I’ve written about Rotation MB Throws in a previous article, What Sport Specificity Really Means but wanted to repost and re-explain the importance of hip flexion to hip extension when performing this exercise.
The “Elbow Up” cue has been around for a long time and is certainly heard during many games and practices, but what does this actually mean? I feel like coaches, parents and players are using this term excessively and incorrectly, just for the sake of saying something when a throw is off target. “Elbow Up” […]
I just want to clarify what I mean when I say the elbow should extend in line with the rest of the body at ball release and the forearm will then pronate through. Elbow extension/pronation timing is actually one of the most difficult aspects of the throw to correct IF the athlete “pushes” the ball […]
The “Water Bottle” Drill teaches an athlete to develop high level throwing patterns via motor learning. Positions cannot be taught in a throw. Movements need to be the focus. This is why the “L” Drill is so detrimental for baseball & softball players, where a specific position is the focus and not the actual movement […]
The timing of pronation and humeral head internal rotation during a throw is vital to maximize throwing potential and minimize the risk of acute and/or chronic elbow pain. What most throwing athletes don’t understand is that for any arm slot, the elbow must extend in line with the body (or slightly out in front of […]