Archives for April 2016

No Diets, No Gimmicks – Just Real Food and Real Life Issues

Christine OToday we have a guest post by Christine M. Okezie (Nutritionist) on her approach and methods for our upcoming Adult Transformation Program (please click here for more on the program).  She has an extremely holistic approach to health and wellness which I really appreciate.  Take it away Christine… [Read more…]

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5 Musts for Pitchers Strength and Mobility – Part 1

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

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I love this time of year. With many of my guys out playing ball, I get to kick back and watch the results of all their hard work in the off-season. In doing so, it brought to mind a crucial point I’ve tried to hammer home before. Imagine this, a high school pitcher’s body that throws a baseball at 80+ mph achieves that speed from hand break to finish in 1.5-2 seconds.  That’s comparable to some of the fastest Italian sports cars out there.  How you could NOT get young pitchers physically prepared for this type of explosive movement is frankly beyond my comprehension. In looking back and reflecting on what we offer young athletes, I think a lot of folks don’t totally understand what we do. Let me give it a try. [Read more…]

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5 More Off-Season Observations – Part 2

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

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In Part 2 of this 2 Part Series, we’re going to take a look at look five more “aha! moments” from this past off-season at RPP.  If you’d like to read Part 1 please click here. [Read more…]

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Training the Alactic Energy System in Pitchers

By Nunzio Signore (BA, CPT, NASM, PES, FMS) and Tom Guetta (B.S.)

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After reviewing multiple innings of baseball at every level (professional, collegiate , high school and even international), you quickly understand that pitching is a 1-2 second explosive movement, with an average of about 12-15 pitches per inning, with approximately 20 seconds of rest in-between pitches, followed by 10-15 minutes of rest in between innings.  So, a pitcher going 6 innings might perform as follows:

  • 6 sets (innings)
    • 12x (representing each pitch)
      • Explosion (1-2 seconds)
      • Rest (20 seconds)
    • Rest 10 minutes (in between innings) and start over

It’s needless to say that pitchers require very specific conditioning. [Read more…]

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