All good throwing programs start with a strong warm up phase. The warm up phase does not start out with throwing! There are a wide variety of exercises that a player can do to insure their arm is really ready to start throwing.
Before throwing a ball each player must do some basic should pre-hab to stretch, warm up and strengthen their arm. The beautiful thing is that these pre-hab programs do not require a ton of expensive equipment.
Bands are a great tool for doing your shoulder pre-hab exercises. Surgical tubing, bungy cords and rubber bands all work well. You are only limited by your imagination. For more information on which exercises are good ones, please check out the article written by our sports medicine writer, Kaitlyn Miles.
About the Author: Tory Acheson brings a wealth of knowledge to the Fastpitch Prep staff. He has coached at all levels of the game, including the last 25 years at the college level at the University of Wisconsin – Parkside, Tennessee Tech and Kennesaw State. He began his coaching career at the high school level spending 9 years Whitnall High School in Greenfield, Wis. and is now working as a professional softball instructor.
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