Get in Game Shape

Monday, August 30, 2010

Better Nutrition=Better Performance

Hello Hitters,

Processed, Packaged, Boxed & Canned!!

Foods processed this way will make you fat, feel lazy and lethargic. You will not play to your optimal performance if your diet consists primarily of processed, packaged, boxed and canned foods.

Try to replace these foods with healthy, grass fed animal products. Grass fed animal products have higher nutrients and will make you leaner and healthier. Because of the high nutrient density of grass fed, animal products, you will actually eat less and avoid consuming dangerous hormones, antibiotics and parasites that unhealthy animals may consume and pass on to you.

Remember, a healthy hitter is a dangerous hitter!

Stay Focused
Mike "The HitMan" Easler

PS I would like to thank Brandon Smith and Joe Howley for their input on the subject of nutrition and performance.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

14 tips to be a better hitter

Hello Hitters,

I’ve asked my friend and professional strength coach, Brandon Smith to provide some “rules” of Nutrition for Baseball players.
Here are 14 Nutrition tips to make you “Conditioned To Hit”

1. Eat Every 3-4 hours
2. Eat protein with every meal (when possible)
3. Consume Quality Whey Isolate Protein
4. Include essential fats with every meal
5. Eat higher quality foods
6. Try to plan meals ahead of time
7. Take in PLEANTY of WATER
8. Stay in a Positive frame of mind
9. Take your 90 essential nutrients everyday
10. Take enzymes, probiotics and phytonutrients
11. Get Vitamin D & Calcium
12. Consume foods high in Antioxidents and high ORAC score
13. Stay away from Genetically Modified Food (corn is about 90% modified)

Remember, a dangerous hitter is Conditioned to Hit in all phases of the game, including nutrition and recovery. Please leave a comment if you have questions regarding any of these guide lines!

Stay Focused
Mike “The HitMan” Easler

Monday, August 9, 2010

Hello hitters,

I hope you guys and girls are hitting up a storm this summer. Hitting is not easy(maybe the hardest thing to do in sports)

Many hitters struggle in the middle of their season. Big league hitters struggle too.

What should you do when you hit a mini slump?

Number 1-don't take it like it's a matter of life and death. It's just a game at the end of the day.
Number 2 -don't panic. A slump won't last forever.
Number 3- go back to the basic fundamentals of hitting.
Number 4- review my 5 essentials to hitting

Go back to the basic tee drills. Try and drive everything straight away to center field. Keep your head and eyes on the ball throughout your swing. Most of all, make sure you are balanced, dropping your hips down to keep you in a strong hitting position. When you swing your back knee should drop a little bit lower than your front knee. Very similar to a bunting approach.

After you feel good on the Tee, go to your basic soft toss drills, either front toss or side toss. Again, stay balanced, cut down on your swing and drive every single ball up the middle.

Stay positive and stay confident. Your swing will come back sooner than you think. Just keep telling yourself "I can hit", "I can hit". Most slumps are caused by over thinking and trying to do to much at the plate. Always get back to basics when you struggle.

Stay Focused
Mike "The HitMan" Easler

Monday, August 2, 2010

Strength for Baseball

I hope you’re well and hitting line drives!

If you’ve downloaded my Ebook, “Conditioned to Ht” you know that physical CONDITIONING is a major part to your hitting success. A good hitter has a strong lower body, great balance, mobility through the hips and powerful arms, hand and wrists.

Every Major League organization has a professional Strength Coach on staff who works with the players every single day during the season and keeps an eye on them in the off-season. Many of you reading this post do not have the luxury of having your own strength coach….until now!

My good friend and professional strength coach, Brandon Smithis now available to help you. Brandon will consult with you (either in person or by phone) and design your own personalized baseball strength and conditioning program. Now you have the ability to train just like the pros! Brandon will monitor your program every month to give you the competitive edge. You will also receive a great education on proper nutrition and supplementation, to further help your physical development. If you want to get started on a 2 week trial, CLICK HERE and let Brandon help your game!

Stay Focused and get Conditioned!
Mike “The HitMan” Easler