I am just begining a weight lifting program and so far it’s going good. I’m working hard and everything but a few questions have popped up. I wonder If I am doing the right exercizes for pitching? I have been doing squats, bench press (my pecs are killing me and they are affecting my throwing), incline bench, heel raises, back raises, high pull, power clean, and sit ups. The workout plan I have is a 4 day workout (we had the choice of 3 or 4 day workout). Also it is the same workout that the football team does. I used to play QB but I lack height :-p
Here are my max’s:
Incline Bench 105
Dead Lift 275 (I didn’t really try)
Power Clean 105
*I had a post a few months ago about being clocked at a fair… My friend who just tore a ligament in his elbow just recently got clocked at 83MPH at a college and he has a messed up elbow and isn’t going to be able to pitch anymore :-/ So i’m more confident about my pitching speed because we probably throw around the same speed and he threw that with a hurt arm.
What kind of gains do you think I could get in 3 months time? Also what other exercizes would you recommend for me to do? Also I was wondering if I should start taking supplements like bromelain, turmeric, and fish oil during the season for my tendonitis. (I’ve always have bad tendonitis). What do you guys think about taking these with a multivitamin of course? Does anyone take supplements? If so what do you take?
*Oh and btw if you could tell me something about what my friend could do for his torn ligament (he has scar tissue between the ligament and the bone) what supplements could help him? Me and him are the 2 main pitchers on our Varsity high school team. Thanks For Your Time…