Archives for May 2017

What Happened to Noah?

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

On April 30th in the bottom of the 2nd inning, just 38 pitches into his fifth start of the year, Noah Syndergaard threw a 2-1 pitch to the National’s Bryce Harper then proceeded to clutch under his arm. Something was obviously not right. The latissimus dorsi (lat) is one of the major players for stability and throwing gas, and Syndergaard just tore his.

(Noah Syndergaard Injury)

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10 Musts for a Great Throwing Program

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

10 Musts 1

Velocity is the one thing that seems to be the most sought after, yet few know how to deliver it effectively.  Everyone thinks they know how to do it.  But, not so fast guys…. There are many different threads that need to be weaved into a safe and effective throwing program.  Today, we’re going to go over what I believe to be some of the key points to look for in an effective throwing program and honestly, they should ALL be present. Here we go… [Read more…]

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Not All Calories Are Created Equal

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

Healthy Options

I listen to my adult clientele talk weight loss EVERY DAY. It’s great to listen in on what new fad diet or cleanse so-and-so is working on this week.  The jest of many of the methods they seem to be employing has to do with “calories-in, calories-out”.

There has been a lot of debate lately about the energy balance equation in the fitness industry. For long-term health, body composition, performance and quality of life, perhaps calories-in vs. calories-out is not the best way to lose weight long-term. Now many things must be taken into consideration when it comes to losing weight via body fat (gut health, inflammation, gluten tolerance etc.) but for the sake of this blog I will be only addressing the common myth of “just burn more calories than you consume”.  Let me explain. [Read more…]

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Three Big Things That Create Hard Throwers

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

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This off-season we had the privilege of working with nearly 100 pitchers between October and March. While these athletes came in many different shapes and sizes, all requiring their own individual strength and mobility programming, this wasn’t the case when it came to analyzing mechanics on the mound. Let me explain. [Read more…]

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