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Building a Better Catcher with Craig Albernaz

CSP Elite Baseball Development Podcast: Building a Better Catcher with Craig Albernaz

By Eric Cressey on October 6, 2022 at 5:40 am

We’re excited to welcome San Francisco Giants bullpen catching coach Craig Albernaz to this week’s podcast. Craig is a retired Cressey Sports Performance athlete and longtime friend of mine who has an outstanding perspective on how the catching position has evolved and where it is going. In this podcast, he talks about the culture change and core competencies that enabled the Giants to win a franchise record 107 games in 2021.

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You can follow Craig on Twitter @Craig Albernaz And on Instagram @Craig Albernaz.

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» CSP Elite Baseball Development Podcast: John Barty

CSP Elite Baseball Development Podcast: John Bertie

By Eric Cressey on September 29, 2022 at 5:26 am

We welcome Miami Marlins utility player Jon Berti to the latest podcast. The current MLB leader in stolen bases, John shares insights on developing speed and refining a baserunning approach. He also speaks to the importance of defensive versatility and highlights how his multi-sport upbringing has contributed to his long-term development.

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You can follow Jon on Instagram @John_Barty.

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What is a pullover exercise?

You’re at the gym, doing your standard workout when your earbuds drop into the music and you hear the trainer nearby. Pullover exercise. You draw a blank. What are those? Should I do them too?

Or maybe you’re a little more familiar with this dumbbell-laden move. You’ve tried a few yourself, but you want to dive deeper into the bells and whistles of how they work.

No matter what stage you’re at, this is a great place to start. Welcome to our training center for understanding pullover exercises. Come one, come all—and prepare to sweat.

What is a pullover exercise?

A pullover exercise, otherwise known as a chest pullover, is a move that involves a dumbbell or barbell and is used to strengthen the chest muscles and/or back muscle groups. This exercise is done lying down, usually on a weight bench, while you pull up a weighted object and Over your head

You can customize pullover exercises to target the chest or back. To target your chest muscles, keep your elbows straight and your arms closed as you move the dumbbell. To get onto your back, bend your elbows slightly outward.

Benefits of pullover exercises

If you want to add barbell and dumbbell pullovers to your upper body workout plan or build strength, start learning how they can benefit you. Pullover exercises are powerful, multi-functional and easy to learn. With a simple movement, you can work your way towards a stronger upper body. Whether you’re working toward weight training and muscle growth or just toning, this workout is great for building upper body strength. With a little patience and plenty of breathing, most people master the barbell or dumbbell pullover exercise after just one session.

Here’s how pullover exercises can pump up your workout routine:

  • Strengthen your chest muscles
  • Strengthen your back muscles
  • Build mobility in the shoulder
  • Help build muscle endurance

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How to do a pullover exercise

Now that you understand the benefits, let’s step into it.

It is important to perform pullover exercises safely and thoughtfully to eliminate the risk of injury. If you can, grab a spotter your first time to monitor your form and help keep you safe. Proper form will ensure that you get the most benefit from pullover exercises.

Here’s how to do a barbell or dumbbell pullover exercise like a pro:

  • Step 1. Select your weight – Start by selecting a dumbbell or barbell to use for pullovers. If you’re not sure what weight to lift, start with 20% of your body weight. You can always level up or down later.
  • Step 2. Find a bench – Lie flat on your back on a weight bench or any bench you have handy. You can rest your head on a bench or some distance away—whichever feels more comfortable. Place your feet flat on the floor.
  • Step 3. Raise Dumbbells – With your arms in a triangle, hold the dumbbell vertically above your head. Grasp the upper end of the weight with your fingers.
  • Step 4. Customize – Here you can either straighten your elbows for a chest-strengthening exercise or butterfly outwards to target those lats.
  • Step 5. Pullover – Inhale, and extend your arms and the weight behind your head as far as you can go without strain, keeping your arms close to your body.
  • Step 6. Pull Back – Exhale, and pull your arms and weights above your head, resuming your starting position.

You should feel your chest, shoulders and back working while doing this pullover exercise. Really focus on your form, and remember to breathe.

