We often get asked about pre-game routine or baseball band warm-ups and too often I observe many pitchers doing them incorrectly. Working on mobility and stabilization drills before pitching can definitely help shoulders keep up with the volume. And band work is one of the great ways to do this, especially for pitchers. Continue reading “Baseball Band Warm-ups, Make Sure You Are Doing Them Correctly”
By Nunzio Signore (B.A. CPT, NASM, FMS, PES)
Beginning with this post, I will be providing a series on Arm Care for pitchers and overhead athletes. These write-ups provide the basis of our Pitcher’s Program, which cover various topics from every day care to strength and conditioning to warm-up routines to reviewing various potential injuries and ways to avoid them.
When you work with as many pitchers and other overhead athletes as we do, you hear the same complaints day in and day out. Things like “my shoulder hurts right here” or “my elbow hurts when I try to straighten my arm”. Much of this discomfort comes from residual stress associated with throwing (or swimming etc.) and can be avoided with the use of a foam roller or lacrosse ball.
By Nunzio Signore (BA, CPT, NASM, FMS, PES)
Here at Rockland Peak Performance (RPP) we generally perform an average of 6-8 movement Assessments per week. New customers often ask “Why is an assessment necessary?” My response is simple… “Do you want to be the best that you can be?”
Whether you are coming in to train with us for the long haul, coming off of rehab and seeking a training effect (strength training) or coming in for a one-time consultation regarding a particular issue, an assessment/movement screen can be an extremely powerful piece of the puzzle for success. This is true regardless of whether you are training for your sport or simply wanting to learn how to move and feel better.
Continue reading “What Is an Assessment and Why Do You Need One?”
By Doug Corbett (NASM, PES, FMS, CET)
The following is an article written by Doug Corbett about proper post-workout nutrition. Doug has been working at RPP since September of 2011 and has played a big role in speaking not only with athletes about their nutrition, but our adult clientele as well.
Over the years, many of my clients have asked me about what to eat after a workout to optimize your metabolism and increase lean muscle mass. Here’s a quick summary of what a proper post-workout nutrition should entail:
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With the world being as “fast-paced” as it is, people are trying to get the most out their “hour” at the gym. The use of active recovery exercises is a great way to get the most “bang for your buck” from a training program.
Active recovery (AR) exercises are low intensity mobility, stability, and activation drills that we use at Rockland Peak Performance (RPP) in between sets of exercises instead of rest to help improve movement quality.