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Introducing SAVAGE Baseball Training Programs (Excerpt… Muscle Slack Explained and Applied)

by Randy Sullivan
We recently shot the video and the still photos for my new book that will be out later this month. The book is called FBR SAVAGE Training: Transferring Gains From The Gym To The Field. Why do we call it “SAVAGE” training? “SAVAGE is an admittedly clunky acronym for Specific Adaptation thru Variability, Attractors, and Goal-directed Exercise. And… the word “SAVAGE” sounds really cool! Baseball training programs need to be practical and gains you realize at the gym aren’t worth much if you can’t use them correctly on the field. Therein lies the purpose of this book. In this book […]

I Love It When This Happens… And It Happens A Lot

by Randy Sullivan
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Got the coolest email today and just had to share it. I love celebrating the successes of our students. Tyler Steeland came to an Elite Performers Boot Camp August 19th and 20th. On Sep 26th his dad Kevin sent me this: Hey Randy, Had to share this with you…… So Tyler has been doing all the throwing/mobility/workout drills you gave him after we left your camp in August following your program every day.  He gets in the garage turns his music up and works his tail off. He has been playing fall ball and recently went to a PG event […]

4 Guys: The Post-Irma Inspiration For Recovery and Resurgence

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Four guys… 4… That’s the number of players who attended our 4:00 training class yesterday… 4… Why were they there? They have dreams. They had work to do. Would we have preferred to see more attendees? Sure. We cap our numbers at 12 per class. We typically average 6-8 guys per class. But 4 was just fine. No… after what we had been through, 4 was a victory! Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that 2 days ago, Hurricane Irma came barreling up the spine of the Florida. Even though she had weakened significantly by the […]

FBR Students Rake in $8.042 Million In Signing Bonuses In 2017 MLB Draft

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Cape Cod League Is Where It’s At Last week I saw a tweet announcing the D1baseball.com top 25 prospects of the Cape Cod League. I clicked on the link and was thrilled with what I saw. I’ve said this before and it ruffled some feathers then, so it probably will again. In my humble opinion, if your collegiate summer league doesn’t include the Word’s Cape and Cod in its name, it may be a waste of time. But, the Cape Cod League is the real deal. Nowhere else can a young man test his mantle against the best amateur talent […]

Leaving Velo On The Table?

by Randy Sullivan
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A Case Study In Body Mechanics & Impact On Velocity   A few days ago I met a High School player named Jake (from Connecticut… not from State Farm) who illustrated perfectly the importanfce of physical constraints as they relate to mechanical efficiencies. First of all, Jake is an extremely driven guy and hard worker. He is a stud in the gym. He’s only 5’9”, and he weighs around 180 lbs, but he can deadlift and squat over 450 lbs. Yet, from the mound he tops out at 78 mph… Our Baseball Training Programs For Jake Start With Evals Before […]

What Is a Growth Plate Injury?

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At our baseball training programs and baseball training camps, we work with players of every age and experience level. It’s not uncommon to have a major league client on site, but it’s also not unusual to see a cool 9 year-old running around either. And, as the arm pain management division of the Baseball Ranch® consortium, I field a lot of questions about growth plate injuries. So what are growth plate injuries, and how do they occur? First let me tell you what they are not… usually they are not catastrophic. So when you find that your son or daughter, […]

Athlete Has Elbow Pain, Calls FBR, Then Makes Team USA

by Randy Sullivan
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How Nelson Berkwich Made Team USA The 2020 Vandy commit from Boca Raton, FL was a low to mid 80s lefty when I met him on September 23, 2016. He and his father made the 3-hour drive to the Florida Baseball Ranch® for a Precision Strike One Day One-On-One Evaluation and Training session. How Our Baseball Training Programs Improved Efficiency We conducted a full head-to-toe physical assessment and a video analysis of his movement pattern. We noted a few mobility issues and a slightly elevated distal humerus and crafted a customized multi-dimensional training plan. Our baseball training camps and one-on-one […]

Debilitating Pain to Pain Free and + 4mph In 6 Weeks

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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 league game. When he woke up the […]

If X Happens…The Answer is ALWAYS Y….Not So Fast Watson!

by Randy Sullivan
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The complexity and unpredictability of the human body and the human spirit is one of the great mysteries of life. Why is it, for example that some people smoke their entire lives and remain healthy, while others who have never touched a cigarette die from lung cancer? Some members of a family have terrible eyesight, while others see perfectly well. Some are good at math; others become artists or writers. And some pitchers with inefficient deliveries don’t get hurt and some with far more efficient movement patterns can’t seem to stay healthy. Just a few days ago, I was discussing this concept […]

Licking The Surface Of The Sun

by Randy Sullivan
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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 what the temperature of the coffee […]