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Terry Newman

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March 24, 2013 – 9:09 am
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Just bought the program for my HS junior.  In an optimal world, I would have seen this in November.  He doesn’t want to wait any longer to throw harder/better.  Are there any pitfalls to starting the program in-season outside of soreness and time commitment?  Just curious.

 

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Depends on what he’s doing in-season. If he only has 1 or 2 games a week then go ahead, if he pitches one game a week that’s still okay. If he’s working every single day of the week I don’t recommend starting it. Brent has created and in-season program if you want to try that. Post up his schedule and we’ll see what works for him :)

       

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He’s the primary closer and #3 starter, so he’ll probably pitch in 3 games (2 relief appearances and 1 start) per week and have a inning total of about 10

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I recommend he familiarize himself with the workouts and lifts as well as try some of the workouts. I saw his mechanics and they don’t look too bad. The strength and conditioning parts could really help a lot. I believe during season he could handle everything except for the lifting, the volume being the problem here while he still attempts to perform at a high level. As far as the speed work and conditioning I think its great any time of the year. The in-season and pre-season manuals are set up to be performed after doing 16 weeks of the fusion system. 

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Thanks, Kevin!  I kind of figured that.  I imagine a toned down approach will still yield some results without taxing the body too hard.  He is right on the cusp of throwing hard (85 mph currently – Jugs) and still 16, so it’s a little frustrating in that he wants to really dominate.  Oh well!  Have a great day!!!

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Terry, Kevin and Z are correct! I would recommend as well that he start learning the program because their is a ton to learn. He can start to implement some of the throwing drills as suggested in the 3X In-Season program along with the modified strength and conditioning program so he doesn’t over train while in-season. The goal in-season is to just maintain the gains from the off-season. We do not want to work for gains in-season because we don’t want him pitching in any game too fatigued which could set him up for injury. If the 3X In-Season program is too challenging for him then he needs to just set himself up to start the 3X programs when the off-season begins.

 

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Yes I believe that doing some will build him a nice base of strength as well as maintain what he currently has. Going down to a velocity camp so he can really learn the system from Brent is something you can’t beat. Also I do not know if he has experience with Olympic lifts but getting the proper form down for these lifts can really be beneficial. Brent is awesome about critiquing form so take video’s of his cleans and any other lifts you have questions about post them on here and Brent will help to make sure he is heading in the right direction. Good luck to you and your son, If he dedicates himself to 3x I promise his velocity goals will be reached. Thanks.

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Ok, guys, just an update for those wondering if you can start in-season.  The answer is a definitive “YES”!  Nick has had gains in speed, although that was not our goal.  The goal was understanding the program and maintaining speed while attempting to correct some mechanical flaws.  If you took a look at his pitching videos from two months ago to last night, you would think you were looking at a different pitcher altogether.  

Wish I could post more, but want to save some good stuff for later.  Brent, I have left you a voicemail previously on how excited I was for this program’s immediate results and here is more.  From the Daily Herald (Chicago newspaper) – 

5/3/13 –  “That was enough for Nick Newman. Newman (3 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 7 K) picked up where he left off on Wednesday, retiring all three Grant batters he faced.”  (Note: suspended game completed next day)  7?!?!??!?!  His stuff was borderline ridiculous.  I know all pitchers have those days, but this came against a team that finished third in state last year.  It wasn’t one of those “stat builder” teams you play.  They scored 11 runs in the first 6 innings of the game. 

Nick has gone from throwing in the low 80s to high 80s just through drills and mechanical corrections.  He hasn’t even hit the lifting yet.  Cannot wait for that to start!!!!!!  90?  You bet!

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