Baseball Pitcher Conditioning
What is “The New Mold” of pitcher conditioning? First, do baseball pitchers, or any baseball player for the matter, need to condition? Yes they do. However, that’s not the real question. The real question is whether baseball players should partake in long distance running/conditioning? Hell No! And when I say long distance conditioning or running, […]
The Bible of Static and Dynamic Stretching. Which is Better?
Define and Debate! Ok, lets settle this debate once and for all until new research can prove differently. First off, lets define static and dynamic stretching. Static stretching is the slow hold stretches you used to do in gym class. Remember when you used to stand, cross your legs and reach down to stretch your […]
The Mechanics of Throwing a Baseball: Implications for Long Tossing
Short flat ground throws VS. Long toss throws Which throw causes more stress at your shoulder and elbow? What should you be using in the later phases of your rehab? Have you returned to baseball and still have pain? Read this quick, one page document from the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) […]
Injury Prevention Guidelines for Young Baseball Pitchers
In the recent past the sport of baseball has become, and will probably continue to be a year round activity with such events as showcases, fall ball and summer workouts. Activity and training of this magnitude and scope (the same type of training over, and over and over again) increases the chance for significant shoulder […]
Static Core Strength No More!
When is the last time you saw an overhead athlete maintain a static position to perform their sport movement?!? Can’t think of any? Think harder…….still nothing? That’s because no athlete EVER, since the beginning of time has maintained a static or non-moving body during their sport movement. OK, what am I trying to get at? […]