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Human Performance: Training the Mind and Body

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Aerobic Conditioning For Baseball Players: Practical Application by Doug Kechijian

Read before: Part 1: Baseball Physical Preparation: Aerobic Fitness 101     In part 1, we provided the physiological rationale for incorporating aerobic development into baseball physical preparatory programs. Here, we’ll discuss how to translate theory into practice. To begin, we must dispel some common myths about aerobic development. Aerobic Development Myths The first is that […]


The Biggest Problems With Your Offseason

  I’ve got a bone to pick. A few actually..but as a relatively newish retired baseball player, I’ve grown to see my past, the current state of the game, and the future of the sport in a different light. When playing, I had blinders on. I was totally wrapped up and obsessed in accomplishment and […]


10 Nutrition Thoughts for the MLB Off-Season

I’ve been away from Show Me Strength for far too long. During my hiatus, I was working on making a comeback with my baseball career and graduating from Hahvard. The former didn’t materialize so it was time to retire and echo in new challenges and trials to master and overcome in my post-baseball life. For […]

Eviscerating Fat

Intelligent Core Finishers (Part 2)

Intelligent Core Finishers (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series we covered some pretty important concepts when programming and executing ab exercises during your workout. I shared that I believe it’s very important that we train the core for health —> performance –> physique. Core training needs to address default movement patterns, postures, and weaknesses before you worry about […]


Intelligent Core Finishers (Part 1)

  There’s not a much more satisfying feeling in fitness than waking up with some nice sore abs from your workout the previous day. I’ll happily attest to that, as I’ve never been one to naturally have abs carved out of stone and a super low body fat percentage. <– (Beer and too much chipotle […]

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6 Weeks to Shredded 2.0

  After much debate, Chad and I have decided to re-open our 6 Weeks to Shredded program.  It’s not that we had any concern over whether or not our methodology worked because it did.  In fact, when we first devised the program I remarked to Chad that the science is too good to fail.  Obviously, […]


5 Things Everyone Wants From A Training Program

  As coaches, we can easily fall into a big trap. I’ve seen it before, and I have been guilty of it in the past, but no longer do I let myself fit into this category I’m about to tell you about. As for me, I’ve been a baseball coach, pitching instructor, and more recently, […]

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Guinea Pigs Got Shredded

It feels pretty good when people make you look smart. A few months ago, Chad and I released our program, “6 Weeks to Shredded,” and were in the search of guinea pigs to test out our methods. I unabashedly proclaimed that the science was too good to fail and seeing results was all but guaranteed. […]

Building Muscle

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6 Glute Exercises You Need To Try

  Unless you’re a genetic freak, building a respectable set of cheeks takes a bit of work and a bit of variability. No one really wants to hear this, but it’s the truth. You need to really come at your butt from all angles, all loading schemes, and all intensities if you want the best […]


How to Engineer the Perfect Batch of Chili to Build Muscle

    Engineering The Perfect Batch of Chili There are few meals that can compete with the delicious and nutritious powerhouse of a well constructed bowl of chili. When made correctly, this food concoction provides a plethora of health benefits including, but not limited to, increased muscle retention, testosterone production in men (especially when grass […]


Humbling Exercises for the Egotistical Lifter

    Are you that guy? You know, that person in your gym who thinks they know it all, or claims to be in elite shape? I think we all either know somebody like that, or have even been that person before. I know I have. It’s only human nature to want to be the […]