How to start the pullover exercise

Pullover exercise has a low barrier to entry. All you need to get started is a bench and a weight. You might be thinking, “How many repetitions should I do??” Start with about 8-10 repetitions and focus on expanding your shoulder range of motion with each set.

Once you’ve mastered the form, you can customize the pullover beyond just focusing on the chest and back. For example, you can lie with your hips off the bench to add an extra stability challenge for your glutes and core. Or, for even more sizzle, lie on a physio ball instead of a bench to get your whole body fired up.

When you’re ready, grab a towel and take these tips for mat pullover exercise success:

  • Start with a small amount of weight and work your way up
  • Keep your breathing steady through the entire range of motion
  • Challenge yourself to expand your range of motion over time
  • Flex your chest and back muscles so they work
  • Keep your lower back in a flat, neutral position
  • Don’t forget to celebrate your empowering achievements!

Pullovers like a pro at Choose Fitness

You don’t have to be a weightlifting pro to master the pullover exercise—but Choose FitnessWe’ll still make you feel like one.

That’s because we have everything you need to feel empowered, welcome and right at home, like our pristine-clean and comfortable workout benches. Plus, you’ll have plenty of helpful spotters within arm’s reach whenever you need them. You may want to add dumbbell exercises like pullovers or dumbbell reverse flies, or if you want to stretch your zone in yoga or other areas. Fitness class, this is the place for you. use’gym near me‘ feature Ichuz The app to find your new workout home.

Join our community, and have fun building a stronger mind, body, and spirit—for as little as $9.99 per month! We can’t wait to greet you at the door.

Reviewed by:

Ani is Vice President of Fitness at Chuz Fitness and oversees the Group Fitness and Team Training departments. He had a 25+ year career in club management, personal training, group exercise and instructor training. Annie lives in San Diego, CA with her husband and son and loves hot yoga, snowboarding and all things wellness.

Source:

  1. YouTube Dumbbell Pullover: Chest or Back Exercise? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YStMv6m2g8
  2. Fits very well. How to Do Dumbbell Pullovers: Correct Form, Variations, and Common Mistakes. https://www.verywellfit.com/how-to-dumbbell-pullover-techniques-benefits-variations-4781595
  3. Healthline. How to do a dumbbell pullover with proper form. https://www.healthline.com/health/fitness/dumbbell-pullover
  4. nutritious Dumbbell pullover for back vs chest. https://www.bodybuildingmealplan.com/dumbbell-pullover/

» CSP Elite Baseball Development Podcast: Mike Brosseau

CSP Elite Baseball Development Podcast: Mike Brosseau

By Eric Cressey on September 22, 2022 at 6:16 am

We welcome Milwaukee Brewers utility player Mike Brosseau to the latest podcast. Mike is an incredible story of a cold-weather free agent who made it to the big leagues through hard work and versatility. His story has many great lessons for players, parents and coaches.

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You can follow Reed on Twitter @MikeBrosseau10 And on Instagram @MikeBroso.

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3 Turf Workouts You’ll Love

Tired of the same ol’ exercise routine? If you’re looking to add a little more excitement to your daily workout, look no further. Whether you’re focusing on cardio, weight training, or flexibility training, the turf area is a great place to interrupt traditional workouts and add some adventure to your fitness journey.

In this article, we’ll explain what turf area workouts are and explore our favorite turf exercises so you can take your fitness journey to a whole new level.

What is a turf workout?

Unlike traditional resistance training methods that use machines or free weights, turf workouts allow the body to engage in physical activity across different planes of motion and with different equipment. It enhances performative results in areas such as:1

  • balance
  • stability
  • combination

Another aspect of gym turf workouts? They do not differentiate cardiovascular endurance or strength training. Rather, they combine the two for an effective total body workout.

On Turf, you can train with a variety of equipment, including:

  • sled
  • Agility ladder
  • plyo box
  • Tractor wheels

In addition, you can also use the turf areas to do body weight exercises, stretches or core work. Either way, it’s the versatility of the turf area workout that makes it They are suitable and effective For people of all ages and fitness levels.

So, without further ado, let’s dive into our top three turf workout recommendations.

