How To Increase throwing Velocity
So you want to throw harder do ya? Well, there are several things you can do physically to Increase throwing velocity so you don’t have to solely rely on genetics alone.
Whats your Shoulder Routine? Do you even have one? If not, this is a great place to start even for players 9 and up.
First I would like to, simply as possible, teach you the Anatomy of the shoulder and How it equates to increased MPH and Increased throwing velocity. Plus, I think its always important to give an education so you “Get” How Important This Information can be if taken advantage of.
THE ANATOMY OF THE SHOULDER
THE GLENOHUMERAL JOINT (shoulder joint) is inherently mobile by architectural design. It is a ball and socket joint, but unlike the ball of the hip joint, which is almost entirely surrounded by the socket of the pelvis, the ball of the glenohumeral joint sits in the socket like a golf ball on a tee (Fig. 2.1). Instead of relying on the socket to provide stability, the shoulder relies on a delicate balance between the static (ligament) and dynamic (muscle) stabilizers to control the position of the humeral head (ball) in the joint.
THE ROTATOR CUFF is comprised of four muscles that are attached to the scapula. The supraspinatus, infraspinatus and teres minor are located on the posterior (back) side of the scapula (Fig. 2.2) while the subscapularis is located on the anterior (front) side of the scapula (Fig. 2.3). These muscles contract during the throwing motion to hold the ball in the socket, offsetting the strong pull of the larger muscles surrounding the shoulder. They also have an instrumental role in decelerating the arm during follow through.
THE SCAPULA (shoulder blade) acts as a foundation to the throwing arm and has seventeen muscular attachments. It has only one small bony attachment to the body at the sternum, via the clavicle. During the throwing motion, the trapezius, rhomboids, serratus anterior and levator scapulae (Fig. 3.1) function synchronously to stabilize and upwardly rotate the scapula on the rib cage. At the same time, these muscles serve as postural stabilizers to enhance the static and dynamic position of the shoulder joint. Improving this postural position creates increased space above the rotator cuff and may prevent rotator cuff impingement (Fig. 3.2).
Check Out My X Symmetry Shoulder Routine Video (paste video here)
Now that you have an understanding of The Anatomy Learn How To Prevent Serious Baseball Shoulder Injuries From Ever Occuring.Randy Curtis, MLBPAA