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EP57 – Baseball Uniforms, Nutrition and Spookiness

10/16/2018
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In this episode we discussed our take on baseball uniforms, some nutritional things that Lucas has been exploring, and random Halloween things. Watch the YouTube Version of this Post! Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy2my7BshwO-6v3z-tvEOMgsub_confirmation=1 Lucas Cook and Dan Blewett are the owners of Warbird Academy, an innovative sports performance facility in Normal, Illinois. Read more The post EP57 – Baseball Uniforms, Nutrition and Spookiness...

Duration:00:56:34

EP56 – Punishing Athletes & Postseason Baseball

10/9/2018
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This week we explored the idea of running and physical punishment for when athletes screw up – is it a good or bad idea? We also talked about the 2018 playoffs and some of what we’ve seen thus far. Watch the YouTube Version of this Post! Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy2my7BshwO-6v3z-tvEOMgsub_confirmation=1 Lucas Cook Read more The post EP56 – Punishing Athletes & Postseason Baseball appeared first on TWINSIES.

Duration:00:49:20

EP55 – Coffee, Technology & Shopping Insights

10/2/2018
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In this episode, we discuss coffee brewing types, our opinions of shopping, and almost nothing about training or sports. Watch the YouTube Version of this Post! Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy2my7BshwO-6v3z-tvEOMgsub_confirmation=1 Lucas Cook and Dan Blewett are the owners of Warbird Academy, an innovative sports performance facility in Normal, Illinois. They share their Read more The post EP55 – Coffee, Technology & Shopping Insights appeared...

Duration:00:44:35

EP54 – Best Strength Exercises and Randomness

9/26/2018
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We talk about some of our favorite strength equipment pieces, eye-patches, vintage words, and neopolitan ice cream (WHY DOES ANYONE STILL BUY IT!?!?) Watch the YouTube Version of this Post! Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy2my7BshwO-6v3z-tvEOMgsub_confirmation=1 Lucas Cook and Dan Blewett are the owners of Warbird Academy, an innovative sports performance facility in Normal, Read more The post EP54 – Best Strength Exercises and Randomness appeared...

Duration:00:52:09

EP53 – Hitting & Shoulder-Hip Separation

9/19/2018
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The issue of shoulder-hip separation and front-sides in baseball and softball swings can be confusing. We talked front-sides to de-mystify the issue and explain what we look for and what we teach. Watch the YouTube Version of this Post! Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy2my7BshwO-6v3z-tvEOMgsub_confirmation=1 Lucas Cook and Dan Blewett are the owners of Read more The post EP53 – Hitting & Shoulder-Hip Separation appeared first on TWINSIES.

Duration:00:46:22

EP52 – Arm Care For Baseball & Softball

9/19/2018
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We dive into what good arm care looks like – types of exercises, volume, and how to produce a well-rounded, effective program for baseball, softball and volleyball players. Watch the YouTube Version of this Post! Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy2my7BshwO-6v3z-tvEOMgsub_confirmation=1 Lucas Cook and Dan Blewett are the owners of Warbird Academy, an innovative Read more The post EP52 – Arm Care For Baseball & Softball appeared first on TWINSIES.

Duration:00:41:29

EP51 – Common Strength Training Mistakes

9/19/2018
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In this episode we discuss easy ways for people to improve their strength training workouts by not making common mistakes. Experience goes a long way, and often times on-paper workouts don’t work as well in real life as one would hope… Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy2my7BshwO-6v3z-tvEOMgsub_confirmation=1 Lucas Cook and Dan Blewett are the Read more The post EP51 – Common Strength Training Mistakes appeared first on TWINSIES.

Duration:00:46:52

EP50 – Our Fiftieth Episode!

8/28/2018
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This episode was fun, and in it we talked about almost slipping on a pickle, speed-reading, skill acquisition and much more. Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy2my7BshwO-6v3z-tvEOMgsub_confirmation=1 Lucas Cook and Dan Blewett are the owners of Warbird Academy, an innovative sports performance facility in Normal, Illinois. They share their expertise with athletes all over Read more The post EP50 – Our Fiftieth Episode! appeared first on TWINSIES.

Duration:00:48:40

EP49 – Launch Angle & Little League Baseball

8/22/2018
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In this episode we talk about launch angle in hitting, our disdain for little league baseball, things we learned in school, and more! Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy2my7BshwO-6v3z-tvEOMgsub_confirmation=1 Lucas Cook and Dan Blewett are the owners of Warbird Academy, an innovative sports performance facility in Normal, Illinois. They share their expertise with athletes Read more The post EP49 – Launch Angle & Little League Baseball appeared first...

