TRICEPS: THE OVERLOOKED COMPONENT OF SHOULDER STRENGTH When shoulder injury strikes, athletes often turn their focus to strengthening the rotator cuff or improving thoracic rotation. But there’s an often overlooked muscle whose work we rely on to create the kind of power and stability required of baseball and softball players, swimmers and other
About Sam Sturgis
Sam is a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) at PPT. During his time on staff, Sam has worked with many general fitness clients looking to get stronger, or work around previous injuries in their training. Sam has also developed a successful off-season Baseball Strength & Conditioning program with several local baseball teams.
BUILDING A BASEBALL OFFSEASON PROGRAM The winter months give baseball players valuable time to commit to a full off-season workout plan. Take advantage of your extra time this winter to get better at your position and get noticed by coaches next year. The key to your off-season workout plan is to have a
BALL CHANGE - HOW INCORPORATING THE MED BALL CAN IMPROVE YOUR GAME Whether you’re a youth, high school, or collegiate baseball player, if you’re serious about making big gains for next season, prioritizing med ball work during the off-season is key. Most baseball athletes simply lack the power needed in the transverse plane
THROWING ELBOWS: WHY THEY MATTER IN UPPER BODY EXERCISE The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the human body, making it the most susceptible to injury. Whether you’re an “overhead” athlete (think baseball, tennis, swimming) or someone whose job requires a lot of overhead work, strengthening the muscles in and around the