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The #1 sled workout

Sled workouts are a great way to work the upper and lower body and strengthen your core while getting your heart rate up. The amount of weight you add to the sled will depend on whether you’re focusing on building strength, speed, or endurance. Or, if you’re a beginner, you don’t need to add any weight.

Here are some ways you can incorporate sled turf workouts into your fitness routine:

  • Push the sled – Position yourself behind the sled, and grip the poles firmly with each hand, positioned near the top of the bars. Make sure your arms are straight, your hips are bent and your core is tight. Then, push with your feet, moving the sled forward.
  • Rabbit hops – Position yourself in the same way as for a sled push, but make sure your back is straight and your feet are shoulder-width apart. When you’re ready to start, push the sled forward and take small hops. These short jumps will burn more calories and focus extra on your legs and glutes.
  • Pull the opposite – Add some pulling action to the mix by pulling the sled. You can use bars or TRX straps to do this. Get into a squat position, and pull the sled toward you while walking backwards, keeping your back straight and your core tight while maintaining your squat.

#2 Agility Ladder Drills

The Agility Ladder Drill is not just for soccer and football players, but anyone interested in improving their speed, coordination and balance. Agility ladders are also ideal before starting exercise, as they help raise your heart rate, loosen your muscles and ligaments, and improve your overall reaction rate.

Here are some drills you can do with the agility ladder on turf:

  • Short hopsThis drill is one of the most basic for the agility ladder. You start by jumping from one square to another, landing on each square with both feet Continue this down the entire length of the stairs.

To switch it up and burn each leg more deeply, try going down the length of the ladder using one leg and then coming back up with the other. Doing this will challenge your core strength and balance.

  • high knees – Try to raise your knees down the full length of the stairs, placing one foot on each square as you do. In your starting position, place your feet hip-distance apart and lift one knee with the opposite arm, then switch to the other knee. Use your arms to build momentum and remember to bring your knees up to waist height with each high step.
  • Hopscotch – It may bring back some childhood memories. Start by placing your left or right foot on the first box. Then, jump and straddle the second box, landing both feet outside the ladder. Jump on your opposite foot, landing on the third box of the stairs. Repeat this down the entire length of the stairs.

#3 Battle rope exercise

Battle rope exercises are a great way to burn fat, build strength, and get a kickass cardio workout—and you don’t have to be a Spartan to do them!

Let’s take a look at some of our favorites:

  • Double arm bilateral wavesStart in an upright position with your knees slightly bent. Grab a rope in each hand, making sure your shoulders are back and your core is tight. Allow for some slack in the rope, then swing both arms simultaneously. Your arm movement should not reach below the knee or above the shoulder.
  • Double arm wave with burpees – If you want to spice things up a bit, squat a little deeper than the previous pose while doing your rope swing. Then, after three to five wave motions, release the ropes and jump into a push-up position, perform a burpee and repeat.
  • rope slam – Start in the same position and use the same form as in the first example, but this time use your legs and feet to lift the rope over your head. When the ropes are at their highest level, slam them into the turf and repeat the same motion.

Turfs Up at Choose Fitness

Whether you’re a professional athlete or a fitness enthusiast, turf workouts have many benefits, from strength training to resistance. A Choose Fitness, we offer large indoor and outdoor turf areas at dozens of our locations across the Southwest. See what it’s like to swing a battle rope, push and pull a sled, or use the agility ladder to combine your strength and cardio training.

Or, use the turf for body weight exercises, yoga or stretching.. You can always change up your routine and incorporate different exercises together like pullover exercises, full body HIIT workouts, Bayer workout, Fitness classand more The possibilities are endless, and the journey is yours—but it all starts with a simple online search at Chuze Fitness.”gym near me

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Ani is Vice President of Fitness at Chuz Fitness and oversees the Group Fitness and Team Training departments. He had a 25+ year career in club management, personal training, group exercise and instructor training. Annie lives in San Diego, CA with her husband and son and loves hot yoga, snowboarding and all things wellness.

