Rotational ability is one of the key components in transferring power from the lower half and core towards either the catcher (pitching) or ball (hitting). Developing proficiency in this area will help further progress the efficiency of a complete power … Read more >
About Gerry DeFilippo
Strength coach for the USPHL New Jersey Hitmen and strength and speed specialist. A Certified Physical Preparation Specialist certified by Joe DeFranco and Jim Smith with a B.S. in business from Rutgers University. I work with athletes from a variety of sports and levels and help enhance on-field performance and injury prevention via strength, speed, and mobilization focused programming.
As I become more involved with strength and speed training with baseball players it is increasingly obvious that the 60-yard dash is a bad metric to use to test “true baseball speed.”
I put “true baseball speed” in quotes because … Read more >
One of the most common questions I get is related how to properly warm up. This includes questions on static stretching and its role in warming up prior to a training session or athletic event.
Many people are mislead when … Read more >