Early sports specialization has become increasingly more popular, with 17% and 41% of youth athletes are now considered ‘highly specialized’ in sports. Much of this has been driven by parents and coaches hoping to help their kid get ahead and allow them to make varsity or get a scholarship for college. This has been amplifiedContinue reading “Early Sports Specialization Short and Long Term Risk”
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7 Exercises for Pitchers and Their Shoulders
pitchers arms are quite literally super cars. Their pitching arm can create angular velocities of 8500 degrees per second! With having this much horse power, we must have the “brakes” to match. To absorb the forces that pitching creates, we must use our entire body in a 3 dimensional motion. However, many times the weak point in our system is the rotator cuff. This leads to Rotator cuff injuries being one of the most common injuries among pitchers. To help prevent these injuries we must develop proper amounts of mobility, strength and motor control. In these 7 exercises, we are training our shoulder and body to control eccentric forces.