Source:

  1. ACSM’s Journal of Health and Fitness, 14(6), 24–30. Functional Training: Fad or Here to Stay? https://journals.lww.com/acsm-healthfitness/Fulltext/2010/11000/FUNCTIONAL_TRAINING__Fad_or_Here_to_Stay_.8.aspx

» Cressey Sports Performance – Florida Job Posting: Pitching Coach

Cressy Sports Performance – Florida Job Posting: Pitching Coach

Posted on September 27, 2022 at 11:08 am by Eric Cressey

We rarely publicly post career opportunities for Cressey Sports Performance, but with the growth of our Palm Beach Gardens, FL facility, the time has come.

To that end, we will be hiring a pitching coach to join the CSP-FL team this fall. This position will involve working with clients ranging from middle schoolers to major leaguers.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Pitching coaching in both semi-private and private formats
  • Overseeing pitching advice including video breakdowns and data analysis
  • Writing a throwing program
  • Staff and interns participate in educational in-services
  • Assisting with the setup and analysis of pitching biomechanics evaluations
  • Working as part of staff in youth baseball camps and community outreach

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Experience working with baseball populations
  • Willingness and ability to collaborate with sports medicine professionals and strength and conditioning coaches
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with written communication and Microsoft Excel
  • Familiarity with social media platforms
  • Experience working with pitching-related technology (Rapsodo, Trackman, Edgertronic cameras)
  • Introduction to modern analytics
  • Willingness to work as part of a team

Applicants may submit a resume and cover letter Single PDF document per [email protected]. Application deadline is October 15, 2022.

Cressey Sports Performance is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered without regard to race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under local, state, or federal law.


How to do the reverse fly workout

There’s always more than one way to do something, and reverse fly workouts are no exception. You can do them standing or sitting, with or without weights, using one or two arms, a bench or any bench––there is just so much beauty in such versatility!

If you’re unfamiliar, the reverse fly is a resistance exercise that strengthens the upper body, specifically the posterior shoulder and upper back muscles—particularly the posterior deltoid and rotator cuff muscles.

At this point, you may be asking yourself: why exercise the barely visible muscles, what benefits does this type of workout provide, how to do a reverse fly, and even what a back fly workout is. If so, read on as we explore the answers to all these questions – and more.

How to Fly a Perfect Reverse

Your time and effort are valuable, so anything worth doing is worth doing right—especially when it comes to work. Proper form will increase physical performance, reduce the risk of injury and allow you to reap the maximum benefits.

To that end, check out these steps on how to do a proper dumbbell reverse fly exercise:

  • Stand on a flat surface with your feet hip- or shoulder-width apart. Keep a slight bend in the knees and rest your arms by your sides.
  • Hinge your hips back and bring your chest almost parallel to the ground. Let your arms hang freely and maintain a straight back.
  • Keep a slight bend in the elbows and lift your arms away from each other, toward your shoulders. It should look like you have wings and are making flying motions.
  • Slowly bring your arms down and repeat the exercise. Recurrence will vary from person to person.

At first, this exercise may seem like someone trying to fly with their feet glued to the ground. If, hypothetically, liftoff was Possibly, this could be the result of a pushing motion rather than a pulling motion. But in this case, it’s the latter. Hence the name, opposite fly

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Common Mistakes When Doing a Reverse Fly

When using dumbbells during this exercise, people often swing them using the momentum of the weight rather than the muscle to complete a rep.1 But doing so will not increase muscle strength. Remember, the tortoise, not the hare, wins the race, so use a steady and controlled motion to strengthen the core muscle groups.

If you’re straining to complete a full range of motion with dumbbells, you may be using too much weight. Not only does this result in poor form, it can also lead to injury. Better form and less weight will trump poor form and more weight over time.

Another common mistake people often make when doing a reverse fly is arching or rounding their back. Doing so will add unwanted stress to your lower spine.1 To avoid this, be aware of your form: keep your back straight, core tight, and don’t forget to tuck your chin.

Reverse fly variation

One of the beautiful things about this practice is its adaptability. You can do it at home or at the gym and without bands and weights and never get bored. Whether standing, seated or prone, this is an exercise that anyone can use at any point in their exercise journey.

