For many years I’ve been asked a number of questions about “when” and “how” pitchers should train in the off-season to best prepare for their upcoming season. Because there are so many variables in each case, it’s not usually a … Read more >
One of the foundational pillars of any program for baseball players is an arm care program. Yet, this is often one of the most neglected areas I’ve seen. Many collegiate baseball players, let alone high school and youth baseball players, … Read more >
This article, How to Get the Most Out of the Start of Your Baseball Offseason, was originally featured on MikeReinold.com.
It’s been a long summer of baseball and it is time to start thinking about your offseason training … Read more >
I have a saying that I always used when I discuss how and why baseball pitchers sustain injuries:
Baseball pitchers get injured when they’re tight or they’re tired.
I know, it’s not that profound of a statement, but I really … Read more >
Over my career, I’ve been fortunate to work with a wide variety of baseball players. I’ve worked with everyone from youth to MLB Cy Young winners, and I’ve also worked with hundreds of healthy and injured baseball players.
I have … Read more >
When working with overhead athletes, optimal positioning and function of the shoulder complex is vital for sustained performance. Whether you’re a high school outfielder or major league pitcher optimal development and function of the serratus anterior and the deep abdominals … Read more >
It seems like we are starting to see more and more injuries to the latissimus dorsi, or lat, in baseball pitchers than ever before.
20 years ago, lat injuries in baseball pitchers were fairly rare. You always had the one … Read more >
The latissimus dorsi muscle is important in baseball players.
The lats can be a baseball player’s best friend as well as their worst enemy at times. The lats are an expansive muscle group originating in the low back and ending … Read more >
The two most commonly reported areas of pain in baseball players are the shoulder and elbow.
However, the area in pain may not actually be causing the pain itself.
The body is a chain and weakness in one link of … Read more >