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ESPN Sweet Spot blogger Joe Janish and baseball pitching motion expert Angel Borrelli discuss MLB pitchers' injuries and provide injury prevention guidance and performance tips for baseball coaches, pitchers, and parents of all ages. In this episode, injuries suffered by Masahiro Tanaka, Doug Fister, Chase Whitley, Shane Greene, Jonathon Niese, and Stephen Strasburg.
Topics include: What is an elbow flexor strain, and what should a pitcher do if he is suffering from that injury, and what can pitchers do to prevent it? What should a pitcher do when experiencing soreness in the arm? What does it mean when a pitcher has "tingling" in his fingers? What is "ulnar neuritis" and how is that kind of injury treated? What is the importance of the front/landing foot in the pitching motion and what can happen if a pitcher -- like Strasburg -- has weakness in it?
Also, Angel tackles several myths about pitching, including: should pitchers run after pitching to reduce lactic acid? Can a pitcher safely pitch twice in one day? Can pitchers also be catchers? Should pitchers use a softball to practice the curveball? and other bad advice facing pitchers and coaches starting summer ball.
Finally, Angel provides a velocity tip that is easy to accomplish for every pitcher at every level.
ESPN Sweet Spot blogger Joe Janish talks with baseball pitching motion expert Angel Borrelli. Two injuries are discussed in depth. First, the broken elbow suffered by Oakland Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker, who was rehabbing from his second Tommy John surgery. Second, Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Drew Smyly's shoulder injury -- Angel goes into detail to explain a labrum tear and how the role of the labrum and shoulder in the pitching motion. Finally, Angel offeres two baseball pitching velocity tips; the first involving the wrist, the second focused on the importance of the glove arm and how it controls rotation. Refer to OnBaseball.com for photos illustrating the tips described.
Baseball pitching motion expert Angel Borrelli and Joe Janish discuss in detail Justin Verlander's triceps cramp, why it happened, his risk of continuing to pitch with it, how the issue can be fixed, and what pitchers should do if they suffer similar symptoms. In doing so, Angel explains the scientific process of diagnosing and fixing pitching mechanics. Also, Angel uses Masahiro Tanaka's minor UCL tear as an example of what can happen when pitchers pitch through major injuries. Additionally, Angel answers a question from a listener regarding whether weighted balls and weighted ball programs are worthwhile for improving pitching performance. Finally, listeners are treated to a free tip to increase a baseball pitcher's velocity, which will be more easily understood when you see the photo displayed here.
New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler's UCL tear, Tommy John surgery, and the road he took in getting to the operating table are discussed in detail by baseball pitching motion expert Angel Borrelli and Joe Janish. In the process, Angel dispels myths about pitching through pain, the thought that "pitching is unnatural," as well as the idea that pitching injuries are "inevitiable." Instead, she provides hope, clarity, and guidance toward preventing pitching injuries. Additionally, she offers the most fundamental key to pitching velocity.
The Playground of Life: Charitable New Book of Poetry, from London Writer, Examines War Between Ego & the Divine Self.John Lennon was absolutely right, the world needs more love. Nobody knows this better than S.R. Lore who, after being diagnosed with a long-term health condition, has spent her entire life seeing the world from a critical yet positive perspective. She, like Lennon, is committed to bringing more humanity and peace to life’s proceedings.As an accomplished poet, Lore is finally publishing her first collection titled ‘The Playground of Life’ a small book with a boundless and powerful big message.The poems in 'The Playground of Life' are mostly from personal experiences on reflection. It analyses life and relationships, especially, love. As some of the poems are written at different periods in the author's life the tone and mood changes to reflect that time and situation.Furthermore, because S.R.Lore grew up with a long-term health condition, she started exploring the meaning of life from a spiritual aspect from an early age. The poems also relate to the conflicted role that one has with oneself when it comes to spiritual matters which she call 'the war between the ego and the divine self'. “I, like millions, have always struggled in a battle between spirituality and the ego. While most let these forces pass them by, I saw it as the perfect topic to focus on through poetry,” explains Lore. “It carries a very transformative message that the world needs to hear, particularly at the current time when discord has never been more prevalent.”But Lore’s project is far from personal gain, as she proudly explains.“50% of each sale will be donated to the UCL Hospital and FareShare, two organizations that have benefited me personally yet suffer from a severe lack of funding.‘The Playground of Life’, from Spiderwize, http://amzn.to/1BPSWLW
The Rising Apple Report returns with it's 96th episode! Sam Maxwell hosts, with Staff Writers Rich Sparago and Mike Lecolant joining him on a fantastic spring afternoon post-snow to talk all things Mets!
Well, another pitcher down to Tommy John Surgery after Zack Wheeler's elbow MRI revealed a full UCL tear. We'll discuss the situation, what it means for his career and what it means for the Mets rotation.
The lefties seem to be doing better lately, but nothing overwhelming, causing the Mets to possibly explore the end-of-spring waiver wire for southpaw bullpen help. We'll discuss some of those candidates and talk about our own preferences.