Below are a few of our favorite ways to incorporate reverse flyes into your workout.

Seated reverse fly

This is an excellent choice for someone who uses dumbbells who may find the standing position uncomfortable. Here, you’re following the same steps we listed above, except you’re sitting down.

There are a few different ways to do this seated dumbbell reverse fly:

  • regular bench – Sit on a bench with your arms at your sides. You’ll still hinge your hips and keep your back straight, but instead of keeping your chest nearly parallel to the floor, you’ll keep it at about a 45-degree angle to your thighs and knees.
  • Incline bench – You can sit forward or backward on the tilting bench. Front seating is a good option for someone who may have problems with hip hinges, while rear seating is for someone looking for more of a physical challenge.

Cable One Arm Reverse Fly

The cable one arm reverse fly is an excellent option to isolate the rear deltoids, establish more core strength, and focus on full range of motion. This variation can be done in the gym using a cable pulley machine:

  • Start in a similar position as indicated above and place the pulley at the same height as your neck.
  • Stand sideways in front of the machine, and stretch your arms across your body using your outside hand to grab the pulley. Tip: Place your other hand on the machine or on your hip for balance during the exercise.
  • As you pull your arms to your sides, exhale slowly. When you feel the contraction of the rear deltoid muscle, hold it briefly and then inhale as you bring it back to the starting point.

Upright reverse fly with band

An advantage of using resistance bands is that they create more tension as they stretch, resulting in greater muscle activity in and around the targeted muscle groups.2 This is a great option for people with lower back pain or difficulty bending.

This variation can be done at the gym or at home, either sitting or standing in an upright position:

  • First, find somewhere to attach the resistance band—ideally, a stationary object. You can anchor it to a door, a fixed beam, or, perhaps, even a tree (if the weather agrees).
  • Make sure the bands are about chest height and hold them with your arms in front of you with the elbows slightly bent. The band should not have any slack. Instead, they should pull and just start stretching.
  • Keep your palms facing inward and arms parallel to the floor. Then, bring your arms back until your elbows are in line with or slightly past your shoulders to maximize range of motion.

Prone reverse fly

This variation can be done in three different positions (depending on a person’s skill level) – on the floor, on a bench or on an exercise ball with or without weights. Doing this variation without weights on a bench or an exercise ball is best for lower back discomfort or previous shoulder injuries.

If you do this exercise on the floor:

  • Lie face down on your stomach with your arms at your sides, angled slightly outward, and palms on the ground.
  • Pull your shoulder blades together and down toward your hips as you slowly lift your arms off the floor.
  • Hold each rep for 2 to 12 seconds and repeat.

If you perform this exercise on a bench:

  • Lower your face with your arms at your sides. Bend your elbows, and place your hands at or slightly above your head.
  • Pull your shoulder blades together and down toward your hips as you lift your arms up.
  • Hold each rep for 2 to 12 seconds and repeat.

If you perform this exercise on an exercise ball:

  • Lie face down on your stomach with your arms out to the sides (think you’re a bird with its wings fully extended).
  • Pull your shoulder blades together as you raise your arms.
  • Hold each rep for 2 to 12 seconds and repeat.

Please note, the more advanced the pose, the harder it will be to hold each rep.

Precautions and safety measures

The reverse fly is a safe exercise for people without shoulder or back injuries. Its versatility makes it a great option for different ages and energy levels.

However, to make sure you’re performing this step with proper form, constantly monitor yourself using these questions as a guide:

  • Are my knees slightly bent?
  • Am I bent at the hips?
  • Do I have a straight back?
  • Tucked into my chin?
  • Am I keeping my core tight?

If you have a recent shoulder or back injury, experience any aches or pains while doing it, or have recently had surgery, it is best to refrain from doing this exercise.

Why You Should Do Inverted Fly Workouts

Although we don’t use our back shoulders and upper back muscles Literally Fly (contrary or otherwise), these muscles are crucial for good posture and daily movement.

