Muscles and Management

Episode #68 Strength Training, Pitching and Sports Performance with Ben Brewster

April 01, 2020 Gerry DeFilippo Season 2 Episode 68
Muscles and Management
Episode #68 Strength Training, Pitching and Sports Performance with Ben Brewster
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Muscles and Management
Episode #68 Strength Training, Pitching and Sports Performance with Ben Brewster
Apr 01, 2020 Season 2 Episode 68
Gerry DeFilippo

*EPISODE TIMESTAMPS FEATURED AT THE END*

In this episode Gerry welcomes on Ben Brewster, owner and founder of Tread Athletics. Ben has revolutionized remote training for pitchers since 2015 with the start of Tread Athletics.

Ben specializes in training pitchers with a full, "top down," approach consisting of strength training, general movement evaluation and pitching mechanical instruction.

To start, Ben and Gerry discuss the importance of fitting drills and programming to a unique athlete, not using a blanket approach to movement, training and pitching as all individuals require different areas and needs.

From there, the conversation turns to communicating to athletes and having them understand the basics, rather than complicated terminology, the importance of intensity with training and how to handle in-season training.

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


Show Timestamps:


:25 - Arm Action Drills Tailored to Each Athlete

6:48 - Cookie Cutter Plyo Drills That People Try to Use

10:00 - How to Decide What to Fix

17:00 - Using past Experience to Fix Common Issues in a New Athlete

19:30 - Missing the Little Things and Getting a Clear Picture of What Works

23:20 - Program Design & “being a Savage”

29:50 - Defranco Story about Sending Someone Home

39:30 - Gerry’s Story on Early Coaching and Overdoing Cues

44:30 - Explain Why Things Will Help an Athlete

51:25 - Baseball Players In-season (How Strong Is Strong Enough)

56:30 - Max Schmarzo’s Thoughts on Transfer Strength to Sport

1:01:00 - Maintaining in the Season

Show Notes

*EPISODE TIMESTAMPS FEATURED AT THE END*

In this episode Gerry welcomes on Ben Brewster, owner and founder of Tread Athletics. Ben has revolutionized remote training for pitchers since 2015 with the start of Tread Athletics.

Ben specializes in training pitchers with a full, "top down," approach consisting of strength training, general movement evaluation and pitching mechanical instruction.

To start, Ben and Gerry discuss the importance of fitting drills and programming to a unique athlete, not using a blanket approach to movement, training and pitching as all individuals require different areas and needs.

From there, the conversation turns to communicating to athletes and having them understand the basics, rather than complicated terminology, the importance of intensity with training and how to handle in-season training.

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


Show Timestamps:


:25 - Arm Action Drills Tailored to Each Athlete

6:48 - Cookie Cutter Plyo Drills That People Try to Use

10:00 - How to Decide What to Fix

17:00 - Using past Experience to Fix Common Issues in a New Athlete

19:30 - Missing the Little Things and Getting a Clear Picture of What Works

23:20 - Program Design & “being a Savage”

29:50 - Defranco Story about Sending Someone Home

39:30 - Gerry’s Story on Early Coaching and Overdoing Cues

44:30 - Explain Why Things Will Help an Athlete

51:25 - Baseball Players In-season (How Strong Is Strong Enough)

56:30 - Max Schmarzo’s Thoughts on Transfer Strength to Sport

1:01:00 - Maintaining in the Season

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