The subscapularis aids in accelerating the ball as well as prevents anterior shoulder subluxation and shoulder injury during the throw, yet I rarely see it strengthened and almost never see it trained properly. The throwing motion places very high demands on the shoulder and elbow that your body must be able to adequately handle or it will break down. Specific subscapularis training should be included in every baseball player’s arm care routine to increase performance and decrease the risk of injury.
About Ed Martel
I am a former professional pitcher for the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers. After injuries ended my professional career I went to physical therapy earning a Masters in Physical Therapy and later an Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist specialization. I have been working with overhead athletes clinically for over 17 years, and additionally I have coached at the junior college level. http://overheadathletics.com/