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Baseball season is coming to an end. For those that feel there were missed opportunities to succeed this season; the key may have been missing out on untapped potential power. The youth athlete seems to focus on general strength building in the wrong manner. When lifting weights and strengh training, one thing not focused enough on is the ability to create rotational power.  During most athletic movements, motion is occuring in multiple planes. These anatomic planes of movement are the tra...
Posted on 2018-09-28
This article has been written in respose to:  The relation between cognitive science and human performance has been a hot topic over the past few years. When elite level professional athletes p...
Posted on 2018-06-19
When it comes to performance, every athlete has their own unique recipe for success. There are often elements of strength, power, and endurance training, as well as a focus on mobility. Where we have seen a major gap in an athletes training program is from a neurocognitive perspective. In layman’s terms, this means a focus on hand-eye coordination and reaction time by strengthening peripheral vision and spatial awareness. As a former NCAA baseball athlete, I wish that this type of trainin...
Posted on 2018-01-25
In the past decade there has been a dramatic spike in Tommy John surgeries in professional and amateur baseball. This surgery reconstructs the ligament on the inner side of the elbow. Between 1974 (when Tommy John had his operation) and the early 1990’s there were only a handful of these surgeries (see chart). Between 2003 and 2012 Tommy John procedures have dramatically spiked to an average of 35-44 per season in professional baseball (MLB organizations). Many theories have been promot...
Posted on 2018-01-22
Little Leaguer’s elbow has been used as a catch-all term for many types of elbow injuries in the skeletally immature athlete. This may lead to the under-estimation of the severity of some of these injuries. Growth plates, immature articular surfaces and lack of muscular development complicate the assessment. Due to the scope of this article, lateral and posterior elbow injuries will not be discussed. While medial elbow pain in the skeletally mature player often suggests Ulnar collater...
Posted on 2018-01-19
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