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New Technology Prevents Tommy John!

by Randy Sullivan
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So… this happened. We got our new Muscle Sound Unit and the company training rep,  Cedar, flew in from Colorado for a day of staff education. We’re really excited about this new technology.  It uses ultrasound to quickly test the fuel level of muscles, allowing us, for the first time ever, to objectively  measure recovery and readiness for competition.  It checks the athlete’s muscles for adequate levels of glycogen and a few other muscle fuel substrates. Muscles that are fuel deficient look different on ultrasound imaging than muscles whose tanks are full. With a little training, and a highly sophisticated computer […]

SAVAGE = Deadlifts, Squats and Bench Press?

by Randy Sullivan
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When I first met Jack (not his real name) in 2015, he had just completed his freshman year of college.  His first year as a mid-to-upper 80’s lefty at a D2 program hadn’t gone as well as expected.  When he arrived on campus the baseball program had jumped headlong into the heavy weightlifting culture that is pervasive in our game.  The key to velocity, they believe, is in the weight room. According to more than 1 internet guru, “If you can’t deadlift or squat 2 1/2 times your body weight, you shouldn’t even think about trying to throwing 90+ mph.” […]

The Top 4 Ways Pitchers Become Disconnected

by Randy Sullivan
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The definition of disconnected pitching mechanics: “Disconnected pitching mechanics” describes a pitcher whose body parts act independently, away from the natural synergy of the rest of the body or apart from a stable spine, which adds stress to connective tissue that can result in injury, premature fatigue and/or difficulty with recovery. Disconnections can also limit an athlete’s ability to summate the forces in the kinetic chain when throwing, thereby limiting the ability to achieve optimal velocity. And finally, disconnections can lead to early unraveling of the movement pattern, resulting in command issues and substandard pitching overall. The Throwing Myth Humans are […]

4 Differentiators Of Success

by Randy Sullivan
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I truly believe anyone can make it as far in this game as they want and that includes you. That’s not hyperbole of fluff. It’s what I believe. It’s what I know. Without that belief as the foundation of our process, the success of our students would be impossible. If you truly want to add velo, improve your command, eliminate your arm pain and reach performance heights grater than you can imagine, I believe you can do it. But, to get there you need 4 things and they all start with the letter D. Desire: As Napolean Hill said in […]
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The Key To Moving Up In Baseball

by Randy Sullivan
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There are no Freaks. No One Has A Ceiling. The Right Baseball Training Camps Prove That! Let’s face it. No matter how far you get in this game… Whether you make it all the way to the hall of fame or fizzle out in Little League, when it’s all said and done, we all become beer league softball players. If you love baseball and your desire is to play for as long as you can, you need to keep earning one thing… A jersey. As long as you have a jersey, you have a chance. When you’re in middle school, […]

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 […]

Students From FBR Baseball Training Programs Rake in $8.042 Million In Signing Bonuses In 2017 MLB Draft

by Randy Sullivan
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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? Plenty Of First Timers At Our Baseball Training Programs Do it…

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 […]