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Strength Maintenance and Pitching program During Season

Strength Maintenance and Pitching program During SeasonNearly all developing pitchers at the moment do not have much of an off season thanks to the rise in popularity of travel teams and the mix of prep, summer and fall leagues. This has caused a rise in elbow and shoulder injuries at a early age for pitchers who are not allowing themselves an off season to recover and rebuild. I became a victim of this pattern during my own career. I received a career ending shoulder injury at 18 to repair a destroyed rotator cuff right after my first college appearance. The 3 common issues contributing to my tear, the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI), lead by the famous Dr. James Andrews, has defined as the reason for the rise in elbow and shoulder injuries in youth pitchers inside their Position Statement released in 2011. Continue reading

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