There is certainly no shortage of band exercises for pitchers. There are actually so many that it can make your head spin. We use several baseball band exercises as a part of our pre-throwing routine and over the years we have refined them down to what we believe to be the min / max of what you should be doing. Continue reading “Which are the Best Band Exercises for Pitchers”
RPP Baseball is a high performance baseball training facility located in Paramus (Bergen county), New Jersey. From the weight room to our pitching and hitting programs, we utilize the latest in technology, in a holistic and data-driven approach which allows us to assess, train and re-assess players on an ongoing basis. Our athletes are walking testimonials as to the power of our highly customized programming. Below is a summary of our extensive services for pitchers and baseball players: Continue reading “New Jersey’s Most Comprehensive Baseball Training Facility”
I wanted to bring to your attention a recent Podcast that I participated in with Patrick Jones Baseball. Patrick is one of the premier hitting coaches in the US and he has been running a podcast for quite some time. We covered a wide variety of topics but here are a few that stand out:
Using strength / mobility to help adjust mechanics
Velocity-Based Training (VBT)
Reading kinematic sequence charts and related information
Mechanical differences between loose and tight movers
I feel lucky to do what I get to do. Some of my most rewarding experiences have come from watching young athletes get stronger, more athletic and honestly just crush it on the field. Strength is still the foundation of most athletic qualities; the best part is, it’s also the most trainable in the younger age groups. Youth baseball strength training should be a part of every athlete’s development and progression. And let me start this article by saying this:
The Pitching Lab is a unique training program specifically designed to produce the “complete pitcher”. It’s truly a merger of strength training (in the weight room) and pitching (inside the nets). Most players that haven’t trained with us probably don’t appreciate how intertwined our strength training is with our pitching program.
Too many players at all levels either (a) treat their warm-up like a hassle or (b) simply don’t do it properly. The baseball warm-up routine for position players below is meant to provide you with a comprehensive and easy protocol similar to that being done by top professional baseball players (pitchers click here). A proper baseball warm-up program before a game should take 15-20 minutes before you pick up a ball. It’s in four parts as follows:Continue reading “Baseball Warm-up Routine for Position Players”
Velocity… It’s 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 there are many different threads that need to be weaved into a safe and effective velo program to help you throw a baseball harder. Today, we’re going to go over this topic of “how to throw a baseball harder” and what we believe to be some of the key points to look for in an effective velo program. Honestly, they should ALL be present. Here we go… Continue reading “10 Musts on How to Throw a Baseball Harder”
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.