If you've read Jeff Passan's book The Arm, you know Japanese baseball players throw a lot. Yet even with kids playing multiple sports in the U.S. and Canada, baseball arm injuries are still on the rise. Randy Sullivan of the Florida Baseball Ranch discusses factors that contribute to arm injuries.
In this 33-minute episode, you'll learn:
- why pitching instruction is often misguided
- six flawed pitching techniques/cues we give our kids
- what connection and disconnection is, and three reasons why that's important
- one key thing a coach or parent can help start a young kid learn how to pitch properly
- four ways to influence movement patterns
- how recording your pitching motion can be both good and bad
- six different types of constraints that lead to arm pain
- how nutrition plays an important role in rebuilding your amino acid base
- Randy's thoughts on protein powders
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