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Elite Baseball Development Podcast
40 minutes | 6 days ago
81. Tyler Kinley
Relief Pitcher for the Colorado Rockies Tyler Kinley jumps on the podcast to discuss his journey of perseverance to the big leagues, his experience identifying what made him elite and learning how to leverage that to grow his game, and the development of his nasty primary pitch, a 89-mph, 2500 RPM slider that he relies on for nearly 60% of his pitches.
24 minutes | 12 days ago
80. Should Pitchers Bench Press?
Eric Cressey tackles one of the most debated topics in baseball development; should pitchers bench press?
66 minutes | a month ago
79. AJ Ramos
Colorado Rockies reliever AJ Ramos joins us on the podcast to discuss developing into the pitcher he is today, creating a mindset for success in the big leagues, and his return from both elbow and shoulder surgery.
73 minutes | a month ago
78. Fine-Tuning the Fascial System w/ Bill Parisi
Founder of Parisi Franchise Systems and and renowned speed coach Bill Parisi dives into fascia and the principles of training the fascial system for both performance and rehabilitation outlining the details of his new book “Fascia Training: A Whole-System Approach.”
56 minutes | a month ago
77. Managing Baseball Injuries w/ Dr. Christopher Camp
For the 2nd episode of our Sports Medicine Series on the EBDP, prolific orthopedic surgeon, professor, and researcher and Minnesota Twins Medical Director, Team Physician, and Director of High Performance Dr. Christopher Camp explains: - his research into sports injuries, specifically in the throwing arm - what the most common injuries are for baseball players - why shoulder injuries are on the decline in baseball but elbow injuries are increasing reciprocally - why more attention needs to be paid to the adjacent joints of injury sites - the alarming fact that injury rates in youth players are increasing at a faster rate than those of professional athletes - selling athletes on injury-prevention programs - differentiating between UCL repair and reconstruction - rethinking the methods of Tommy John surgery - understanding the demands of UCL in the throwing motion - how active restraints aid in the acceptance of force across the elbow joint - ulnar transposition: when should medical professionals do it? - the normal adaptations of the throwing shoulder and why no throwing arm will look healthy on an MRI - Dr. Camp's algorithm for deciding to perform shoulder surgery - concerns and considerations for Bennett Lesions - Bicep-Labral Complex injuries and how sports medicine professionals can better manage the complexity of these injuries in throwing populations - thoracic outlet syndrome and how our understanding of this injury has evolved in recent years - what the most valuable measures for assessing the shoulder are - why we should care about total motion at the shoulder as opposed to internal rotation deficit - looking beyond the motion of the shoulder and into the the trunk and lower extremities for answers regarding arm injuries -what exactly he hopes to research into the future including: optimizing Tommy John surgical practices and individualizing rehabilitation programs
83 minutes | 2 months ago
76. Performance Principles and Progressions w/ Kelly Starrett
Welcome to our Sports Medicine Series on the EBDP! On today's show, renowned PT, author, and speaker Kelly Starrett talks: - becoming a savage generalist before specializing as a coach - the power of connecting inputs and outputs for creating lasting change in our clients - understanding when enough strength is enough and why to prioritize regaining and recoordinating ROM - social media strategies for success in the fitness industry - why simplification reigns supreme for creating consistent habits - strategies for managing movement-related issues, like hyper mobility - the language of strength and conditioning - the shortcomings of his early coaching career and the lessons learned on the path of professional development - the power of walking for systemic health - mobilizing a sedentary youth
31 minutes | 3 months ago
75. Does Early Sports Specialization Work?
Eric Cressey sits down in this monthly Q&A to discuss if early sports specialization is worth the investment, what the potential risks and rewards for specializing early, and how parents and coaches alike can facilitate the best development for their athletes.
67 minutes | 3 months ago
74. A Model for Movement w/ Ty Terrell
CSP-MA Director of Performance John O'Neil sits down with friend and Performance Coach for the Atlanta Hawks Ty Terrell. Ty's professionally journey demonstrates the power of gaining experience as he has grown from his roots of coaching youth sports camps to now developing athletes at the highest level of basketball. He discusses the need for coaches to develop a large sample size and find the true value in executing reps in their craft. Ty dives into the details of assessment and how he uses the squat specifically to understand a client's ability to unload and load their joints, and he goes on to highlight the movement competencies of elite throwers. Ty believes that all complexities of movement can be boiled down to basic, foundational principles, and he discusses the structuring of his model for movement, designing exercises that translate to performance, and implementing new learnings into practical application with clients. Ty further explains that the science of coaching is nothing without the art of it mentioning how coaches can better build rapport with athletes, evaluate an athlete's performance needs, and leverage professional networks to develop as a coach. At the end of the day, Ty emphasizes his passion for movement and developing athletes, his gratitude to the trenches, his prior experiences, and life-long mentors, and the lessons learned for building a model for movement.
