CSP Elite Baseball Development Podcast: September 2022 Q&A

Written on September 8, 2022 at 4:06 am, by Eric Cressey

It’s time for another listener Q&A, so I cover three questions from our audience in this week’s podcast:

  1. Tommy John surgery rates have skyrocketed over the past decade across all levels of basebalI. I know you’ve supported some of the highest profile athletes through their rehabs at CSP during this time, so I’m curious as to whether there have been any evolutions in your thought process on how you view or manage them?
  2. What’s your approach to an athlete that has a Hip ER/IR total motion difference of greater than 10 degrees?
  3. The more I learn, the more stressful I find programming for athletes. Any tips for this?

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What is Collagen | Collagen Forms | How Does Collagen Work | Benefits | Popular Supplements | FAQs | Which Should You Try | Warnings And Side Effects | Disclaimer

Protein is an essential macronutrient for maintaining health, building muscle, and performing complex bodily functions. Yet, the different types of proteins and their functions are rarely discussed. In this post, we’re diving into and breaking down the most abundant protein in the body, collagen.

Section Divider: What is Collagen?

What is Collagen?(1,2,3,4)

Collagen is a fiber-like structure that makes up connective tissue. In addition to connecting tissue with other tissues, it is a significant component of bones, skin, muscles, tendons, and cartilage. Unfortunately, as we age, our bodies gradually produce less and less collagen. This reduction can result in things like joint pain to wrinkles. But, as you probably already know, other factors can reduce collagen

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A reader recently asked me the following question…

“I’m using a calorie calculator to figure out how many calories I need to eat to lose weight. My question is, should I use this same calculator to recalculate my calories whenever my progress stalls? And then use it again when I finish losing weight and want to go back to maintenance or into a surplus to build muscle?”

No, no, and no.

Let me clear something up about calorie calculators.

In fact, let’s make this a fun little DOs and DON’Ts thing.

I call it…

Calorie Calculator DOs and DON’TS

DO: Use a calorie calculator when you’re first starting out to help you come up with an estimated starting point for how many calories you need to eat per day for your goal (losing weight, building muscle, etc.).

DON’T: Use a calorie calculator for literally anything else ever again.

What I

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