GAINcast Episode 268: Implements and injuries

Another baseball season is underway and, once again, the injuries are piling up. On this week’s GAINcast we speculate about what might be causing the injuries, how training is related to injuries, and where using heavy and light implements can go right or wrong.

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Key quotes and topics

  • 0:00 – Introduction.
  • 1:30 – Injuries in baseball.
  • 3:00 – Training with overweight implements.
  • 6:45 – Lessons on implements from track and field: “When people don’t have a good plan to why they’re using light and heavy implements, then that can be a recipe for disaster. You could say that about almost any aspect of training.”
  • 9:30 – Finding individual needs.
  • 11:15 – Durability and preparing for overweight implements.
  • 13:30 – Light implements.
  • 19:30 – Injury prediction: “Injuries are not this bubble out there. They’re connected to your training, they’re connected to your preparation”
  • 23:15 – Why have things changed? “You have to have the mechanics, not just that can get you the result, but that you can sustain.”

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