Part I: Fit to Pitch Training ComponentsChapter 1. Training to PitchChapter 2. Flexibility TrainingChapter 3. Aerobic and Anaerobic ConditioningChapter 4. Muscle Endurance ConditioningChapter 5. Muscle Strength ConditioningChapter 6. Flat-Ground ThrowingChapter 7. Pitching From the MoundPart II: Fit to Pitch Training ProgramChapter 8. The Macro CycleChapter 9. The Micro CyclePart III: Fit to Pitch Rehab and NutritionChapter 10. Rehabilitative TrainingChapter 11. The Pitcher's Training TableAppendix: Weekly Resistance and Mound-Throwing Volume Worksheet
Tom House is recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on pitching. In the Major Leagues from 1967 to 1979, he pitched for the Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, and Seattle Mariners. He has coached major league pitchers since 1980 for the Houston Astros, Texas Rangers, and San Diego Padres. He also has coached in Tokyo and Latin America.Another dimension of Tom's expertise is as scientist and researcher. His company, Bio-Kinetics, is a leader in computerized, three-dimensional motion analysis, which helps athletes learn to maximize performance through proper biomechanics.Assistant to the general manager and international baseball consultant for the San Diego Padres, Tom also travels the world as a consultant, lecturer, and sports psychologist for many professional and amateur baseball players. He has appeared as a guest psychologist on both 60 Minutes and Geraldo. And he appears nationally on television infomercials for HealthRider.Tom, who holds a PhD in psychology, is author of six previous books on baseball and coauthor of four others and has filmed seven videos, including his highly successful The Pitching Edge. He is a member of the Major League Baseball Players' Association, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology.Tom lives in Del Mar, California, and enjoys jogging, fitness activities, and golf.
""""From Texas to Japan, I've watched Tom House work wonders with pitchers. In Fit To Pitch you'll find the best and most complete pitcher conditioning program ever developed."""Bobby ValentineManager, New York Mets AAA Team--Tidewater, Former Manager, Texas Rangers """Fit to Pitch provides the best information available to players and coaches from proper mechanics to the latest in strength, flexibility, and conditioning programs. Fantastic guide for all levels."""Patrick M. CaseyHead Baseball Coach, Oregon State University"