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Baseball Stuff You Should Read: 12/14/12

Here’s the latest installment of baseball stuff you should read for December:

The Origin of Throwing Programs + Mechanical Myth – I recently received an email from Alan Jaeger saying he had recently published a new article regarding the origin of the 120-foot throwing program, and why placing restrictions on an arm (especially a Long Toss arm) can be very detrimental.  I gave it a read and the first thing I thought was that I need to get this out to every baseball player and coach I know.  If you read just one thing today, make it this article.

Crossfit for Baseball? – With the rise in popularity of Crossfit, many baseball players and other athletes have turned to strength and conditioning professionals to find out if Crossfit is a good training option for them.  In this particular article, Eric Cressey breaks it all down and helps baseball players, parents, and coaches understand why Crossfit is not a good idea for ballplayers.

Alcohol and Performance – Alcohol plays a big part in our culture.  But how does it affect your playing ability?  In this short article I wrote a while back, you’ll learn about a research study that reported alcohol can have negative effects on athletic performance nearly 60 hours after consumption.  Definitely a must read for high school and college ballplayers.


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About The Author

Phil Tognetti, CSCS

Phil Tognetti, CSCS, is the founder and editor of The Full Windup. He has written the eBook ARMing for Success which teaches players and coaches how to set up a proper throwing program. You can learn more about him here and connect with him on Facebook and Twitter.