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How to Identify and Prevent Throwing Arm Stress

By Nick Caprio, Youth1, 01/03/18, 12:00PM CST

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Almost exaggerating your throwing motion, you want to have some torso rotation and a finish similar to after ball release during your throwing motion. Using your entire body will help reduce stress on the throwing arm.

Injuries in baseball was a hot topic this year, with high profile arms placed on the disabled list, the continuing conversation of pitch counts, inning limits and performance training raged on.

With the help of software, slow motion analysis and wearable technology, we can track arm speed and joint forces in real time. Honestly it is an amazing time in baseball performance enhancement, thanks in large part to technology and a growing body of information on just how brutal the throwing motion can be on the body.

Today we are going to review some important points related to throwing and review some positions (good and bad) within the pitching delivery that may increase your risk of injury.