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Internal Impingement of the Shoulder – PART IV

Last week we visited external impingement in the shoulder, how it arises, and what to do.  This week we’ll take a look at internal impingement.  Internal impingement is a pathologic condition that can lead to a whole host of problems in the shoulder.  The problem is most commonly seen in overhead throwing athletes, tennis players, volleyball players, swimmers, as well as athletes …

Popular Question and 2 Cents

Every weekend during the fall baseball practices we have herds of recruits and their families to entertain.  Part of the recruiting process involves me laying out the strength and conditioning program that is in place for baseball.  I usually spend about 45 minutes to an hour presenting to a group of 20-30 people.  One of the questions I get asked most often is why I …

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External Impingement – PART III

Continuing on with Part III of our shoulder series we come to impingement and its different forms.  There is internal, and external impingement.  Each comes with its own set of problems as well as treatments.  If you haven’t caught the other two previous parts you can find them below. Shoulder Mobility and the Fist to Fist – Part I Shoulder Series …

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Shoulder Series and the Sleeper – Part II

We’ll continue our shoulder series with Part II today.  You can catch Part I here if you haven’t already. So with the athlete in question that we talked about in Part I the overwhelming question is what do we do with him now. The non glamorous answer is that he will crush soft tissue work, as well as be manually stretched.  We have to …

EliteFTS Article

I had another article posted on EliteFTS.com this past week.  If you haven’t seen it you can check it out here.  Training Rotational Movement Patterns It concerns training rotational movement patterns in the weight room with beginnner / intermediate athletes.  I wrote the article because of all the questions I get on our rotational training movements when you don’t have bands, …

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Shoulder Mobility and the Fist to Fist PART I

Since the first week of school is upon us this means one thing for the baseball program at TCU; movement screens.  The last 4 days of my life have been evaluating, measuring, and deciphering movement.  I recently uploaded a few videos that give some quality examples of the overhead squat, both good and poor.  I’ll post on those in the …

New Interview

The Fall semester has begun finally and hopefully I will have a chance to get to posting more regularly.  The past three weeks have been full with Fall camp for Football.   Not only that but I spent a large majority of the time putting the finishing touches on the Annual Plan for Baseball, as well as the Fall training plan.  …

Bench Press vs. Pushup

The pushup article I posted on EliteFTS.com has been a popular link lately and yesterday I got a question on the article from Brian.  It’s a good question and one that confuses a lot of people. What You Don’t Know about the Push-up Could you explain why you say, “The scapula is allowed to go through its full range of …

Rotational Movement Series

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately from high school coaches about our baseball training.  The number one thing is how to implement rotational work into their training.  Most small schools and high schools don’t have access to cables / bands, or they have so many kids that due to time constraints they wouldn’t be feasible anyway.  I’ve uploaded …

Umpires!!! and a good article!

With baseball in mind this week I’ll think we’ll stick to that theme.  The following video is great.  I think umpires can make us all feel like this on certain days.  If you’re not a fan of foul language this video probably isn’t for you.  It’ll give you a little insight as to what happens on the field during an …