The Need for Speed… The Warm Up – Part 2

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

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Today we are going to cover Part 2 of Need for Speed (for Part 1 click here).  A thorough warm up is what sets the athlete up for a productive training session or game. Today we’ll go over the steps involved in the warm up and movement prep protocol that all of our athletes at RPP go through at the beginning of every speed session. So, without further ado, here we go… [Read more…]

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The Need for Speed… What is it, why do we need it and how do we get it? – Part 1

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

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Doesn’t matter the sport, everyone wants to be fast. Unfortunately, not everyone is, but everyone can surely get faster. This comes down to a few key principles, and it’s not just about running a faster 30, 40 or 60 yard dash. [Read more…]

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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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Taking Full Advantage of the Off-Season… Eight Weeks Is Not Enough!

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

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Making sure that you’re in peak shape at the beginning of the season and staying there all season long requires a very specific protocol. Showing up at the gym eight weeks before the start of your season just won’t cut it.  Please allow me to explain. [Read more…]

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3 More Great Ways to Improve Power and Bat Speed (Softball Tip #8)

By Nunzio Signore (B.A., CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

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Let’s face it everyone is always talking about bat speed when it comes to position players and their ability to drive the ball. In Part 1 of this blog (please click here for Softball Tip #6), I talked about 3 key factors and how to train softball players to help improve “the almighty swing”.  Today, we’re going to touch on three more great ways to try and help you improve your power and bat speed. [Read more…]

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My Favorite Upper Body Strength Exercise… Push-up Progressions

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

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People often ask me what my favorite exercise is for building upper body strength.  Well, I love push-ups.  They are good for everyone, adults and athletes of all kinds including baseball, softball, lacrosse and hockey players among others.  [Read more…]

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RPP Philosophy on Training and Developing Young Elite Athletes

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

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I often get asked about our philosophy on training young athletes.  Needless to say, with the drastic fluctuations in structural, hormonal, and neurological development from one athlete to the next, teaching young athletes how to perform exercises with proper technique is a challenge, even for the most experienced coaches. [Read more…]

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Softball – Here Come the Injuries… No Joke!

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

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March and April are always an exciting time of year because it’s almost time to “Play Ball!”.  It’s also the time of year when players are 10x’s more likely to get injured than any other period during the year (including August and September). [Read more…]

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RPP – “The Best of 2014”

By Nunzio Signore (B.A., CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

88095590MW101_NBA_Finals_GaI’m currently gearing up for the “feast of the fish” that many of us Italians submit ourselves to so, I’ll be spending a lot of time sitting in my mother’s den listening to screaming and smelling like fish for 3 days. With some well needed “time to myself”, I researched which blogs people found the most interesting this year. So today, I wanted to post up the top 5 articles of 2014 in terms of receiving the most views. [Read more…]

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Training Softball Catchers… “The Unsung Heroes”

By Nunzio Signore (B.A., CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

Blog 8 - 1The catcher is somewhat of an unsung hero in regards to duties on the softball field.  In order for catchers to be at the top of their game, they have to first be comfortable from a mobility standpoint in an ungodly uncomfortable position. [Read more…]

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