A Pitch For Strength Training

A Pitch For Strength Training How can baseball or softball pitchers know if they're at an elevated risk of injury? A study published in the NSCA's Performance Training Journal suggests supraspinatus strength is a pretty good indicator. Located in the upper arm and back of shoulder, weakness in this relatively small muscle was related to both serious and easily treated shoulder injuries from throwing. Training to develop strength is this and other upper body muscles could very positively impact a pitcher's season.

True Strength Moment: All athletes can benefit from strength training, not just football players, wrestlers and power lifters. As this study illustrates, strength is a pretty good yard stick for measuring injury free play. We think you'll find that physical strength can be a very reliable asset in any type of competition.
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