SETPRO Presentation baseballthinktank Palooza 2016 “20 Years of Intent….” Part 1

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Is one of my more ambitious undertakings. I presented it at Lantz Wheeler’s baseballthinktank Palooza 2016 attended by over 200 high school, college, minor and major league coaches. It chronicles my attempts to understand how to optimally throw a baseball and swinging a bat starting in the year 1962. It covers the founding of SETPRO in 1995, a time that …

PCRW For Hitters…. An Introduction Part 1

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Concepts that I have developed here at SETPRO such as scapula loading, pelvic loading, beach ball, bow-flex-bow to name a few have always caused many people to have "semantic angina". What is PCRW? Part 1 a brief summary of where PCRW "came from". Simplicity of the swing comes from understanding that a high-level swing is nothing more than making sure …

FUN-SPEC, More Than Just A “Plyo” Wall….

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I built FUN-SPEC May of 2002 to test some ideas for a multifunction ballistic training platform. It was also a good way to stay in shape (I was using myself as a "guinea pig"). FUN-SPEC is short for "Functional Specificity". The concept behind FUN-SPEC is to provide a complete/unified training platform subjecting the body to a variety of load profiles …

How Good Are You…….

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Creating throwing animations is one of the most powerful tools that I have for understanding how the body throws the baseball. To create a realistic animation you must understand how each part of the body contributes to throwing a baseball. And were talking about from the ground up through to the fingertips. I created this animation in preparation for my …

Question: “What Do These Two Players Have in Common….” A Commercial Break…

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Today I’m taking what might be called a “commercial break” to work on another installment of the “INTENT…THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY…..The SERIES Part 6 Long Toss….The Bad”. In the interim and hopefully to provide a better insight as to the methodology I use in trying to better understand how the body throws the baseball this is one …

INTENT…THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY…..The SERIES Part 5 The Bad Part 2…

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Also in our conversation I reemphasize my belief that the biggest detriment to developing young players has been the advent of video cameras, video instructional programs, and last but not least the Internet. That no two people see the same thing when they look at video i.e. there is no such thing as good pitching mechanics because there is no …

INTENT…THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY…..The SERIES Part 4 The Bad…

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A definition of the word intent (from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary) is: Simple Definition of intent : the thing that you plan to do or achieve : an aim or purpose Language and its interpretation has always fascinated me. Very early in my foray into sports training and instruction (which began with my own children) I realized the importance of communication. …

INTENT…THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY…..The SERIES Part 3 Long Toss…. The Good

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I think this forum is an excellent resource for high school in college players from the standpoint of recruiting, showcases, and general information regarding baseball programs. I also find these forums very “entertaining” especially when training and mechanics issues/methods are discussed. And unlike the advice given on college baseball programs, recruiting, showcases, etc. where this web site has a very …

INTENT…THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY…..The SERIES Part 2 Explosive Training…. The Good

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Date: Sat Sep 22, 2001 5:21 pm Subject: Re: Relevance of Olympic Lifting for Sports: "Explosivism" The training community "pendulum" has been pushed too hard in the direction of specificity (in my opinion), as evidenced by the "new wave" of "functional" and other "sport specific" training "hysteria" and marketing. My "current" training interest is speed-strength training, particularly, swinging-throwing (baseball hitting …