Baseball

Avoid Overtraining

Athletes need to allow adequate recovery in between training sessions to avoid the negative effects of overtraining. 

Misconceptions about Fat

What comes to mind when you think of the nutrient “fat”? For most people, the immediate response is that the word is associated with a negative connotation. They may assume that it will lead to them gaining weight or becoming more sluggish.

Mental Visualization

Picture a perfect day for a game or match. Is the sun out? Is the sky clear? Can you smell the freshly cut grass?

Now think of the other team that you will be playing. What do they look like? Are they tall, fast, skilled, or all of the above?

Core Strength & Stability

Core stability is a popular topic for discussion amongst athletes, trainers, and those involved in the fitness world. It is important to clarify why the core is so crucial to an athlete's training and to define what it means to have a strong and stable core. 

Long Term Athletic Development

This past week on September 27 marked the 10th anniversary of “The Promise” speech made by Tim Tebow.  See it here and what it meant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI44yk9TSdI

That got me thinking.  What’s one of the most celebrated athletes in college history and former NFL quarterback doing these days?  Well, he’s been a professional baseball player in the New York Mets organization for the past few years.  How can he pull that off you may ask?  Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD) and non – specialization of his youth sports.

Are You Getting Enough Sleep to Recover?

Sleeping is an aspect of recovery that has recently become more emphasized amongst athletes and non-athletes alike. As an athlete, the body is frequently put under great stress with training in order to improve performance in athletic competition. Therefore, proper 

Nutrition Essentials for Sports Performance

Proper nutrition is essential in optimizing performance and enhancing recovery prior to and following exercise. Before an athlete participates in a training session or game it is important that they consume a proper meal containing a balance of carbohydrates

Nutrition Essentials for Sports Performance

Proper nutrition is essential in optimizing performance and enhancing recovery prior to and following exercise. Before an athlete participates in a training session or game it is important that they consume a proper meal containing a balance of carbohydrates

Baseball Safety: Before Taking the Field

First and foremost, know your athletes.

Sliding Techniques in Baseball: Which is Safer? Which is Faster?

If you've been paying attention to the Major League Baseball season, and particularly if you're an Angels fan, you've probably heard about Mike Trout's injury that is going to result in surgery and DL stint for the first time in his career.  Trout injured the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb while sliding head first into second base.  This is a somewhat common injury in baseball due the prevalence of head first sliding, which is why you see many players now donning a protective hand and finger guard while running the bases.  Clearly, this indicates that there is an increased risk 

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