June 11, 2010
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Baseball Ultimate Forearm Training
We recently interviewed Jedd Johnson about a new product he has on the market to help your players develop better forearm and grip strength for baseball. Forearm and grip strength can not only help accelerate bat speed or pitching velocity, but can be very helpful in the prevention of arm injuries.
Jedd is a National Grip Strength Champion and a former college baseball player.
Here is part of the interview with Jedd
EBT Question 1: How long have you been into grip and forearm training and What
are some of your accomplishments?
Jedd: I have been studying and pursuing grip strength since 2002, when I first
started trying to tear decks of cards. From there, I began my pursuit of getting
certified as a Captain of Crush through IrondMind.com. Over the years, I have
entered many grip strength competitions and won several. I was the United
States champion in 2005 and have finished either 2nd or 3rd every year since
then. My biggest accomplishment though, was when I set the record in the Two
Hand Pinch Lift in December 2009 with 256.04 lbs, after several years of
missing. Hard work and consistency definitely pays off!
EBT Question 2: How did you become interested in grip training for baseball?
Jedd: I played baseball all through my childhood and even had two years at a
Division II school, Mansfield University. After leaving the game due to some
injuries, I became highly interested in the strength and conditioning field, and
became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National
Strength and Conditioning Association. In order to keep my certification, I have
to attend seminars and other methods of continued education, and my favorite
seminars to attend have always been the ones on baseball strength and
conditioning, especially the ones having to do with pitching, as I was a pitcher
during my career. Since I also love Grip Training, I have always thought about
how the two compliment one another, and have wanted to write my manual on
Forearm Training for Baseball for years.
For the complete interview with Jedd on a very interesting subject Click Here!
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