The Cause and Treatment of Groin Injuries in Hockey Players – Part 2

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

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Today we’re going to continue where we left off in Part 1 (click here) on how to treat groin injuries in the athletic hockey population. So, without further ado, let’s get it done… Lots of great video here guys…

How do we fix it? [Read more…]

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Training Explosiveness through Strength Training

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

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For parents of some young athletes (for the scope of this article I’m talking about athletes ages 13-16), lifting heavy weights seems to get a bad rap. Years ago players were told not to lift weights because it would make them too “big”.  You could even hear words like “stiff” or “tight” getting thrown around at the drop of a hat.

While I whole heartedly believe in the phrase that “age is wisdom”, this would be one of those times that I beg to differ.  Being strong is a good thing.  And if you want to be explosive you have to be strong first.  Performance, speed (have I got your attention now?) and injury prevention all are built on a foundation of strength. But exactly what type of strength training and at what age seems to be where parents (and strength and conditioning coaches for that matter) get tripped up.

Most of you who read my blogs know that I spend a great deal of time emphasizing training according to where the athlete is during the season. Let’s take a look… [Read more…]

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The Cause and Treatment of Groin Injuries in Hockey Players – Part 1

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

Injured Hockey Player

Hockey players and groin injuries go together like rice and beans… [Read more…]

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Top 9 Reasons Pitchers Get Injured

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

Leading Causes of Pitching Injuries

It’s no secret that the numbers of youth injuries in baseball are staggering. Even with the implementation of pitch counts, youth injuries not only continue to rise but account for many of the injuries ball players eventually suffer later in their careers.  Here we go we my Top 9 Reason Why I believe pitchers are getting injured… [Read more…]

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Inconsistent Velocity and the Killer Trifecta

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

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If you haven’t noticed by now, we spend a lot of time getting our athletes to be more powerful. When it comes to pitchers this brings up the obvious topic of velocity.  While we don’t hang our hats on the “V” word exclusively, we do realize whether we like it or not, throwing gas is what gets the attention of most high school players searching for a great learning institution (education), fame and/or fortune.

A big part of our job here at RPP in addition to helping an athlete get to “X” mph is helping them to stay there through the course of a game, season and/or year.  Strength coach Eric Cressey put it best when he said, “erratic radar gun readings are as much a problem as insufficient radar gun readings”. Today I’m going to go over three points which I call the “killer trifecta” that I believe contribute to inconsistent velocity during the season.  They are as follows: [Read more…]

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Spring 2017 Sports Recognition Awards

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Pitcher of the Year
  • Chris Gerard – NorthJersey.com / The Record
  • Cooper Meldrim – Lohud.com / Journal News
Player of the Year
  • Nick Cimillo – Lohud.com / Journal News Top 5 Finalist for Player of the Year w/ final announcement coming on July 2nd
  • Aljo Sujak – NorthJersey.com / The Record
News 12 Varsity (MSG)

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Is Your Exit Velo Too Low?

By Bahram Shirazi (BSEE, MBA, Co-owner RPP)

Aaron Judge Hammering

With all the data continuously coming out of the MLB Statcast system, there are a lot of discussions about what’s useful and what’s not.  But no matter how you look at it, Exit Velo is king.  Don’t misunderstand me Launch Angle (and other metrics) are extremely relevant metrics.  However, Exit Velo reigns supreme.  Let me explain… [Read more…]

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Interview with Dominic Cancellieri Pitcher / Player at Bergen Catholic High School

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

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We are here with Dominic Cancellieri, who just finished his sophomore year at Bergen Catholic.  Dom is an awesome athlete playing both basketball and baseball at Bergen.  He is also an excellent student.  But I have to say that if anyone understands that strength training is integral part of an athlete’s success it’s Dom. [Read more…]

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Top 9 Reasons Pitchers Get Injured – Part 3

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

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In the final piece of this three part series (click here for Part 2, here for Part 1) on injury and its mechanisms, we’ll look at shutting down, ramping-up and poor strength training programs. [Read more…]

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Top 9 Reasons Pitchers Get Injured – Part 2

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

Top Injury 2 1

In Part 2 of this 3 Part series (click here of part 1), we’re continuing down the path of injuries and what I believe to be many of the main perpetrators…

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