Welp. Who would have believed this? To preface this I hope everyone is doing ok. Stay healthy! Since we all have more downtime, here’s this month’s edition of stuff to check out.
This was a really good podcast (I love Dave Chang). Angela Duckworth wrote a book called Grit and they delve deep into the subjects of perseverance and work ethic – but the scope of the talk is far broader than that. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
The Problem With Pivot Picks – Taylor Burns
I wrote this in-depth blog about some common flaws I see in this great throwing drill and how to address them – specifically how we used the pivot pick to change how a remote athlete of mine was throwing. So far he had some really solid results.
This resource from two of the best in the industry has been phenomenal. It was well worth the investment and I would put it near the top of must-read resources for strength and conditioning professionals.
This was a really good article by Dean directed towards fitness professionals in light of the current reality we are all faced with.
Below is an awesome IG post about the issues with putting too much stock in static posture assessments. While it is certainly important to take note of an individual’s resting posture – it’s only to know their starting point. If you were to only look at resting posture you’d end up with a lot of false assumptions.
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Posture correction is often touted as necessary to help with pain. It assumes people adopt static postures that overload joints leading to pain and wear and tear. We hear made up disorders like the “lower crosses syndrome” that suggest a combo of weak or tight muscles pull the body into some “poor” posture. The “fix” assumes that these muscles can be loosened or activated or deactivated or some other nonsense. My new favourite BS is that a muscle is both “long and tight” Ugh. Regardless, changing posture doesn’t work this way and isn’t needed. If you think someone has too much lordosis it’s not something to worry about. That resting static posture is not a position people stay in. We live in flexion. Greater than 90% of the day sees us avoiding upright lordosis and going into flexion. Lower crossed syndrome is just one other Biomechanical bogeyman that can stay in the closet with Gluteal amnesia, faulty firing patterns and core instability.
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It’s always special when an athlete hits their first 90 off the mound!
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Always a special day when an athlete pops their first 90! Fired up for Myles, a high school senior, who has made the drive from Lacombe three times a week to train with us since August ______________________________ #AbsoluteHumanPerformance #AHPEliteBaseballDevelopment #AHPFamily #DevotedToDrivenAthletes
I published this thread outlining some of the things Myles does well in his delivery which allows him to throw 90 mph, as well as what we are working on to make that next step.