Bergen Catholic’s David LaManna “96 to 101 in 12 weeks”…

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

lamanna-top-image-2When Bergen Catholic catcher David LaManna walked into my facility, athleticism was oozing off of him. The data after his assessment showed us a bat speed of 96 mph, already very respectable for any high school senior. What transpired in the next 12 weeks is a testament to both David’s work ethic and the power of strength training. Last week he walked in and informed us that his bat speed was clocked at 101 mph the previous weekend. He also said he’s never felt stronger. This is no coincidence. Let’s take a look at why. [Read more…]

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1st Annual RPP Pitching Seminar (FREE)

Improving All Aspects of Performance on the Mound

While Reducing the Risk of Injury

Sunday, January 8th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

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Appropriate For – College and High School Coaches, Travel Coaches, Parents and Players

We’re very excited to announce our 1st Annual winter seminar covering all aspects of training for the OH athlete on Sunday, January 8th, 2016 at our facility in Sloatsburg, New York. [Read more…]

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6 Musts for a High Bat Speed… Increasing Hip Mobility (Part 3)

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

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It’s paramount for hitters to have great hip mobility. I asked our Director of hitting Mike Rozema, what are a few of the big things he looks for in a great swing. He said, “Make sure the hips are back, during the pre-loading phase, in order to get into a strong explosive position, the hips need to be back.” Just take a look at Bryce Harper above. [Read more…]

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6 Musts for a High Bat Speed… Lower Half Strength and Power (Part 2)

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

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Today in Part 2 of this series on improving hitting in the weight room (if you haven’t read Part 1 please click here), we’re going to look further into some key factors in swing mechanics as well as some things we can do in the weight room to increase your strength and power (explosiveness) at the plate. [Read more…]

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6 Musts for a High Bat Speed – T-spine Mobility (Part 1)

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

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A few months back I sat down and watched Mike Rozema (of Rozema Baseball and Director of Hitting at RPP) give a hitting lesson.  While listening to his cue-ing, I tried to pinpoint some physical limitations that could prevent a player from getting into the best position to succeed while stepping up to the plate. I thought of some things we could do to help correct them in the weight room.  The results were eye opening and prompted us to start our Hitter’s Rx program. In this four part series, I’ll go over 6 topics that I consider paramount for generating a high bat speed to help players at the plate. [Read more…]

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