Duration:00:41:10

EP48 – Summer Recap

8/17/2018
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In this episode, Dan and Lucas discuss what they’ve been up to during their break from the podcast. This includes Dan’s recent trip to the Dominican Republic, Lucas’ new strength training gig, and Lucas’ reflections on his last semester of teaching. Spoiler Alert: Dan and Lucas are both big on writing. Read more The post EP48 – Summer Recap appeared first on TWINSIES.

Duration:00:49:22

EP47 – Thoughts on Life and Pop Culture

6/12/2018
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In this episode Dan and Lucas reflect on some current (and not so current) events including, but not limited to, Anthony Bourdain, the Simpsons, Game of Thrones, Westworld, and the bubonic plague. Read more The post EP47 – Thoughts on Life and Pop Culture appeared first on TWINSIES.

Duration:00:32:14

EP46 – Base Running and Bad Exercises for Overhead Athletes

5/31/2018
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In this episode, Dan and Lucas talk about their last tournament in Milwaukee, delve into some unique base running and outfield positioning situations, and discuss some of their least favorite exercises for overhead athletes like baseball, softball, and volleyball players and how they choose to program for their athletes as an alternative. Read more The post EP46 – Base Running and Bad Exercises for Overhead Athletes appeared first on TWINSIES.

Duration:00:47:47

EP45 – Fast Food Review, Recruiting, and Hitting in Youth Softball

5/24/2018
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In this episode, Dan and Lucas give you their review of the best and worst fast food joints, talk through the appropriate approach for parents and players to take when looking into recruiting camps and showcases, and a couple things to watch for in a youth softball – and really any – hitter. Read more The post EP45 – Fast Food Review, Recruiting, and Hitting in Youth Softball appeared first on TWINSIES.

Duration:01:10:05

EP44 – Dealing with Umpires & Catching Technique in Baseball

5/19/2018
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In this episode Dan and Lucas discuss how they both deal with bad umpires and the psychology behind it. They also talk about what makes a good catcher and the standards for youth catchers. Read more The post EP44 – Dealing with Umpires & Catching Technique in Baseball appeared first on TWINSIES.

Duration:01:19:04

EP43 – Coaching Youth Baseball

5/12/2018
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In this episode, Dan and Lucas reflect on what was a tough week for their 13 and 14U baseball teams. Dropped flyballs, botched grounders, missed signs, air-mailed throws – all are a part of the youth game and Dan and Lucas give their take on how to handle it as a coach. Read more The post EP43 – Coaching Youth Baseball appeared first on TWINSIES.

Duration:00:33:07

EP42 – The Times They Are A Changin’

5/7/2018
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In this mini episode, Dan and Lucas explain the cool changes and additions that they will be making to the podcast and the Warbird Academy online experience including new video components, a super-hip Snapchat presence, and an overhauled social media campaign. Read more The post EP42 – The Times They Are A Changin’ appeared first on TWINSIES.

Duration:00:21:54

EP41 – Let the Season Begin

4/13/2018
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Dan and Lucas begin their coaching seasons this weekend and spend this episode discussing their expectations for the upcoming season, what they’ve been working on with their 13 and 14U teams, their general coaching philosophies, and spend a bit of time discussing whether or not pitchers should ever be fielding pop flies. Read more The post EP41 – Let the Season Begin appeared first on TWINSIES.

Duration:00:46:46

EP40 – In-Season Strength and Skill Training

3/23/2018
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Warm weather is right around the corner and 2018 baseball and softball are upon us. In this episode, Dan and Lucas discuss if players should continue to workout in their season (they should) and how to do it properly. They also expound on when and if a player should freak out if they don’t get Read more The post EP40 – In-Season Strength and Skill Training appeared first on TWINSIES.

Duration:00:44:11

EP39 – Book Club 2

3/9/2018
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In this episode, Dan and Lucas discuss Dan’s upcoming train journey and share the books they’ve consumed since their last book club. Books discussed include “Extreme Ownership” by Jocko Willink, “Keto Clarity” by Eric Westman, “Legacy” by James Kerr, “The Captain Class” by James Walker, “Pound the Stone” by Joshua Medcalf, and some inevitable boring Read more The post EP39 – Book Club 2 appeared first on TWINSIES.

Duration:00:55:13

EP38 – Talking Fasting

2/23/2018
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This week, Dan and Lucas dipped their toe into the world of fasting – Dan for 44 hours and Lucas for 120 hours. In this episode, they talk about the ideas behind the proposed (and, sometimes, clinically proven) benefits of fasting, their experiences during their extended fasts, and whether or not fasting is something that Read more The post EP38 – Talking Fasting appeared first on TWINSIES.

Duration:00:37:19