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In this episode Gerry welcomes pitching coach Pat Robles. Pat is involved in player development for the Philadelphia Phillies and spent the last several years before as both the pitching and strength and conditioning coach at the Junior College level.
Pat discusses his time at the Junior College level and how being forced to oversee both pitching AND strength training helped him become better at the process of pitcher skill development involving the holistic approach of skill work and the intertwining of strength and power training.
From there, the conversation turns to balancing the volume of strength training with the demands of pitching and gives good insight on the overall balance between skill and strength work when it comes to daily, weekly and monthly loading on an athlete.
Then, the conversation finished up with a discussion on the stages of skill development and how Pat uses things like weighted ball training, velocity based training and constraint based training to bring athletes across the spectrum of skill development when aiming to improve performance and output in sport.
All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management!
4:00 - Pat’s Path to Pro Ball
9:00 - Sprinting & Role with the Phillies
17:00 - How to Not Overstep Strength Coaches
21:30 - Helping Pitchers in the Weight Room
27:10 - Is This Strength Coach Worth Going To?
28:00 - Volume for Pitchers
35:20 - Don’t Rush: Young Athletes
45:00 - What to Adjust in Higher Level Athletes
50:15 - Weighted Balls
59:00 - Run N’ Gun and Having Them Transfer
1:02:20 - Final ThoughtsSupport the show