By Nunzio Signore (BA, CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)
Strengthening the posterior cuff and teaching the muscles (see above) to “fire quickly” during the deceleration phase of the throw are two key factors in maintaining a healthy arm over the course of a long season.
Many of our ball players here at RPP who train on their own are given “Tall Kneeling Wall Dribbles” as a way to train cuff strength and timing without needing the assistance of a coach to provide rhythmic stabilizations. This exercise is also great for strengthening the anterior (front) core, which prevents the athlete from excessively arching his back when in the “lay back position”.
Here North Rockland’s Christian Nicolosi who will be attending Quinnipiac University in the fall shows us how:
(Tall Kneeling Wall Dribbles)
See ya’ in the gym.