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Major League Strength Coaches Clinic

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kyle Grucci Nov 2, 2009. 1 Reply

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Baseball Fitness

This group is the place to discuss baseball specific exercises and training.  Put in your time in the gym before you step between the lines.
Jul 24, 2012
Coach Dan and Tyson J. Spring are now friends
Mar 10, 2012
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Throwing with Weighted Baseballs to Increase Pitching Velocity & Improve Pitching Performance - Weighted Baseballs - The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly Why Baseballs? "All you have to do is pick up a baseball. It be...
Mar 10, 2012
Jonathan Curtis Huizinga left a comment for Coach Dan
"How's your breathing patterns?"
Dec 7, 2010
Coach Dan is now friends with Parris D. Austin, Coach Watkins and Larry Cicchiello
Aug 24, 2010
Jonathan Curtis Huizinga left a comment for Coach Dan
"Just got your what up slacker comment buddy. I have not been on here in a while. How are you?"
Apr 20, 2010
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Mar 16, 2010
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Feb 28, 2010
Coach Dan replied to Kyle Grucci's discussion Pregame Stretching
"hey PitchHarder, I completely agree that static stretching can decrease power by up to 25% however that study (done 10+ years ago) only studied the immediate effects of static stretching. In other words they stretched for 30-60 seconds and then…"
Feb 27, 2010
Coach Dan replied to Kyle Grucci's discussion Pregame Stretching
"Here is an article by Mike Boyle (arguably the most well respected strength & conditioning coach in America if not the world) re: static stretching. Enjoy! Dan"
Feb 26, 2010
Coach Dan replied to Kyle Grucci's discussion Pregame Stretching
"As a pitcher that 5-10 minutes of static stretching sitting in the pen watching my team get ready to play behind me is a very unique experience... it's extremely relaxing for my body while it get's my mind fired up & focused!"
Feb 26, 2010
Coach Dan replied to Kyle Grucci's discussion Pregame Stretching
"So some have mentioned below, we are all different and some will need different stretches than others, but this is a general outline that will serve the most people efficiently. Guys that need more/different simply show up 5-10 minutes earlier for…"
Feb 26, 2010
Coach Dan replied to Kyle Grucci's discussion Pregame Stretching
"There have actually been several studies done lately that support the "old school" concept of stretching before you warm-up. The science supports the fact that static stretching before warming up will result in structural length changes to…"
Feb 26, 2010

Profile Information

Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
Power... well, when I make contact that is.
If you pitch, what type of pitcher are you... Power? Ground ball, Fly ball, Knuckleball?
Control pitcher
I currently:
Play Baseball, Coach Baseball
Baseball Playing Experience:
Little League, Babe Ruth, High School, College, 18+
Baseball Coaching Experience:
High School, American Legion, College, Independent, Minor League, 18+
Softball Playing Experience:
More About Me:
The goal of is to Transform the Potential of Elite Baseball Players to be Better Than the Best!

We started back in 1998 as a small collection of a few articles and sample workouts. With each request for new articles and new workouts we have grown and continue to do so with your help!

In addition to this website, we also run the Baseball Strength Training Academy in Clifton, NJ where we put the information contained on this site to use with our elite baseball players in a hands on format.

For more information or to request an article topic, don't hesitate to contact me directly at Yours in Baseball, Coach Dan Huff, CSCS

Coach Dan's Blog

Forearm Training for Power Hitting - The Icing On The Cake

Posted on December 8, 2009 at 11:41am 0 Comments

Hitting 4 Power: Forearm Training

The Icing On The Cake

By Coach Dan Huff, CSCS

I know that I am going to ruffle some feathers here and probably offend some of you, but I make no apologies for it.

I was reading a baseball strength & conditioning discussion forum the other day and it was downright upsetting how many people are dead wrong about strength &… Continue

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At 1:59am on December 7, 2010, Jonathan Curtis Huizinga said…
How's your breathing patterns?
At 10:29pm on April 20, 2010, Jonathan Curtis Huizinga said…
Just got your what up slacker comment buddy. I have not been on here in a while. How are you?
At 11:40pm on February 16, 2010, Bill Stanton said…
Happy Birthday Dan!
At 9:45am on April 3, 2009, Bill Stanton said…
Dan- Thanks for joining us at CheckSwing! Have a great time making new connections and talking baseball. Please invite any players and coaches that you know to join us as well. Enjoy!
At 10:22pm on April 2, 2009, Kyle Grucci said…
Welcome to CheckSwing, Dan!

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