And of course, with no Mets number to discuss, we will talk about the 1996 Metsian season.
So, join us at 2pm ET for the latest edition of the Rising Apple Report!
In the "YARD GOATS!" edition, Jeffrey and Chris actually recorded before the announcement of YARD GOATS, so this podcast is mostly full of sad things (unless you are a Swedish soccer fan). We touch on Zack Wheeler's torn UCL, discuss our most gut-punching moments as a Mets fan, and consider Wilmer Flores, Mets Opening Day shortstop (again). There are some happy things, we suppose. David Wright hit a big dong, Lucas Duda will probably be good again, and Ronny is an Amazin' Avenue reader apparently (and has some damn stylish glasses). Oh, and definitely stick around for a discussion of Aderlin Rodriguez batting practice laser shows.
Baseball pitching motion expert Angel Borrelli and coach Joe Janish discuss multiple injuries occurring during MLB 2015 spring training. Among the topics include New York Mets pitcher Josh Edgin, who was diagnosed with a "stretched ligament" in his elbow, and was described as having "dead arm." Also, they discuss Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee's decision to pitch through a torn flexor. They also follow up on Episode 3 subjects Yu Darvish, who is undergoing Tommy John surgery, and Gavin Floyd, who has re-fractured his olecranon. Joe and Angel also re-visit the velocity-robbing flaw of "sinking," comparing to "drop-and-drive," providing information that may be surprising to fans of Tom Seaver. On a positive note, they highlight Washington Nationals pitcher Matt Thornton, who is still throwing 95+ MPH at the age of 38 -- how does he maintain that velocity at that age? Additionally, a shout-out of congratulations to College Park High School senior Joe DeMers, who pitched a perfect game against powerhouse Monte Vista. Finally, Angel provides a secret to pitching velocity -- one that helped DeMers pitch his perfecto.
Baseball pitching motion expert Angel Borrelli and Joe Janish discuss the rash of pitching injuries suffered in the first week of 2015 spring training games. Is long toss a good idea when a pitcher has a sore arm and/or a possible arm injury? Should he "throw through" soreness? A particular focus on Gavin Floyd's chronic and recurring elbow injuries, as well as the contrast between how Yu Darvish and Mark Appel reacted to warning signs experiened during their pregame warmups. Other pitchers discussed include Cliff Lee, Brandon Cumpton, Tim Collins, Adam Wainwright, and Vincent Velasquez. Finally, Angel shares a secret to pitching velocity.
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Eric is currently Professor in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine at University College London. Eric is also a consultant obstetrician at the Portland Hospital for Women & Children, and is one of the leading specialists in his field worldwide. Born in Belgium, Eric is the father of two sons, and is one of the two original founders of the Mermaid Retreat.
Mermaid is in a unique position to carry out front line research on a number of important areas relating to pregnancy and the postnatal period. Under guidance from our Advisory Board Mermaid intends to become a centre of excellence renowned for pioneering work in this area.
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Pitching motion expert Angel Borrelli and baseball coach / blogger Joe Janish talk about MLB pitching injuries, how they may have occurred, and how pitching injuries in general can be prevented. They briefly metnion Jonny Venters' third UCL tear, and why it may have happened. They also discuss Homer Bailey's torn flexor tendon, going in-depth to describe the flexor and its role in the pitching motion, and Bailey's risk of suffering another arm injury in the future. Angel and Joe also go over Danny Duffy's recent shoulder inflammation and how it may be related to his previous UCL tear and Tommy John surgery. Finally, Angel and Joe take on the theory that baseball pitchers should be playing other sports during the offseason, suggesting that Dr. James Andrews' recommendation may have been misinterpreted.
Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is an international authority in psychological profiling, consumer analytics, and talent management. He is a Professor of Business Psychology at University College London (UCL), Vice President of Research and Innovation at Hogan Assessments, and has previously taught at New York University and the London School of Economics.
Dr Tomas has published 7 books and over 100 scientific papers, making him one of the most prolific social scientists of his generation. His work has received awards by the American Psychological Association and the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences, to which he is now director.
Dr Tomas is also the director of UCL's Industrial-Organisational and Business Psychology programme, and an Associate to Harvard's Entrepreneurial Finance Lab.
Over the past 15 years, he has consulted to a range of clients in the financial services (JP Morgan, HSBC, Prudential), advertising (Havas, Fallon, BBH), media (Yahoo!, MTV, Endemol), consumer goods (Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser), fashion (LVMH, Net-a-Porter) and government (British Army, Royal Mail, National Health Service) sectors.
Dr Tomas' media career comprises over 70 TV appearances, including the BBC, CNN, and Sky, and regular features in Harvard Business Review. Dr Tomas is a keynote speaker for the Institute of Economic Affairs and the co-founder of metaprofiling.com, a digital start-up that enables organisations to identify individuals with entrepreneurial talent. He lives in London and New York.
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