Today’s video post is extra special because comes to you with some BIG news! – Please join me in congratulating Performance University intern, Dan Blewett for recently making the ranks of Professional Baseball player!

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Dan’s Pro team is located in Normal Illinois and is called the Normal Cornbelters. They play in the independent professional Frontier League. They recently added him to the roster on the Team’s website, and on this little blurb in this press release.

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To celebrate Dans achievements, he and I have teamed up to show you 5 of the top stretches you can do to improve your sports performance. These stretches are especially valuable to the Baseball athlete. Dan has personally used these very same stretches to help become a Pro!

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Upcoming Strength Coaches, Trainers and athletes can learn from what Dan has done here at Performance U and from what he’s done for himself to become a Pro!

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As an athlete, Dan has been dedicated to his strength & conditioning program while simultaneously rehabilitating his pitching arm from Tommy John surgery. Every time there was a break in the action here at Performance U, Dan wouldn’t just sit around. He’d start performing his stretches and telling me about the tough workout he’d just put himself and some of his college teammates through. That my friends is the type of energy and dedication it takes to become a professional athlete!

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As an intern – Dan has been one of the BEST interns I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Every client here at Performance U loves to work with Dan because he’s genuine, social and enthusiastic! I like to say that I can make anyone a great Personal Trainer in a matter of weeks. But, all the technical stuff aside – I can’t make you a better people person. You either have it, or you don’t. Dan is just a likable guy! He always shows up when he’s supposed to, does whatever is asked of him without question and always asks great questions. Plus, he loves Strength & Conditioning and actually puts into practice what he’s learned!

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Dan regularly shares is Baseball Conditioning knowledge through his Blog – DanBlewett.com. Dan’s blog always has incredible content and is a must if you’re interested in Baseball training! It’s funny how whenever I have the honor of working with a person like Dan – I think I end up learning just as much from them as they learn from me! I read Dan’s blog every week and he’s always teaching me something new!

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The 5 BEST Stretches for Athletes!

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There are a multitude of valuable stretches available to athletes. The video below is by no means an exhaustive list of flexibility exercises Dan and I use. That said, this video will provide you with what Dan I consider our Top 5, Go-To stretches!

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Dan’s story of transforming himself from college athlete to Performance U intern, to Elite Strength coach to Pro athlete, all in just  about 1 year , is nothing short of impressive! I can assure you none of his success was due to luck! Dan’s success has come from his hard work, dedication, never give up attitude and true passion for his sport. My friends, if you want to succeed in anything – you have to be willing to work hard  and sacrifice like Dan.

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CONGRATS DAN ON ALL YOUR SUCCESS  and THANK YOU FOR TEACHING ME SOME VALUABLE LESSONS IN LIVING AND LEARNING!- YOU HAVE MADE ME PROUD!

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Please post a comment below or go to Dan’s blog and personally congratulate him on his achievements and thank him for putting together such a great video!

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