79 minutes | 4 months ago
72. Kevin Youkilis
Former Red Sox star Kevin Youkilis talks about developing discipline in the box, making the real-time adjustments that matter at the plate, the power of being versatile defensively, the current complexity bias in professional baseball, and making youth athletics fun again.
53 minutes | 4 months ago
71. Making Movement Better w/ Bill Hartman
Bill Hartman, renowned physical therapist and co-owner of IFAST Physical Therapy, discusses how his perspective has changed since first entering the world of rehabilitation nearly 30 years ago, what is infrasternal angle and how can we use this assessment tool to impact performance, how much strength is too much strength for athletes, and how professionals can continue to evolve their craft and remain curious learners.
54 minutes | 4 months ago
70. Tom Koehler
Former big leaguer Tom Koehler discusses developing a grinder's mentality, learning to differentiate his curveball and slider, consistently starting in a 5-day rotation for nearly 8 years, and the capsular shoulder injury that ended his career.
54 minutes | 4 months ago
69. Tackling Controversial Throwing Topics w/ Mike Reinold
Owner of Champion PT, senior medical advisor to the Chicago White Sox, and award winning physical therapist Mike Reinold sits down with Eric to tackle two of the most pressing baseball performance topics: the loss of shoulder internal rotation in throwing populations and the sleeper stretch, weighted ball training and maximizing your throwing development, and how Mike's research provides clarity in these areas.
57 minutes | 5 months ago
68. From Negative to Neutral w/ Trevor Moawad
Renowned mental conditioning coach and strategic advisor for elite athletes and organizations alike Trevor Moawad discusses what the current shortcomings of sports psychology are, why unconditional positivity is not the answer for developing an elite mentality, how truly impactful negativity is and why individuals need to eliminate it from their life, and what is influence and how parents and coaches can better shrive, guide, and influence their players.
51 minutes | 5 months ago
67. Biomechanics in Baseball w/ Dr. Glenn Fleisig
Research Director of ASMI and renowned biomechanist Dr. Glenn Fleisig talks about being at the forefront of integrating biomechanics into the world of baseball, his research and what science tells us about the mechanics of throwing, where the future of biomechanics is heading, and what areas of study the industry should work to close the gap on in baseball.
27 minutes | 5 months ago
66. July 2020 Q&A
Eric answers 4 listener-submitted questions including: what the best recovery drills are after pitching, how collegiate pitchers should adjust their throwing and training to prepare for the 2021 season, what advice he has for S&C coaches looking to specify in the development of baseball players, and what the focus of high school athletes' strength training should be, sport-specific or more general.
45 minutes | 5 months ago
65. Josh Lindblom
Pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers Josh Lindblom highlights finding his identity as a reliever, his experience playing baseball in the KBO and how this experience influenced his game, managing a huge usage spike in 2015, and the progression of his pitch arsenal through his career, including the development of a splitter and cutter.
54 minutes | 5 months ago
64. Developing College Pitchers w/ Dusty Blake
Dusty Blake Pitching Coach at Duke University discusses the transformation of Duke baseball under Chris Pollard, the true definition of being blue collar, effectively using Trackman and other data resources for impacting player performance, maximizing the college recruiting process, and relying on brutal honesty and conviction to routine as the means for performing consistently.
57 minutes | 6 months ago
63. Antoan Richardson
First-base coach for the San Francisco wants Antoan Richardson dives into being the Bahamian baseball player to play in the MLB and the culture of baseball in the Bahamas, developing the skills of base stealers and outfielders, scoring the game winning run on Deter Jeter's final hit in Yankee Stadium, and how is is working to be ambassador for his home country, specifically through Project Limestone.
76 minutes | 6 months ago
62. Safer Sprint Training w/ Derek Hansen
Speed training specialist and consultant for multiple professional and national teams Derek Hansen sits down with John Oneil to talk maximizing speed training, coaching sprint technique, rehabilitating hamstring strains, and simplifying his coaching philosophy.
31 minutes | 6 months ago
61. Avoiding Injuries When Baseball Restarts
Eric Cressey sits down to talk about the key factors of player development that need to be considered as baseball restarts, what lessons we can learn from others around the world who have already started playing baseball again, what insights we can gain from previous shutdowns in sports, such as the 2011 NFL Lockdown, how professionals can most appropriately manage players’ workloads as they ramp up to full competition, and how coaches can best transition their athletes into playing baseball again safely.
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