Entries by Stephen Osterer

Does Electrical Stimulation Speed Recovery in Baseball Players?

With the recent popularity of electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) units in the baseball world, their general acceptances and inclusion in the recovery process, this article highlights the research and rationale surrounding them. This article will go into the research on EMS and the effectiveness of electrical muscle stimulation compared to other recovery methods.

Can Your Athlete’s Joints Do What You’re Asking Them to Do?

Before attempting to apply a skill acquisition drill to tweak a pitcher’s mechanics, it would be prudent to know what they’re capable of doing. That is, if you don’t know how a pitcher’s joint move in a low effort position, how can you say that they will move on the mound? Before attempting to tweak, shape or alter mechanics it is crucial to know exactly what you’re working with to maximize performance.