Baseball training | How to stretch your throwing arm

Uploaded by myosource on 23.08.2011

Speaker 1: Next thing as a baseball player, you always want to make sure you stretch out
your upper body, your shoulder, different things like that because when we throw, we're
going to get tensed and we got to make sure we stretched. So before you start practice
or before you move into your speed and agility things, it's always nice, the more you can
stretch your arm the better you're going to be. So the first move is you're going to get
with your partner here. You're going to take your arms behind their back, his hands are
facing each other, you're going to get underneath his wrists and you're going to go up with
it. So you're going to get right here, he's going to feel that in the front side of his
shoulders, a little bit in his chest and down his biceps if he's tight. Good, hold that
for about 15-20 seconds, let him shake it down and we're going to take it up there again.
As you start lifting and you get into more advanced levels of baseball you're going to
start working your biceps, you're going to start lifting with your chest. A lot of the
time you're going to get tight through this area, so this stretch is very important. If
you can only get here and you're bound you really got to start stretching. You can hurt
your arm when you throw. Good. Now you want to take your throwing arm side.
We're going to work on external and internal rotation. So it's important here when I stretch
him he's in line with the shoulder. He's not here and I don't have him high. I have him
right in line with the shoulder. I'm going to support his elbow here and we're going
to roll on back. Take it right to the tension and don't take it any farther. We don't want
to hurt anybody, just get it right where the tension's at, take him forward, let him relax
a little, take him back into it. We're going to go two on each of these. So this time he's
already farther than he was the time before. That's what we need to work on. Good. Now
we're going to go internal rotation. Now the big thing here is a lot of guys will let their
shoulder blade roll forward and they look like they're very flexible because they'll
roll all the way around. What we want to do is maintain a big chest as we stretch, so
we're actually stretching the shoulder here. Relax here, rotate in, now let your shoulder
roll forward. See how we can really roll forward around here because his shoulder is now rolled
up and we're not actually stretching here, his shoulder blades come up. so if he sinks
down, keeps the big chest, relax his shoulder, now we're right here in the stretch. Get about
15-20 second hold, have him come on out, let him move his arm around a little bit and we'll
get another one. Good.