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John Wooden's Greatest Quotes

posted Nov 7, 2013, 12:36 PM by Er Fitness

"Talent is God given.  Be humble, fame is man driven.  Be grateful, conceit is self-driven.  Be careful." John Wooden

Heavy Lifting for Pitchers

posted Nov 7, 2013, 12:35 PM by Er Fitness

I've been training some high school baseball pitchers and the subject of heavy lifting and increased pitching velocity came up.  Whereas some coaches are in the long toss camp and some are in the weighted ball camp the real "fussin and fightin" comes in when you mention the role of strength training.  I think there have been enough studies to support the heavy lifters but you decide.

God's Food

posted Nov 7, 2013, 12:34 PM by Er Fitness

Expensive supplements are constantly marketed to athletes old and young alike. But even though protein needs are greater for the strength training population there are much cheaper and better alternatives. Eggs are still misunderstood by many but provide tremendous nutritional value and remain the benchmark by many scientist for judging other foods.

To Stretch Or Not To stretch

posted Nov 7, 2013, 12:33 PM by Er Fitness

For years we were told that you had to stretch to prevent injuries. Stretch before practices, stretch before games, stretch before you take the dog for a walk, stretch, stretch, stretch. But like with anything else the truth of the matter should have some supporting evidence. Read on.

A Perspective on Youth Sports

posted Nov 7, 2013, 12:32 PM by Er Fitness

Sometimes you read a letter and wish you could have said it better.  In this case, not a chance!  Read on...

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