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The Enemy of Your Success Is…

by Randy Sullivan
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You have a dream. You want to play in college. You want to get drafted. You want to play in the pros. You can do it. We truly believe anyone can learn to throw 90+mph and play in college… get drafted… and play in the pros.  Why are we so sure?  Because God doesn’t make junk and human tissue doesn’t have a free will. If we add a training stimulus, your body cannot decide not to participate.  It must respond the the stimulus we impart.  The key is to add the right training stimulus at the right time and at […]

Strangle The Suck Out Of It

by Randy Sullivan
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Championship seasons suck until they’re over and you get to bask in the glory. They suck because they’re demanding, grueling, full of pressure, etc…but a winning player is one who knows how to embrace the suck! Nobody knows that better than an army man. Here’s what I mean: Last week I got a call from my middle son,  US Army 2Lt Ryan Sullivan.  Ryan is currently stationed at Ft. Benning, GA in training to become a tank commander.  He sounded tired. “How’s it going?” I asked. “It sucks. But, I love it.” He continued. “Yesterday they gave us a reconnaissance […]

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 […]