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The Comeback – Session #41

  For those that do not know, I tore my Lat throwing a pitch on July 16th. Originally diagnosed with a Grade 2 Lat Strain which surgery wasn't required. After 6 1/2 months of not much progress as far as heeling goes I knew surgery was going to be the best option...

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The Comeback – Session #40

  For those that do not know, I tore my Lat throwing a pitch on July 16th. Originally diagnosed with a Grade 2 Lat Strain which surgery wasn't required. After 6 1/2 months of not much progress as far as heeling goes I knew surgery was going to be the best option...

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Morning Movement/Mobility Routines

Alright guys been getting a lot of questions about my personal Morning Routine so I thought I'd create a page to help you guys out with possibly giving you an idea of what a solid Routine should look like in the morning. I want to first stress the importance of...

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Pitch Execution

Today we're going to talk about execution while identifying the particular sequence. First I'm going to show you the video clip then I'll break it down. I encourage you to read below the video to get a better understanding of what we're searching for. If you're in the...

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Curveball Mindset

Working with my guy Tye here and wanted to challenge him with something related to his mindset when throwing a Curveball. You can view the video below. He previously threw probably his best Curveball of the day when I said “Curveball Down” - A few pitches later I cued...

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Developing Routines

"What's your routine for after you pitch?"   For those of you who have followed me for awhile now know that I'm a huge advocate for developing routines for just about everything. I'm more extreme than some when it comes to routines but either way I still believe...

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Self Confidence + Conviction

"What's the most important thing to have as a baseball player?"     I think we all understand the importance of having confidence not just as an athlete but as a human being going through life. Everyone is going to have different ways to go about instilling...

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Seeking Optimal Baseball Performance

"What do I have to do if I want to play Baseball at the next level?" I couldn't be more passionate about this topic. I think we live in this society where we constantly think we need to do only a couple things and we'll reach our goals.. Well I'm here to tell you...

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How To Stay Relaxed While Pitching

"How do I stay relaxed while I'm Pitching?" This is a great question that I get asked often. We tend to talk all about how to train accordingly to maximize our performance on the mound but what about the mental side of what goes into it? I want to shed some light on...

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What To Do If You Get Cut From The Team

"What Do I Do If I Get Cut From The Team?" Today I’ll discuss a topic that’s not really talked about all too often due to it not being a super positive topic. Although it's not a positive topic I want to shed some light on it due to it being something that we all...

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Velocity Development

"How do I throw harder?" We know the demand for Velocity is higher than it has ever been. This is why I don't blame 12 year old kids asking me how to throw harder.. I wanted to highlight a few key points that I'm very passionate about when it comes to Velocity...

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Lucas Giolito – Arm Path Adjustment

For the average Baseball Fan you’ve recognized the season Lucas Giolito is putting together thus far in 2019.. On the verge of being labeled a “bust” he went thru a complete overhaul of his arm path as highlighted here that has led to a dominating year so far. Today I...

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How To Get Seen By Scouts or Recruiters

Today we’ll talk about how you can go about getting seen by recruiters or scouts in the year 2019. It’s no secret that technology is taking over our world.. so why not use it to put yourself in a better situation moving forward? We have a means to be so connected...

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What Are You Fearing?

Something that doesn’t really get talked about because no one really wants to talk about it but it’s the simple question in regards to why we, as athletes, get nervous or have anxiety before/during games. Have you ever asked yourself why? Have you ever asked yourself...

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Kirby Yates Splitter

If you don’t know who Kirby Yates is I suggest you watch a 9th Inning of a San Diego Padres game. This dude has been unreal thus far. Much in large part to this ridiculously disgusting Splitter that you'll see in this blog. Today we'll take a dive into the analytics...

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A Catcher’s Responsibility

    For me personally the Catcher is the most important dude out there.. the amount of responsibility that he has is more than anyone else on the field. Let’s go over some of his responsibilities  ⁣✅ Know the entire Pitching Staff’s Strengths n Weakness ⁣✅...

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Adam Ottavino Slider

  In today's breakdown I want to highlight Adam Ottavino's Slider. For me personally it's fairly well-known league wide to be a major weapon in Ottavino's arsenal. I want to take a look at a couple different videos of the Pitch in action, a video of the man...

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Baseball Bunt Play Instruction

  Sometimes, as a defense, you can do everything "by the book" and the outcome still favors the offense. That's what we call "Baseball." For me I look at the things the Pitcher could control.. like I said in the commentary there's a slight chance he could of went...

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Properly Executed PFP – Kenta Maeda

  Pitchers!! A couple key things I want to highlight here that Maeda does extremely well during this PFP.  ⁣✅ When going w/ barehand be sure to press down into the ball so you can get a for sure grip.  ⁣✅ If you know you have time find a way to create rhythm as...

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The Comeback – Session #24

    Session #24 on my comeback from Lat Surgery! I'll try to do at least one full workout session blog per week! I tore my Lat throwing a pitch on July 16th. Originally diagnosed with a Grade 2 Lat Strain which surgery wasn't required. After 6 1/2 months of...

