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RESEARCH REVIEW: Showcases and UCL Injuries in Elite Professional Pitchers

Showcases and UCL Injuries in Elite Professional Pitchers Recent research by Peter K. Kriz, MD and colleagues in the Division of Sports Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School in Providence, RI has revealed interesting information concerning the relationship between the number of High School Showcases attended, ulnar collateral ligament injuries requiring reconstruction (UCL-R) and […]

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Lower extremity power, spin rate and velocity in pro pitchers

Wong, R, et. al. Relationship between lower body extremity power and fastball spin rate and ball velocity in professional baseball pitchers. J Strength Cond Res. 37(4):823-828, April 2023. Lower extremity power has been hypothesized to increase ball spin and velocity during pitching in baseball. Purpose: The purpose of this study was two-fold: To determine the relationship

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Hydra Running for Recovery and Fitness

Hydra Running for Recovery and Fitness By Gene Coleman, Ed. D., RSCC*E Hydra running has been used by athletes in several sports to enhance recovery and maintain or improve fitness while avoiding the lower-extremity pounding that comes with land-based running.  Several track athletes have set personal best and/or World Records after deep water training and

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BREAKFAST ON-THE-GO OPTIONS

Breakfast On-the-Go Options By Roberta Anding, RD Regardless of whether you are a player, coach, umpire or parent, your mother was right – “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” It breaks the overnight fasting period, replenishes your supply of glucose to increase energy, improves alertness and provides other essential nutrients required for good health

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Beat the Heat and Dehydration During Summer Baseball/Softball

Beat the Heat and Dehydration During Summer Baseball/Softball Beat the Heat and Dehydration During Summer Baseball/Softball  PBSCCS consulted with several sports nutritionists and developed the following information for players, parents and coaches on baseball and softball teams that are competing in summer practice sessions and games. Coaches, parents and players know that hydrated athletes perform

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Refueling During, Between, and After Baseball/Softball Games

Refueling During, Between and After Baseball/Softball Games PBSCCS was recently contacted by a mom who wanted to know what she could do to improve the stamina and performance of her 16U son and 14U daughter when they played multiple games per day in tournament play. She said that they seemed to run out of gas

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