July 2017 / 4 posts found

Debilitating Pain to Pain Free and + 4mph In 6 Weeks At FBR Baseball Training Programs

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Jared Mathweson had concluded his freshman campaign at Mars Hill University in North Carolina with an impressive 3-1 record and a 3.26 ERA in 38.2 innings pitched. Not a bad start to his career, but Jared wanted more. He registered for our Elite Performer’s Boot Camp scheduled for June 17th and 18th, 2017 looking to get a plan to boost his velocity. But that plan seemed to be in jeopardy on June 6th when for the first time in his life Jared felt pain on the inside of his elbow during his summer…

Licking The Surface Of The Sun

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Baseball & Coffee Have Something In Common You know that little hole in the lid of the coffee cup? The one with the warning that says “caution contents hot?” I believe it might be the worst invention in the history of coffee. Sure… it seems like a good idea… IF (and that’s a big IF) it’s connected properly to the cup. I guess it could prevent spills and such. But one thing I’ve learned over the years is that it could do more harm than good. You never REALLY have any way of knowing…

How NOT Long Tossing or Throwing Weighted Balls In Baseball Training Programs Could Hurt You

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Wait… What? And here we go again. The long toss and weighted ball police are back at it. It seems that every week someone posts a titillating headline on twitter.  “Study. Max Distance Throwing Changes Mechanics and Puts More Stress On The Arm.” It’s often accompanied by this infograph. First of all… that study is not news. It came out in 2011. But since we’re getting into it again,  I guess I can engage. The longstanding argument against long toss is as follows: 1)…

Throw Weighted Balls, Lift Heavy Stuff, and Fix Your Mechanics To Improve Velocity? It’s Not That Simple!

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Let’s suppose you have a friend and he’s sick – let’s even pretend he’s in the ICU… dying of something (make sure it’s a pretend friend… using one of your actual friends would be kind of creepy). Let’s say you know this guy well. You know he eats right and exercises consistently. He seems to have a healthy lifestyle, but still… there he is. From what you know about this guy, he should be the healthiest cat on the planet. But he’s dying. What could be the reason for…