Texas Baseball Ranch August 2017

“START WITH THE PAIN

Coach Ron Wolforth coined the phrase “Start with the Pain™” to help pitchers face their issues head on. Too often, athletes are unwilling to acknowledge pain for fear of being sidelined. At the Baseball Ranch®, however, we see identifying pain in the clearest terms possible as the only way to begin the journey toward permanent improvement. If you fail to address your injury, you’ll never fully recover.

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In his new book, which borrows its title from Wolforth’s wisdom, Randy Sullivan, physical therapist and owner of the Florida Baseball Ranch® expounds Wolforth’s theory and provides real-life examples of why starting with the pain yields results. “No one in the baseball industry,” Coach Sullivan says, “has ever presented a clear and concise process for dealing with the epidemic of arm injuries.” That changes with the publication of “Start with the Pain™.” This book and associated video present a simple but comprehensive and highly effective process for managing arm pain or injury.

With the information provided in this material, you’ll be able to solve most episodes of injury or arm pain in just a few short weeks, or in some cases, in only a day or two. Get your copy of the book and video (which is also available in digital format) by going to: floridabaseballranch.com/shop- online. The book and video normally sell for $119, but as a Ranch Review reader, you can save $40 when you enter the promo code “TBR,” bringing your total to ONLY $79 (plus S&H).

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ARE YOU A PRO-LEVEL ATHLETE? The NFL Scouting Combine Tests

Do you ever wonder how your athleticism stacks up against the NFL players you watch on the field every Sunday? Well, it’s actually not too hard to find

The shuttle drill tests lateral quickness and acceleration. Starting in a three-point stance (one hand on the ground), sprint five yards to the right, then 10 yards to the left, placing a hand on the ground at each stopping point. Finish with a five-yard sprint back to the starting line. The bench press highlights strength and endurance. At the combine, players are tasked with lifting 225 pounds as many times as they can. You can choose a weight that you feel comfortable with, and make sure you have a spotter on hand. The vertical and broad jumps measure the height and length of your jump, respectively. To find your vertical, reach your hand as high as you can to get a baseline measurement. Jump as high as you can from a standstill, reaching your hand up again. The difference between these heights will determine your vertical. The broad jump is a standing long jump. The difference between the start line and your heels at landing will give you your score. You can perform these tests regularly to measure your progress. It’s a fun way to see how you stack up against your friends — and the pros. To see the best combine results, check out nfl.com/ combine/top-performers.

out. Every spring, the top prospects for the NFL draft participate in the scouting combine, where they perform tests in front of representatives from every team. The tests cover speed, strength, endurance, and explosiveness. You can easily replicate these tests and see how you compare to some of the world’s best athletes. The 40-yard dash, which is exactly what it sounds like, is a test of raw speed. The 40 is the headline event of the combine, and a player’s draft stock can rise and fall based on a few tenths of a second. The 3-cone drill gauges change of direction. To perform it, set up three cones in the shape of an L, each five yards apart. Run from the first to the second and back, touching the ground as you reach each cone. Run back to cone two, turn right, and weave in between cones two and three. Then turn around the last cone and sprint back to the start, making a 90-degree turn around cone two.

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