Today I’d like to share this article with you titled [The Dangers of Spring Training: Pitchers at risk from Day 1](https://www.sportingnews.com/mlb-news/4696357-spring-training-injuries-pitchers-prevention-tommy-john)
I see many of my own students fall into the trap of simply not being prepared for their first start of the season. Many fail to physically prepare themselves for the demand pitching requires on the mound. It’s one thing to throw on flat ground for a few weeks and another to rev up on game day 2 weeks later throwing 100%. Most arms can’t handle that workload to quickly. That is why we see such an increase of arm injuries early in the year when little leagues, high school teams and others participate in their first tournaments of the year. Most pitchers haven’t done adequate amounts of throwing on and off the mound, pitching specific exercises and stretches before and after throwing and they try and prepare for their first outing in 2 weeks. That’s not enough time to get prepared for the season.
Are you doing all you can to prepare for the season this year so you take care of your arm?
How much is too much throwing / too little throwing?
Are you throwing effective bullpens to prepare for the season?
Is your core strength up to par?
Are you using elastic bands to strengthen and lengthen the tendons and ligaments that support your larger shoulder muscles?
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Have a great Sunday!
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