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My Long Toss Routine

  You'll notice at the start of my long toss session I'm really focused on getting air under the baseball and trying to use my entire bodies natural movement to reach my partner instead of using all arm from the get go. I'm in the process of creating a Long Toss...

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Driveline Plyo Ball Routine

  I do not take credit for this routine you see here. I implemented this using the help of Driveline and I strongly encourage you to develop a routine that best suites your needs!   Products I Use   See ALL PRODUCTS I've used or use currently and...

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Bounce Back After Failure

Wanted to produce something for you guys that tackled more of the "Mental Game" aspect of Baseball. Been getting a lot of questions regarding what happens when you struggle.. Which is a sensational question just because no one wants to talk about failure, right? But...

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Develop Personal Mechanical Cues

Biggest thing that my client Madison wants to do is throw harder.. We all do right? More velocity is never a bad thing especially in today’s game. When talking about how to efficiently get the most Velocity out of us as possible we need to make sure that we’re doing a...

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Pitchers Fielding Practice 3-6-1

  Pitchers this is a great example of being able to help our cause out big time. We all know how valuable double plays are when we’re out there competing.  You’ll notice my boy Jack Flaherty does an incredible job of seeing the play unfold noticing that Goldy is...

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DO NOT Do This.. Pitchers!

  Now I’m all for a pitcher making a dope athletic play but in terms of a play like this one we need to see the big picture.. Obviously we want to get the out but trust me when I tell you 1 out is not worth multiple months on the “IL” (injured list) due to you...

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The Comeback – Session 17

  Session #17 on my comeback from Lat Surgery! I'll try to do at least one full workout session blog per week! Workout Bottom Up 1 Arm KB Press w/ Walking Lunge Bear Crawl Position Y's Landmine Goblet Squat Dead Hangs Side Plank w/ Banded Row I tore my Lat...

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Morning Mobility Routine

  🚨Mobility eBook is now available for purchase - Mobility eBook Best part about not having a bed in the new apartment is more floor space for my mobility game to reach new heights. These are just a few different things I’ll do in the morning to check-in. I get...

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The Comeback – Session 16

Session #16 on my comeback from Lat Surgery! I'll try to do at least one full workout session blog per week! I tore my Lat throwing a pitch on July 16th. Originally diagnosed with a Grade 2 Lat Strain which surgery wasn't required. After 6 1/2 months of not much...

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Kevin Gausman Splitter

 This is going to be a fun one. Like I said in the video I personally love the Splitter. I started throwing mine when I was about 14 or 15 years old. It's funny because my dad never wanted me throwing curveballs or sliders growing up but he gave me Roger Clemens...

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Paralysis By Analysis

Seeking out information is absolutely fantastic and I will always encourage it but at the same time you will do yourself a disservice if you’re constantly trying to change more n more things. This is such a fine line and I really hope that I don’t come off like I’m...

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German Marquez Breakdown

I wanted to do a breakdown on German Marquez because the dude almost just threw a No-Hitter and I don’t believe it was a fluke.  After the All-Star game last year Marquez dominated. That says a lot too knowing that he pitches in Colorado. In 14 starts after the...

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Trevor Bauer Changeup Breakdown

   View the Instagram Post on Bauer's Changeup   Only appropriate I do a Pitch Breakdown on a dude that went 7 no-hit innings yesterday! Although this specific video was taken from his first outing against the Twins he has still showcased the ability to...

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Kershaw Drill w/ Arm Patterning

For most of you this will be a lot of information to take in so please if you have any questions just shoot a comment down below and we’ll get a good conversation going about why i like to use this drill. Also, this is something that works for me and my body/arm which...

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Pitching Drills – Front Foot Elevated Dry Throws

A popular topic within the pitching mechanics realm is what should that front leg be doing at ball release and even slightly after? Some people have a slight bend in their front knee. While some people have a very stiff front knee. We hear the talk about the “C” quite...

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Marcus Stroman Breaking Ball Analysis

Ok, well who knows what the specific pitch is but I do a breakdown on it. Lol Comment below what you think the pitch is? A couple signs point to either/or but who really cares, right? Ish is nasty! ⁉️QUESTIONS⁉️ ⁣✅ EMAIL ME - contactrobbyrow@gmail.com 🎥 - MLB tv (edit...

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Jacob deGrom Slider Breakdown

    This is my full breakdown of Jacob DeGrom's slider from his Opening Day Start against the Nationals. What really impressed me was how hard and late this pitch was. I know deGrom has always had a hard slider that many would almost perceive as a Cutter but...

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Pitching – Quality First Pitch Strikes

0-0 Pitches in order of video: * 4seam FB Arm Side * 2seam FB Glove Side * Curveball Middle Down * Cutter Glove Side Up - Everyone knows that the importance of getting ahead in counts is crucial to determining success of that particular at bat. I think the avg goes up...

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Max Scherzer Sequence w/ 2-Seam + Slider Overlay

Be sure to watch the full video.. Overlay of his 2-Seam Fastball + Slider is at the end! What else is there to say… I mean the dude is special. And today he had it going for him. Very, very fun to watch this dude go about his business. ⁉️QUESTIONS⁉️ ⁣✅ EMAIL ME -...

