Pitching causes significant stress to the arm and body, and that stress can cause significant motion losses. Motion losses are regularly tied to shoulder and arm injuries. Here are 4 ways to regain motion in baseball pitchers.
When I asked baseball players and professionals if they wished they started strength training at an earlier age, 96% responded with “YES.” The earlier you begin to prepare for long-term success, the better. Here is a long-term development plan that will help assist baseball players from youth sports to high school to a professional career.
Having better “control” means that your brain does a good job calling on the right muscles at the right time, and that you have the strength to maintain a stable platform to throw from. So really, when we’re talking about control, we’re talking about becoming more stable, which is basically talking about getting stronger.
This brings us back to Lantz’s comment. When a pitcher lacks the ability (stability) to maintain pelvic position, it’s hard to make an efficient rotation at front foot strike, while still maintaining his driveline to the plate. The outcome is usually missing high and arm side, in other words a lack of CONTROL.…
Conditioning for baseball players has long consisted of LSD: long, slow, distance work. While slow aerobic work has its benefits, it is not the most specific way of training the baseball player. Tempo runs are low intensity sprints performed at 65-75% of max speed. They are essentially the middle ground between full out sprints, and slow jogging.