Just to add from my experience. I completed the p90x work out. It was tough and I was proud I completed it. Did it make me a better pitcher No. I did’nt throw harder or anything like that.
But since It was a great improvement in the amount of time I exercised and worked out, it obviously transformed me into better shape. Athletically I did improve, but did it help me throw harder?
Nor did I ever expect it to.
Yeah I have been doing lots of reading on the changes is mechanics. I just didn’t see much on the conditioning part.
Thanks for the info. I’ll be getting started soon.
I agree 1000% on not using ice after pitching. I never iced until college and I turned from no arm soreness or pain to having the same issues as everyone else.
I am 34 years old and have played in a competitive wood bat league since college. I do not ice my arm. I believe in keeping active after pitching.. a little running and even a little stretching or throwing.
It is hard to get through someone’s head that icing does not help any. I always tell players you ice pain and work soreness out. You ice an ankle injury.
The old school coaching philosophy used to be a hot whirlpool. Sprained ankle etc. put it in the hot whirlpool…when it would swell up greatly the old school coaches would say “you didn’t get it into the whirlpool fast enough”
People say what they know and have heard before……not knowing if it is true or not.
My Daughter is almost 6 and my oldest son is 4 years old. My daughter is a natural lefty in everything she does. This is a great advantage in fastpitch softball.
My question is as I toss the ball around with my son can he be encourage him to throw with one arm over the other.
As a high school coach I have taught hitters to switch hit and have seen players who have never played before throw the ball much better in the course of a season.
How is a child’s throwing arm determined? I have seen many who may throw right and bat left, and vice versa. I have seen some that may be left handed everywhere else in life but bat and throw right handed.
I by no means already have my children on a workout regiment or anything
I was just very curious of this.