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Jake Arrieta Pitch Sequencing

What is our goal as pitchers? Get the guy standing with a wooden stick at the dish out, right? Well there’s a plethora (you’re welcome english teachers) of ways how to go about doing that but what is the most ideal? For me it’s optimizing “stuff” in such a way that...

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Mechanical Breakdown – Run n Gun vs Mound Throw

This video was from 2017 and I couldn’t quite understand why I could easily pulldown high 90’s but remain low 90’s off the mound.. Something was definitely breaking down when I stepped onto the mound. For me personally there’s more than one component to this.. as you...

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Dylan Rheault – Big Picture Goals

In episode 50 of The Robby Row Show I sit down with current professional baseball pitcher Dylan Rheault in his car to talk about his journey! Dylan has a super interesting story to tell about his career and where...

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Jared Forestieri – Do You Even Move

In episode 47 of The Robby Row Show I sit down with “Do You Even Move” founder Jared Forestieri. Jared is a former baseball player who took his passion in baseball and transformed it into a passion to help fellow...

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Failure

Apologies for rambling – I wrote this in the airport with like 10 minutes to spare before a flight lol. (double shot espresso) What do you do when you fail? What is there to fall back on? I think these are questions that i never really prepared myself for when I got...

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Robby ROAD Show Ep. 2 – Competition

In my 2nd minisode (mini episode) I dive into what I believe is the most important way to approach improving yourself athletically. I think challenging yourself each and everyday while maintaining a positive and...

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Anthony Jay – How To Optimize Health

In episode 37 of The Robby Row Show I have the pleasure of sitting down for about an hour with Anthony Jay talking all things human optimization. Anthony correlates a lot of what he’s doing right now to athletics...

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Dana Santas – The Mobility Maker

In episode 36 of The Robby Row Show I sit down with Dana Santas AKA The Mobility Maker to discuss her interesting back story as well as how we as human beings can better ourselves through the use of proper movement...

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DJ Murakami – Being Human Strong

In episode 31 of The Robby Row Show I sit down with DJ Murakami - you can find him on instagram (and I highly recommend you shoot him a follow)https://www.instagram.com/strongcamps/ DJ and I dive into his...

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My Come To Faith

Hey guys, this was a blog post I wrote awhile back for a separate website but thought I’d share with you! My faith is my most important part of me. Without my faith, I am lost in a constant identity battle. Robby Rowland Guest Post For TAA Hello all my name is Robby...

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Jack Flaherty – Being an Athlete

In episode 28 of The Robby Row Show I chat it up with my boy Jack Flaherty, starting pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals. Yeah, Jack may be leading all rookies in strikeouts right now but I just wanted to hear him...

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Robby ROAD Show Ep. 1 – Failure

In my first ever minisode (mini-episode) listen in as I elaborate on my 2011 season in which I struggled mightily on the mound and how I didn't necessarily know how to deal with the constant failure. I credit this...

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Adam Eaton – Overlooked No More

In episode 25 of The Robby Row Show I have the absolute honor of sitting down with my boy Adam Eaton, outfielder for the Washington Nationals. Adam and I met in our first professional season when we were both with...

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Jeremy Anderson – Seeking Adventure

In episode 22 of The Robby Row Show I bring on adventure athlete Jeremy Anderson to pick his brain on all things adventure sports. We discuss the reasons for doing what he does as well as how it all got started. A...

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The “Why” – Athletic Injuries

It’s the oldest phrase in the game… “If he stays healthy.” You hear it throughout someones career. If you’re a baseball fan, and if you’re reading this I suppose you are, then you know injuries are no joke. They can prohibit a player from ever reaching his potential....

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Prepare For The Uncomfortable

Today's blog will be about a topic that doesn’t get talked about too often for reasons i’m not too sure of. We in the baseball world hear the word and teach the word “comfortable” a lot. Whether it be with your mechanics in pitching or mechanics in hitting. We try to...

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Have A Plan

I’m all about bringing light to certain topics that just aren’t discussed all that much. Today being the importance of having an actual plan with what you want to accomplish. Look, it’s easy for any individual to say that they want to be a Major League Baseball Player...

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Mindset

“Baseball is 90% mental and the other half is physical.” -Yogi Berra Yes, we all know this quote.. if you are a baseball guy then you have come across this quote at least once in your life. And yes, maybe you know exactly what this quote means.. and if you are a...

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The Process

I am going to take this time to answer the most asked question I get.. “What do I NEED to do to get to the next level in the game of baseball.” Here’s the thing.. I can simply say for you to get to the next level you may need to develop another skill in the game, or...

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Luke Weaver – Proving Them Wrong

In Episode 3 I got to speak to St. Louis Cardinals RHP Luke Weaver. Today we explored Luke's journey to the big leagues and some of the amazing experiences that he's been able to be apart of. Luke is one of the...

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Get To Know Your Host

In my first episode of the show I give a brief outline of what I envision my podcast to look like as well as my website. The main portion of the podcast is a detailed description of my professional baseball career...

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