In fact, here are some of the benefits that the dumbbell reverse fly can offer:

  • Improved posture and balance
  • Reduced neck pain
  • Supported shoulder straps
  • Expanded chest muscles
  • Strengthening the back shoulder and upper back muscles

Choose Right, Choose Wise, Choose Fitness

Whether you’re looking to incorporate a reverse fly workout or turf workout into your routine, learn about push vs. pull day, or start barre, Choose is your new workout spot. Chuz is not just a gym; We are a community of welcoming, friendly, and supportive people. Whether you’re new to exercise or have worked out your whole life, our fitness centers are designed to create healthy human connections. And healthy body You can even expand your zone Fitness class And know your community.

And the best part is, even if there isn’t one Choose Fitness Center near you, it is still possible to connect to it en-chuze-iastic Community with iChuze subscription, which allows you to participate in virtual workout programs from the comfort of your own home.

To know more, check out Ichuz Fitness today.

Reviewed by:

Ani is Vice President of Fitness at Chuz Fitness and oversees the Group Fitness and Team Training departments. He had a 25+ year career in club management, personal training, group exercise and instructor training. Annie lives in San Diego, CA with her husband and son and loves hot yoga, snowboarding and all things wellness.

Source:

  1. Mayo Clinic. Healthy lifestyle fitness. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/multimedia/reverse-fly/vid-20084679
  2. National Library of Medicine. Muscle activity in upper-body single-joint resistance exercise with elastic resistance bands versus free weights. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5873332/
  3. Harvard Health Publishing. Strength training relieves chronic neck pain. https://www.health.harvard.edu/pain/strength-training-relieves-chronic-neck-pain

Timeless Championship Coaching Techniques with Jerry Weinstein

CSP Elite Baseball Development Podcast: Timeless Championship Coaching Techniques with Jerry Weinstein

By Eric Cressey on September 15, 2022 at 4:11 am

We’re excited to welcome 56-year baseball coaching veteran Jerry Weinstein to this week’s podcast. Jerry has management experience at the high school, college, professional and international levels. He shares insights into how some aspects of coaching have evolved over his career, while some core skills have remained constant. Jerry brings a ton of knowledge regarding catching development and preparation. I love her open-mindedness, humility, and insatiable desire to learn and improve – and I’m sure you will too.

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You can follow Jerry on Twitter @JWonCatching And on Instagram @JWonCatchingor visit www.WeinsteinBaseball.com.

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» CSP Elite Baseball Development Podcast: September 2022 Q&A

CSP Elite Baseball Development Podcast: September 2022 Q&A

By Eric Cressey on September 8, 2022 at 4:06 am

It’s time for another listener Q&A, so I covered three questions from our listeners on this week’s podcast:

  1. Tommy John surgery rates have skyrocketed over the past decade at all levels of baseball. I know you’ve supported some of the highest profile athletes through their rehabilitation at CSP during this time, so I’m curious if there’s been an evolution in your thought process about how you view or manage them?
  2. What is your approach to an athlete with a hip ER/IR total motion difference greater than 10 degrees?
  3. The more I learn, the more stressful programming for athletes becomes. Any tips for this?

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This episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens. It’s an all-in-one superfood supplement containing 75 whole food ingredients designed to support your body’s nutritional needs in 5 key areas of health: 1) Energy, 2) Immune System, 3) Gut Health, 4) Hormones Support and 5 ) healthy aging. the head www.AthleticGreens.com/cressey And claim my special offer today – 10 free travel packs – with your first purchase. I use this product daily and recommend it to our athletes as well. I would encourage you to give it a shot – especially with this great offer.

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What makes a fastball elite with Matt Elmyer

CSP Elite Baseball Development Podcast: What Makes an Elite Fastball with Matt Elmyer

By Eric Cressey on September 1, 2022 at 3:51 am

We’re excited to welcome Cressey Sports Performance – Florida Associate Pitching Coordinator Matt Ellmire to this week’s podcast for an in-depth discussion on how we evaluate baseball’s most important pitch: the fastball. Matt discusses the evolution of fastball usage in the game today and highlights the key metrics used to measure its effectiveness. Finally, he covers pitch characteristics beyond just velocity that pitchers can develop to optimize their fastball.

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You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattElmire And on Instagram @CSPFL_Pitching.

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