Phillies Spring Training

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For #ThrowbackThursday, let’s take it back to @Phillies spring training last March.
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Someone commented recently asking for more “yoga for baseball” posts. Here, I’m demoing my favorite med-ball hip mobility flow, focusing on stabilizing & transfering COM (center of mass) from hip to hip, moving back and forth from a deep lateral lunge/cossack squat variation to Warrior 2 leg position.
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I wouldn’t exactly call this yoga—but it’s an accurate portrayal of my work in MLB…and all pro sports. In fact, this move originated at @wwe @wwenxt while working with @fla_hayes & his athletes on med-ball cossack squats that we turned into this “yoga-inspired” #moflow. It’s a great move for wrestlers but I’d argue that ANYONE wanting more mobile hips can benefit. Sport/position specifically, it’s a must for MLB catchers & NHL goaltenders. .
There’s often a perception that yoga in sports should focus on flexibility. I strongly disagree. Flexibility is my least favorite “f” word used in weight rooms!😜 This is a great example of the difference between increasing flexibility vs. training mobility.
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It’s one thing to come down deeply into a cossack squat or even a Russian split; it’s entirely another to be able to stabilize from there, moving in and out of it with intention & control. The first example might enable you to avoid a muscle strain or tear, if unexpectedly pushed into that position during play (sliding, falling, etc.). The second aids injury prevention AS WELL AS creating an enhanced range of controlled movement that BOOSTS ATHLETIC ABILITY.
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If you want to try it, but aren’t ready for a 30-lb med ball yet, start w/out a med ball. Focus on increasing dorsi flexion & hip mobility gradually—don’t force it. Go down as low as you can with your heel down, but then, if necessary, let it lift at the bottom. Then move through the flow slowly with intention, gradually progressing to deeper controlled ranges of motion with more weight. Keep your hip & foot position even, making your movement symmetrical as you transfer your weight from hip to hip. I do these in 2-3 sets of 6-10 (video represents one rep).


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We all know who the real GOAT is.....


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Just a reminder of home


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I got to visit the #Phillies spring training area. Dad approved @mopid1962 ⚾️


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Cant go to Legoland without catching some baseball!
We are a phillies family and it was so exciting to share everyone's first spring training game.

#bigbricklittlebrick #clearwater #clearwaterbeach #springtraining #philliesspringtraining


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Well thanks to all those believed, thanks to all those who doubted, it don’t matter Bc I made it on my own terms. Officially a Philly baby!! #signed


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Homeboy is down here throwing straight seeds @benbrown24 ... he is the type of pitcher you need to swing on, guys who sit back and ‘see one’ will Not last when the guy on the mound is throwing multiple pitches for strikes...
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Alec bohm @phillies first round pick


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Congratulations to Siena Baseball rising senior Tom Sutera on signing a free agent contract with the Philadelphia Phillies!


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Just a boy who loves baseball, especially the @phillies!

Root root root for the hometeam!

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Happy Father's Day to the best dad out there! ❤🍻⚾️


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Make the most of the opportunities given to you


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Free agent pitcher @coachwuis pitching in his 2nd outing for us yesterday, against the @phillies in extended spring training.

He sits 91-93 with great command and has been outstanding on the mound for us! ➡️Baseballscoutingleague.com ⬅️
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.#mlb #milb #extendedspringtraining #indyball #baseballism #baseballislife #baseballplayer #baseballforlife #pitcher #fastball #curveball #phillies #sfwl #BSL


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Today Mom told me I was her favorite 🤷🏼‍♀️


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This is one of my favorite hip mobility/stability drills for helping athletes own the range of motion by actively transferring their center of mass (with the med ball) from hip to hip.
#repost @phillies_strength Hip mobility/stability focus is key to health and managing the grind. 💪#cossacksquatflow
Thanks @mobilitymaker for the demo
#PhilliesSC


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Played The Phillies today ⚾️🙏🏽 #baseballislife #extendedspringtraining #minorleaguebaseball #17


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Baseball Season is back! Good luck to all you guys in Philly & all the affiliates. I learned the game the Philly way and that will always be a part of me. I’m grateful to have played along side some amazing teammates. And to live out a dream that had manifested since I was a child. It was an amazing chapter in my life, so no matter where your at, enjoy the ride. #bebold


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Final game of spring training 2018.


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Happy opening day ☺️⚾️ wish I was back at spring training drinking a bucket of beers with ya ❤️ #phillies #openinhday2018 #baseball #springtrainingthrowback #clearwater


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Red learned at Spring Training this year just because your client is a phenomenal left handed pitcher...does not guarantee you will be too. (But we're working on it!). #tbt #openingday #southpaws #jackofalltradesmasterofnone #mlb #pitchersarepeopletoo #staytuned #community #swirvin #lovewhatyoudo #rocketred #gingerontheloose #baseball #springtraning


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