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In this episode Gerry welcomes on former big league pitcher Dallas Braden and pitching social media sensation "Pitching Ninja," Rob Friedman, to talk all things baseball, training in baseball, pitching and the overall evolution of America's Pastime.
To start, Gerry has Rob and Dallas go through their feelings on how social media has impacted and changed the game over the past few years, and how they feel things have changed overall in the past decade. Dallas gives insight on what has changed from the payer side of things as a former MLB pitcher, while Rob talks a bit about his ascension on Twitter and how much easier social media has made it to access information about training, players and much more.
From there, the conversation turns to strength training in baseball and how it has evolved, especially in the last five to ten years. While there are still some stalemates regarding things such as lifting heavier and getting stronger vs. some old school practices as running long distances, a great deal of progress has been made developmentally in baseball.
Lastly, the three discuss how important strength training really is for baseball players and athletes in general, the importance of failure and avoiding instant gratification and lastly, the direction the game of baseball is going in with the emergence of high velocity and extremely gifted athletes.
All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management!
8:15- How Social Media Changed Baseball Culture
12:44- Science Matters
14:42- Trickle-Up Effect of Tech in Baseball Training
17:00- Trevor Bauer and His Impact on The Way We Look at Training
22:45- Being Open Minded When Discussing
26:10- Dallas Braden’s Training Through His Playing Years
32:07- Did Social Media CAUSE The Change of Mindset in Training?
36:34- Dallas’ High School Experience
42:10- Own Your Career, and Tips for Parents Guiding Their Kids
52:05- Letting Kids Fail
59:50- How The Game is Evolving, and Where Will it Go From Here?
1:05:05- Studying Swing Paths as a Pitcher and a Deep Dive into The Mindset of Pitching
1:11:55- Final Thoughts