With all the baseball players that we train at Champion and start of the season right around the corner, we thought it would important to share some of the recent articles that I have posted on my website at MikeReinold.com regarding how to prepare to throw and how to perform a throwing program.
Working with so many injured pitchers over my career, one common theme that I often hear when players describe how they got hurt was that they did not properly warm up and prepare themselves to throw. Throwing is very dynamic and aggressive on the body. You have to treat it like any other activity and assure that you are properly prepared before you just start throwing the ball as hard as you can.
One of the most common mistakes I see in young and amateur players is improper throwing programs that may be hurting them more than helping them.
In these articles I share some of the pearls that I have picked up over the years and the exact sequence of activities that we use during throwing programs with our professional baseball players.
This is what the big leaguers do to prepare their body, and trust me, they aren’t throwing as hard as they can on the 5th throw of the day, they are using a progressive method of warming up the arm before they start throwing hard.
They know there is a difference between preparing to throw and getting in their work, and this is a key thing to learn to reduce your chance of injury and enhance your performance.
To prepare before your throwing program, you really need to do two things: 1) Prepare your body and 2) Prepare your throwing. You’ll see what I mean when you read the articles:
- Part 1 – How to Prepare Your Body to Perform a Throwing Program
- Part 2 – How to Perform a Throwing Program
Champion is offering in-season strength and conditioning and arm care programs this spring. These are the same programs we have designed and implemented for many Major League Baseball players. Maximize your performance, recover better between games, and reduce your chance for injury. If you are serious about baseball, contact us now for more information, including info on our current special pricing for in-season arm care programs.