help Improve Pitching Velocity

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

Lead Leg Velo 1If your goal is speed, whether you’re running around the diamond or throwing a fastball, then you need to put more force into the ground period.  A recent study at Ohio State titled Stride Leg Ground Reaction Forces Predict Throwing Velocity in Adult Recreational Baseball Pitchers (by McNally MP, Borstad JD, Oñate JA, Chaudhari AM, published October 29, 2015, click here for details) concluded that there was a high correlation between pitchers with higher velocity and the amount of force being applied into the ground with the front leg. [Read more…]

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Improving Shoulder Mobility in OH Athletes

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

Improving Shoulder Mobility in OH Athletes - Top Joint Image

Today, we’re going to go over some of the things we look at during an assessment in regards to shoulder mobility as well the major players that affect it. These four big guys are:

  • Shoulder
  • Scapula
  • T-Spine (Extension)
  • Lumbo-Pelvic Control

Let’s review and discuss each of these. [Read more…]

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Aerobic Training for Baseball Players

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

Aerobic Training for Baseball.. Top Joint Image

The best baseball players are generally the ones who produce massive amounts of force very rapidly (as in throwing a fastball or hitting, or stealing a base).  In most cases, this must be done repeatedly with little deterioration throughout an entire game. The best starting pitchers for example are those who can throw as hard and maintain command in the later innings as well as they can in the first or ball players who can run just as hard in the ninth as they can in the first. [Read more…]

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