Podcast: Improving On-Plane Efficiency with RPP Director of Hitting Andrew Pezzuto

Today’s podcast is with RPP Director of Hitting Andrew Pezzuto and we’re going to discuss on-plane efficiency and its role in making consistent hitters, how we measure it, how we work to improve it and how we strive to replicate it to a high degree given the variable nature of hitting a baseball.

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How to Optimize Core Training for Pitchers and Players

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Rotational power is pure gold for training rotational athletes such as baseball players. Whether you are a pitcher or a position player, it serves not only as the bridge for transferring lower body strength and power to the upper body, but also is ground zero for initiating that force and sending it into the lower half to be absorbed by the ground. This is known as Ground Reaction Force, a major player in helping to increase angular velocities up the chain and eventually into the ball and bat.

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How to Properly Warm-up as a Position Player

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Too many baseball players at many levels either treat their warmup routine like a hassle or simply do not do it properly. The warm-up program below is meant to provide you with a comprehensive protocol like that being done by top professional ball players. Since every athlete is different, this warm-up program is designed to cover all the bases. Feel free to click each exercise for a “how to” video on proper form.

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Podcast: Developing Better Command w/ RPP Pitching Coordinator Alex Kubera

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Today’s podcast is with RPP Pitching Coordinator Alex Kubera on the topic of developing command.  In the age of velocity, command sometimes takes a back seat. However, the reality is velocity may get you the look, but command gets you time on the mound.  If you can’t “control” the pitch, you won’t be throwing strikes or seeing much playing time. And if you can’t “command” it, then it will be harder to the wins against high level players.  Join us as we discuss a variety of great topics related to command:

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Podcast: Optimizing the Mental Game with Alan Jaeger

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Today’s podcast features Alan Jaeger, the founding partner of Los Angeles-based Jaeger Sports, where some of the most talented baseball players in America go to improve their game. He is most famous for his trademark J-bands, used for conditioning the arm. But his influence on the game far transcends the bands that bear his name. Today, we talk about the approach and strategy of the mental side, why it’s important to be “process-oriented” instead of “results-oriented and “breath, focus and attack” along with some other methods and their application.

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How to Improve Hip Mobility in Pitchers

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There is no secret that pitchers’ hips take a pounding coming down the mound during the long season.  Identifying hip-related issues and addressing them should a part of every pitcher’s repertoire.  Included below are also four mobility drills that can aid in the improvement of hip mobility.

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Top 10 Things to Get Recruited for College Baseball

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Get Recruited!

There’s no doubt the baseball college recruiting process is a maze. Parents and players often don’t know where to begin. There is no road map and no guidelines. Hopefully, this article will help put some parameters. Here are Top 10 things to do to get recruited for college baseball.

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How to Properly Warm-up as a Pitcher

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Too many pitchers at all levels either treat their pre-throwing or warmup routine like a hassle or simply do not do it properly. The warm-up program below is meant to provide you with a comprehensive protocol like that being done by top professional ball players. Arm care for pitchers and a proper warm-up program before a game should take 20-25 minutes. Since every pitcher is different, this arm care and warm-up program for pitchers is designed to cover all the bases. Feel free to click each exercise for a “how to” video on proper form.

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How to Protect the Baseball Player’s UCL

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In the E-book below, we are going to review how we help stabilize and protect pitchers and baseball players’ UCL (also known as the Tommy John ligament) with several exercises we perform here at RPP.  By following this protocol, we can help stabilize the injured elbow and prevent injury recurrence both before the initiation of a progressive throwing program as well as after.

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