January 2018 / 3 posts found

Orthopedic Surgeons Endorse FBR Approach

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A few social media bombardiers nuked me recently when I said: Despite resistance from the mainstream, three separate orthopedic surgeons agree with the statement and have endorsed our process at The Florida Baseball Ranch. Dr. Ed Fehringer is from Omaha, NE. We have worked with his son for a few years now. Here’s what he say: “As an orthopaedic surgeon that specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery, I found myself frequently judging most baseball families as delusional when I would see…

Strangle The Suck Out Of It

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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?”…

SAVAGE = Deadlifts, Squats and Bench Press?

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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…