April 2018 / 5 posts found

Fortnite Marathons and Deadlifts: A Devastating Combination

by Randy Sullivan
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Today’s blog will be a tag team effort featuring FBR Strength and Savage Coordinator, Garrison Roy. G-Roy is a former TBR and FBR student who recently wrapped up a successful collegiate baseball career and served internships at The Florida Baseball Ranch and Cressey Performance before passing his CSCS exam and returning to FBR to assume his current full-time position.  He’s smart, motivated and passionate about helping baseball players get stronger so they can play better.  We’ve been working on a lot of cool stuff together, and last week the topic of low back pain came up. When I started my […]

What Makes The Florida Baseball Ranch® The Right Fit For You?

by Randy Sullivan
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Last week one of the Physical Therapists in our clinic, Sullivan Rehab Services, was on vacation so I subbed, in seeing patients from 7 am to 12 pm a few days to cover it. About two years ago, our CFO/COO, Amy Marsh, made the brilliant business decision to fire me from the clinic. I still loved treating patients but she knew where my passion was. Besides, we were getting so busy training baseball players that there was barely enough time to be in both places. Working in the clinic last week reminded me of something that makes the Florida Baseball […]

Negro League Hero Shut In By Parkinson’s Finds His Way Back Through Baseball

by Randy Sullivan
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A few years ago I was seeing a 75-year-old physical therapy patient with Parkinson’s and early Alzheimer’s. We’ll call him Bob. I performed the visit in his home since he was completely bedridden and homebound. According to his family, he hadn’t been able to stand, walk, or talk for over a year. Parkinson’s causes an erosion of motor skills, and Alzheimer’s degrades cognitive abilities, so Bob had a bad combination. As he lay in the hospital bed in his living room I could tell he was a big guy, about 6’3″…maybe 220 lbs. When I interviewed his daughter, she reported […]

The Most Menacing Career Killer

by Randy Sullivan
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You’re a college or a high school pitcher, and you want to move to the next level. Your goals are clear. Your dreams are important, worthy, and attainable. It’s not a question of will. You’re willing to work hard. Heck, you want it so badly, you’re ready to do whatever it takes to get it done. But you have an enemy, a fierce and insidious enemy that if not identified, combated and corralled will contort your training and your pitching career into an unrecognizable mess. The enemy I’m talking about is noise. Noise has killed more velocity, corrupted more command […]

Changing The Future Of USA Baseball Forever: You’re Welcome America

by Randy Sullivan
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I’m an idea man. I was talking with a member of the USA Baseball staff last week and I told him I had an idea that would change the future of USA baseball forever. In a world where just about everyone claims to have found newest gadget or gizmo that is “the secret” to baseball development, this idea involves two relatively inexpensive products that are already on the market. Have you ever watched a 12–year old baseball game on a 200-225-foot field? It’s a beautiful thing. Pitchers are only 46-50 feet away, so they know that if the hump it […]