Muscles and Management

Episode #55 The New Frontier of Developing Strong, Powerful and Effective Rotational Athletes and Pitchers with Rob Hill and Eric Jagers

January 15, 2020 Gerry DeFilippo Season 1 Episode 55
Muscles and Management
Episode #55 The New Frontier of Developing Strong, Powerful and Effective Rotational Athletes and Pitchers with Rob Hill and Eric Jagers
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Muscles and Management
Episode #55 The New Frontier of Developing Strong, Powerful and Effective Rotational Athletes and Pitchers with Rob Hill and Eric Jagers
Jan 15, 2020 Season 1 Episode 55
Gerry DeFilippo

*SHOW TIMESTAMPS FEATURED AT THE END*

In this episode Gerry welcomes on Los Angeles Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds Pitching Coordinators Rob Hill and Eric Jagers.

To start, Gerry has the two take a look back at their own respective baseball careers and what went in to their training, preparation and development. Rob and Eric discuss some of the things they did and how much protocol has changed in just the last five to ten years. Stories such as Eric not seriously strength training until college and Rob trying to perfect his balance on a 2x4 in his room as a high schooler.

From there, the conversation shifts to the importance of strength training for rotational athletes & pitchers, and how beneficial sprinting can be to all athletes, even those who don’t particularly sprint for their sport.

Gerry then has Rob and Eric give some specific insight on pitch design and developing better, more effective pitchers and shed light on where the game of baseball is heading.

The show captures an overall great discussion for building powerful rotational athletes and more specifically discussed the present and future of developing elite pitchers.

All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management!

Timestamps:

6:45 - Rob & Eric’s Intro

9:25 - Rob & Eric’s Pitching Training in High School

16:00 - Ridiculous Drills Growing Up

23.25 - Rob & Eric’s Strength Training as They Progressed

29:59 - Importance of Sprinting for Pitchers

35:00 - Coaches Who Weren’t Elite at The Sport

39:55 - Rob & Eric’s Experience at Driveline & It’s Progression

46:25 - Adjusting as a Trainer & Evolving

51:20 - Spin Rate & Why It’s Important

58:00 - Benefits of Being a Short Pitcher?

1:01:50 - Pitch Tunneling

1:07:40 - Mariano Rivera

1:13:05 - Velocity & It’s Importance

1:15:00 - Pulldowns: Why Do They Get Hate and How Their Benefits/Use

1:22:40 - Addressing High Gaps Between Pitching Speed & Pulldown Speed

1:25:50 - Getting to The Next Level Velocity-Wise

1:27:40 - Weighted Ball Training

1:37:10 - Balance of Strength & Pitching Programs

1:49:10 - Hate The Application Not The Variation

1:55:00 - Common Coaching Mistakes 

Show Notes

*SHOW TIMESTAMPS FEATURED AT THE END*

In this episode Gerry welcomes on Los Angeles Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds Pitching Coordinators Rob Hill and Eric Jagers.

To start, Gerry has the two take a look back at their own respective baseball careers and what went in to their training, preparation and development. Rob and Eric discuss some of the things they did and how much protocol has changed in just the last five to ten years. Stories such as Eric not seriously strength training until college and Rob trying to perfect his balance on a 2x4 in his room as a high schooler.

From there, the conversation shifts to the importance of strength training for rotational athletes & pitchers, and how beneficial sprinting can be to all athletes, even those who don’t particularly sprint for their sport.

Gerry then has Rob and Eric give some specific insight on pitch design and developing better, more effective pitchers and shed light on where the game of baseball is heading.

The show captures an overall great discussion for building powerful rotational athletes and more specifically discussed the present and future of developing elite pitchers.

All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management!

Timestamps:

6:45 - Rob & Eric’s Intro

9:25 - Rob & Eric’s Pitching Training in High School

16:00 - Ridiculous Drills Growing Up

23.25 - Rob & Eric’s Strength Training as They Progressed

29:59 - Importance of Sprinting for Pitchers

35:00 - Coaches Who Weren’t Elite at The Sport

39:55 - Rob & Eric’s Experience at Driveline & It’s Progression

46:25 - Adjusting as a Trainer & Evolving

51:20 - Spin Rate & Why It’s Important

58:00 - Benefits of Being a Short Pitcher?

1:01:50 - Pitch Tunneling

1:07:40 - Mariano Rivera

1:13:05 - Velocity & It’s Importance

1:15:00 - Pulldowns: Why Do They Get Hate and How Their Benefits/Use

1:22:40 - Addressing High Gaps Between Pitching Speed & Pulldown Speed

1:25:50 - Getting to The Next Level Velocity-Wise

1:27:40 - Weighted Ball Training

1:37:10 - Balance of Strength & Pitching Programs

1:49:10 - Hate The Application Not The Variation

1:55:00 - Common Coaching Mistakes 

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