Never Get Sore + Rarely Become Injured = Eccentric Training

What is the number one way to eliminate baseball related shoulder and elbow soreness in the shortest amount of time? Eccentric training. Eccentric training is the use of eccentric contractions. An eccentric contraction is the elongation of a muscle while it’s still contracting.  Think “negatives” in the gym.  This picture briefly describes it:     […]

The Mechanics of Throwing a Baseball: Implications for Long Tossing

Short flat ground throws   VS.    Long toss throws Which throw causes more stress at your shoulder and elbow?  What should you be using in the later phases of your rehab?  Have you returned to baseball and still have pain?  Read this quick, one page document from the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) […]

Injury Prevention Guidelines for Young Baseball Pitchers

In the recent past the sport of baseball has become, and will probably continue to be a year round activity with such events as showcases, fall ball and summer workouts.  Activity and training of this magnitude and scope (the same type of training over, and over and over again) increases the chance for significant shoulder […]