Posts Tagged with "rotator cuff"

  • The Pitcher’s Complete Shoulder & Rotator Cuff Prehab Circuit

    • written by Dan Blewett
    • August 11, 2009

    Having a strong shoulder is of the utmost importance for pitchers.  Throwing velocity, injury resistance, durability and stamina are all improved by developing strong, stable shoulders.   Why strength and stability? Because strength is what is going to allow you to throw as hard as you can, and stability keeps your upper arm  properly aligned…… More

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  • Throw Harder: An Intro to Pitching Velocity Development

    • written by Dan Blewett
    • July 22, 2009

    Above all, I am trying to write about what I know, and I know how to squeeze more velocity out of an unexceptional arm.   How do I know this? Because I have an unexceptional arm, and I’ve done a lot of squeezing.  I learned how to get the absolute best out of it, and…… More

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  • Stronger Shoulders: Replace Your YTWL with the LYTP Circuit

    • written by Dan Blewett
    • July 21, 2009

    You may have heard of the Y-T-W-L circuit, which develops scapular stability by strengthening the shoulders and upper back.  Scapular stability is of the utmost importance for overhead throwing athletes like pitchers.  Talk to someone with healthy shoulders, and they probably have been using the YTWL. Yet despite it’s popularity, the YTWL circuit is often…… More

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  • The Sleeper Stretch: Essential to Shoulder Health

    • written by Dan Blewett
    • June 7, 2009

    Pitchers are weird people, mostly because of the physical act of throwing.  The motion is so violent and powerful that it throws a pitcher’s body out of whack and causes major asymmetries in strength, size, flexibility and range of motion, bone structure, etc. One major adaptation of the pitcher is in shoulder range of motion…… More

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