The Long Toss Debate (Part II): The Benefits

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In Part I of this series on long toss, we took a look at the broader debate: the Believers, the Naysayers, pros and cons… As promised, Parts II and III will dive deeper into each side. Today we’ll take a look at some of the arguments in favor of long toss, and why the Believers feel it’s an important component of a pitcher’s training regimen.

Generally speaking, long toss means getting your feet ...

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16 Takeaways from the Cressey Performance Seminar

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On Sunday, Oct. 28th (pre-Sandy, feels like a long time ago now), I was fortunate to attend the Cressey Performance Seminar at Eric Cressey’s training center in Hudson, MA. First off, the facility itself is awesome – no wasted space full of fancy machines or treadmills. Just hardcore training equipment and plenty of room for moving around a building power. They’ve also got two lanes for bullpens, a long turf lane for sprints and sled drags, and (maybe my favorite) ...

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Off-Season Training for Pitchers: Part II

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In my last article on off-season pitching workouts I talked about how your off-season training can make or break your pitching career. Today as a follow up, I’m going to lay out 5 simple steps for maximizing your off-season pitching workouts.

Youth pitchers who throw year-round are at much greater risk of arm injury. I’ll again reference the 2006 study that found:

“Adolescent throwers who pitched more than eight months per year were ...

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