I recently spent a weekend with many high school baseball players as part of a summer academy here in Southern California. The experience was great—the teaching, instruction on technique and performance, as well as lessons on leadership were memorable—and wow, … Read more >
If you look around social media, you’ll see that more baseball pitchers are lifting “heavy.” This is, in general, a good trend – pitchers were coddled and treated with fragility for years.
But, pitchers are different – different than position … Read more >
I was having a conversation with one of my players the other day about his body. He’s been having trouble with his front shoulder “popping out” whenever he finishes a swing, and it’s happened multiple times throughout his high school … Read more >
A superior glenoid labrum injury is a common reason for shoulder pain in baseball players.
These injuries were initially explained by Dr. James Andrews in 1985 secondary to a biceps tendon origin pathology. The injury is described in that the … Read more >
When it comes to your adductors, or groin muscles, stretching is one of the most common go-to interventions to keep you from straining or pulling your groin. Stretching is one of the tools we use, but how do we strengthen … Read more >
Injuries to baseball pitchers. You’re probably thinking of an assortment of shoulder and elbow pathologies. The most common ones include labral injuries of the shoulder or ulnar collateral ligament tears of the elbow requiring a Tommy John procedure.
One growing … Read more >
Regaining motion following heavy doses of high intensity throwing cannot be overlooked.
Throwing causes significant range of motion changes from eccentric stress. Any movement activity causing significant muscle damage can alter movement in the days following.
Pitchers throwing a large … Read more >
BASEBALL is a pattern overload sport, meaning the same movements are replicated thousands of times throughout a season. Since baseball is a one-sided sport, this PATTERN OVERLOAD has the tendency to create muscle imbalances, often times leading to injury and … Read more >
My elbow hurts a lot.
My arm feels really tight.
I feel great!
It was really sore the next day.
I had nothing on it – no movement and no velocity.
It started off good, then it started to hurt. … Read more >
I had another request from a subscriber to go over some arm care exercises this week. I put together a video below of 4 exercises I consistently use with our throwers during arm care days, or after a throwing … Read more >