December 2014 Athlete of the Month: Kevin McShea

 

Kevin McShea is the quintessential Peerless Athlete.  A pitcher/first baseman, Kevin plays in the Summer Frederick American Legion and for his high school, Thomas Johnson in Frederick, MD.   He has the "just tell me what to do and I'll do it" type of dedication that molds an individual into a tough athlete and a tough person.  Kevin became a Peerless Athlete a year ago and his dedication has paid off, even more than he expected.

"I started weightlifting as a freshman in high school, doing basic lifts to get stronger, but didn't feel the workouts were meant to improve sport performance.  I didn't see much improvement...But in this last year alone I saw more improvement than I did the past 2 years combined."

"My pitch speed was high 70's ...  I now hang around mid-to low 80's topping out at 85MPH.  I have more stamina now and I can maintain my pitch speed for 60-80 pitches."

Kevin also saw his bat speed increasing going from a slow swing to having "the fastest bat on the team last time we measured... I am hitting the ball a lot harder and a lot further"

When Kevin started with Peerless, he told us about some shoulder pain he experienced while pitching and that he wasn't maintaining his pitch speed throughout the game.  But that was a year ago.  Peerless Athletics provided Kevin with customized shoulder injury prevention exercises to rebuild strength in his shoulder and improve his power-endurance on the mound.

"I like how organized it is, how it trains me specifically for baseball.  Before I would gradually get stronger, but with this (program) I am getting better in baseball... I feel quicker and more explosive... A lot of people are lifting but they don't have a true purpose, they don't know why they are doing what they are doing, but I know that Peerless knows how to get you better."

Congrats Kevin! Keep up the great work!

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Chris Campbell

Chris Campbell - CEO and Co-Founder Through my passion to forge myself into the best athlete possible, I developed a love for performance training. I learned and experienced that with the right training and the right coach, any athlete can change their body and maximize their performance. The passion I experienced as an athlete trying to find the best training regimen to achieve all my goals was the foundation for starting Peerless Athletics. I began a journey to find the “Holy Grail” of training by learning from great coaches and combining the best parts of each system into one complete training system: Peerless Athletics. I have personally been trained by the best performance coaches in the country including: - Mike Boyle (Director of S&C for the Boston Red Sox) - Dennis Logan (Head of NFL Combine Prep Program at EXOS) - Keenan Robinson (North Baltimore Swim Club and Michael Phelps’ SC) - Rob Oshinskie (Owner/Founder of Victory Sports and Performance) - Joel Saunders (Director of Adult Performance Training at EXOS) - Dennis Keiser (Owner/Founder of Keiser pneumantics) - Rob Taylor (Owner of Smarter Team Training) - Mike Gittleson (Fmr. U. of Michigan S&C Coach) - Augie Maurelli (Fmr. U. of Delaware S&C Coach) - Scott Moody (Owner/Founder of AthleteFIT) - Kevin Boyle (Director for Explosive Performance) - Chris Gorres (Regional Director for Explosive Performance) Athletic Accomplishments: As a walk-on at the University of Delaware, I beat the odds by earning a starting position and a full athletic scholarship. I played fullback/h-back and linebacker for the Blue Hens from 2009-2011. In 2010 we won our conference, the CAA, and went to the D-1 FCS Championship Game. After college, I used the Peerless Athletics Training System to improve my combine stats dramatically. I was invited to the NFL Super Regional Combine to workout in front of all 32 NFL teams. I would have never got to that stage without Peerless Athletics Training Systems which is why I am now dedicated to providing every person I work with the opportunity to use our system and become the best version of themselves.