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ALL ME Podcast

May 16, 2023

The ALL ME® Podcast

Bridging the Gap Between Training in the Weight Room and Skill Development in Sport - Derek Somerville

Here at the Taylor Hooton Foundation, one of our tremendous partners is the Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society (PBSCCS for short). PBSCCS is our partner behind our MLB ALL ME Advisory Board. Together we inspire people to achieve their physical goals the right way. Because of that, we wanted to team up and bring you a series of podcast episodes focusing on a variety of performance topics. In this episode, we talk with Derek Somerville, the Minor League Strength Coordinator for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Derek will give us his background within the worlds of baseball and strength training, while also taking about his topic-bringing the gap between training in the weight room and skill development in sport.


We talk to Derek about what he means by bridging the gap, what that process looks like, what skills he believes can be developed in the weight room, and how long this process can take. We talk about the other keys that have to be in place to bridge that gap, exercises you can do at home to improve your own skills, and his thoughts about those that may be tempted by PEDs to achieve their goals. Thanks to Derek for his time and thanks to PBSCCS for their support and inspiration for others to be #ALLMEPEDFREE!  

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