Archives for January 2016

Interview with NC State Pitching Coach Scott Foxhall

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

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Today my interview is with Pitching Coach Scott Foxhall at North Carolina State, one of the top baseball programs in the country.   I had the pleasure of meeting him recently at the Inside Baseball Coaches Clinic in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.  In 18 years as a collegiate coach, Coach Foxhall has seen 33 of his pitchers selected in the MLB Draft, including seven in the first 10 rounds.  He is the real deal.

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Creating Dynamic Core Stability at Foot Strike

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

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Avoiding energy leaks in the delivery is what it’s all about in regards to not only increasing velocity but reducing your risk of injury. In the case of young athletes who are still growing or pitchers with laxity (loose joints), from my experience the core seems to be the most common site where these leaks occur. [Read more…]

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Great Takeaways from the Panel of Experts… Part 2

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

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In Part 1 of this series we touched on a lot of important topics that our 100+ attendees wanted to know about. In Part 2, we keep the ball rollin’ and listen in on discussions about long toss, life in pro ball, and in-season training to name a few. [Read more…]

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Taking Your Strength and Running with It

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

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When many young athletes start picking up the baseball in January they put the weights down. Nothing could have a more negative effect on the athletes conditioning come the beginning of the season. Let me explain. [Read more…]

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Building a Beast in the Weight Room

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

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Nothing can be more gratifying for us as coaches than to watch an athlete thrive from the fruits of our labor. It’s even better when that athlete has “put in the hours” to do what it takes to better himself both physically and mentally (the two really go hand-in-hand as strength and athleticism build confidence on and off the field).

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Athletes Eating for Success – Nutrition Program

Off-Season Nutrition - 1We often get highly motivated athletes coming into RPP asking if they can gain that “5-10 lbs” of lean muscle during the off-season. Our simple answer?  “Yes”.

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