10 weeks ago today!! Cant wait to be back on the mound!! #tommyjohn
One of the best pitchers to ever play baseball never went to showcases, played travel ball, or paid for a lesson or training (7th winningest lefty of ALL-TIME.) This element is missing in today's youth athlete I believe. Not that books are the way to go to learn much of anything these days with technology bringing us immediate sources to our fingertips. The element I am talking about is that desire, being internally self-driven to imagine a goal or dream, and do what it takes to get there. All too often these days kids are "given" everything in regards to sports. High level equipment, over-priced lessons, purchased showcases, unnecessary travel teams, poorly developed training. You don't see the kid standing outside of his house swinging a bat imagining he is his favorite player. You don't see the kid throwing against a wall or shooting hoops by herself with that look in their eyes that they are in game 7 of the World Series or NBA finals. There's no more doing what it takes to get to where YOU want to be in life....GRIT. 1000 reps. Hours of practice. Determination. Tenacity. Accountability. Effort. Perseverance. Even in health everyone wants you to "heal me", "fix me", "make me better." I'm all about using the resources we have available to us to be the best version of ourselves. But it MUST come from inside of each person...your WHY. No doctor can save you. No coach can make you better. No parent can grant wishes. And no priest can orate you to heaven. If you want something...work your ass off and get it. Great day to get better. #tommyjohn#tommyjohnsolution#performance#youthsports#wellness#fitness#training#trainforlife#trainlikeababy#mentalhealth#health#healing#healthy#healthiswealth#strength#neverstopmoving#dreams#goals#grit#yourWHY#rehab#physicaltherapy#therapy#meditation#sandiego#encinitas#california
Around two years ago I booked my first commercial in LA with @TommyJohnWear called The Big Adjustment. Lol pretty self explanatory lol.
I got a email from them today that really made my day so I wanted to show them some love. Plus this technically means I'm an underwear model... 😂 #TommyJohn#TommyJohnWear#TheBigAdjustment
Sports Anatomy: The Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) is located on the medial or inside portion of the elbow. In throwing, especially pitching, there are enormous forces that act on the UCL. Studies have described the amount of torque on the inner elbow as being between 40-60lbs when the arm is cocked to throw.
When the UCL is torn, Tommy John surgery aka UCL reconstruction is needed. Many myths regarding this surgery exist. One baseball player that I am helping with rehab just the other day mentioned a common myth to me. He said that a friend was hoping he could get Tommy John surgery. This myth that post Tommy John surgery you will perform better and throw harder is quite common but it is NOT true. Research has shown that only 70-80% return to their previous ability level and that their performance is comparable to others of the same age and ability. Put another way 1 in 5 will never reach their previous ability level and those that do will only equal their previous ability level but have missed a year or more due to surgery and rehab. This surgery should be seen as a way to hopefully preserve a career and not a performance enhancer.