Posts tagged injury prevention
The 4 Biggest Baseball Training Mistakes

Across all levels, baseball participation is on the rise. According to reports, detailed in The Wall Street Journal, nearly 15.9 million people participated in baseball from youth local leagues to the MLB in 2018. That same report documented a 21% increase in participation from 2014-2018.

As baseball is growing globally, may of the training and physical preparation methods are lagging behind. Improper training methods can lead to decreased performance, and even injury. Today, my goal is to go over the most common mistakes that we see baseball players make and how you can avoid them.

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Warming Up: How to Do it Like an Elite Athlete, Part 1

I've gotten a few people asking me lately about what I like to do and what I have my athletes do for a warmup before they train.  So I decided it would be a good idea to share that with you.  If you have ever trained w/ me before, you know how much emphasis I put on our warmup.  When people ask me why we should warm up, the analogy I usually use is:

"Well, you wouldn't just start your car, floor it, and speed out the driveway right?"

Even though some of you crazy Arizona drivers may have answered yes to that question, you get the point.  A comprehensive and progressive warmup routine is crucial....here's part 1 of mine. 

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Foam Rolling 101: How and When to Foam Roll

You know those foamy, tube things you see at the gym?...yeah those are called foam rollers.  Although gaining traction in popularity, foam rollers are still a very underutilized piece of equipment.

Foam rolling is an important part of a well rounded fitness program.  Leaving it out is a mistake that can lead to injury, and decreased performance.  Today we are going to go over those benefits, and I will show you my go-to-foam roll routine.

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