Based on our current understanding, we won't be able to guard 100% against arm pain. But with the knowledge we do have, what are some things we can do to help reduce the risk of arm pain? Randy Sullivan of the Florida Baseball Ranch offers some suggestions to help guard against arm injuries. This is part 2 of a two-part interview.
Plus Travis Kerber of Elite Baseball Training answers the Question Of The Week about what age to introduce the curve ball to pitchers. And Austin Wasserman of WassermanStrength.com brings us the Pallof Press with Weighted Perturbations in the Wass Strength Tip Of The Week.
In this 41-minute episode, you'll learn:
- a skeleton for off-season work for pitchers
- a generally accepted pre-season ramp-up for pitchers
- for younger pitchers, the key area to be mindful of
- what a growth plate is
- what type of pain is more serious and which is more innocuous
- what to do if your player complains of arm pain
- what to do about players who do NOT complain of arm pain
- why deceleration is important and how to help teach it
- what's wrong with the "towel drill"
- why you should NOT teach your pitchers to finish in a fielder's position
- how the Durathro Sock differs from the Rope Trainer
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- Randy's free Arm Pain Assassin app for Android
- Randy's free Arm Pain Assassin app for iOS
- Randy's free ebook on biceps pain
- Randy's free ebook Why Your Pitching Lessons Don't Work
- Google search on Frans Bosch
- Google search on Nikolai Bernstein
- The Wass Strength Tip Of The Week on the Pallof Press with Weighted Perturbations
- Florida Baseball Ranch
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