Random Monday Thoughts – Chad Longworth Velo Shop

Random Monday Thoughts

Haven’t posted in awhile, so I figured I’d chime in with what’s new at Driveline Baseball:

  • We’re getting close to a prototype that attaches the Wii MotionPlus to the pitching wrist and can measure the rate of change (in degrees) of pronation/supination during the delivery

How cool is that? We’ve opened and tinkered with this simple module:

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Wii MotionPlus

And with some programming and some hacking, we’ll be able to measure one of the key mechanical factors in the baseball pitching delivery. I’m really stoked.

  • Moving into the facility has been slow going

We still don’t have all of our strength equipment at the NSBA facility yet, as we’re going through a long process in order to make sure all of our ducks are in a row.

  • We got our shipment of bands from EliteFTS

Our strength training programs incorporate a lot of speed/power/dynamic effort work taken directly from the guys at Westside Barbell and EliteFTS, so we’re happy to have gotten all of our bands to use for dynamic efforts. Here’s a sample picture (not of my gym) of a band-resisted squat setup:

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Band-Resisted Squat

We have a few guys trying to break through some plateaus with all the challenges of in-season training, and I know that bands and dynamic effort-based training will help them get there.

That’s all for now! There will be a lot of videos and multimedia stuff going on once we get moved into our facility.

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