Your Body I$ Your Business.
Many athletes struggle with arm weakness, fatigue and poor recovery because they lack the processes to keep themselves in the best shape possible and performing at their best.
This course introduces the Great 8 Performance Process. A look at what to better athletes need to do to perform at peak level, recover fast, and sustain a long-lasting career. Nutrition, hydration, sleep, soft-tissue regeneration and other factors that can advance throwing arm health and performance are topics discussed in this course.
Coaches, parents, athletes, and virtually anyone in sports medicine or sports performance can learn something new to apply in their daily practice from this course.
Be actionable in identifying foods that lower inflammation, expedite recovery times and accelerate tissue regeneration.
Understand macronutrient intakes, meaning what the appropriate amount of carbohydrates, fats and protein is required for athletes in performing at the little league through to the MLB level.
Learn how to regionally increase circulation for the throwing arm to drive important micronutrients, fuel sources, immune cells and growth factors to the labrum and ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow.
Acknowledge the dangers of icing the throwing arm and what alternatives are available to promote healing and reduce swelling.
Attack sleep interference factors by understanding how to deal with blue light exposure after sundown.
Formulate and apply a hydration action plan to ensure athletes are hydrated from morning until night.
About Ryan Crotin
PhD, CSCS, RSCC
Dr. Ryan Crotin is the Executive Vice President of ArmCare.com focusing on global adoption of individualized training and assessment through a data-led approach. He also is the driving force behind ArmCareU and the ArmCare Elite community, being a comprehensive educational stream and network to advance baseball health and performance.
Ryan completed his PhD at the University at Buffalo studying fatigue-induced movement compensations in baseball pitchers.His post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Pennsylvania focused on joint function and biomechanics to determine potential causes of throwing injuries.
His latest position in MLB was Director of Performance Integration for the Los Angeles Angels overseeing strength and conditioning efforts and sport science to apply physiologic-based data to improve the way athletes are coached, receive clinical care, and scouting as it relates to athletic profiling for the amateur draft.
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