Long Distance Running For Pitchers?… “The Gift of Slowness!!”

By Nunzio Signore (B.A. CPT, NASM, FMS, PES)

Long_Dist_vs_SprintIf you want to continue attaining good strength gains in the weight room and power on the mound, sometimes it’s not only what you do, it’s what not to do. Here’s one of those things… [Read more…]

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Arm Care (Part 2) – Post Throwing Maintenance

By Nunzio Signore (B.A. CPT, NASM, FMS, PES)

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In today’s post we are covering Part 2 of Arm Care.  In case you missed Part 1 please click here.

With summer ball approaching, we get a lot of guys asking what they can do after pitching on the weekends to alleviate soreness and help keep their arms up to snuff. Breathing, light band work and post throwing stretches are key.

Due to the eccentric stress placed on the arm while throwing, breathing drills and light stretching to help relax the back can help pitchers regain lost IR (internal rotation) and elbow extension. Incidentally, the same goes for the hip (IR) and knee (extension) of the front leg from stress due to the landing phase of the delivery. [Read more…]

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