For as far back as I can remember I have always been very flexible, to the point of being just plain freaky, and I do a 20-30 minute stretching routine every morning when I wake up and every night before bed. I never cramped unless I was dangerously dehydrated, and I mean around 5% total dehydration or worse (delirium/blurred vision set in at 10% and you die at 15%). But lately, about the last 2 months, I have been cramping a lot, and all over my body in strange places. In places like my shoulders, upper and lower back, abs/obliques, and even my pectorals. This is especially weird because in the 4 times i remember cramping in my 20 years, they were all either in the hamstrings or quads. And to compound the problem, I cramp up every time I try to do any good/useful stretching. So its basically just getting worse, and I’m helpless.
It has effected my pitching, both velocity and location. I worked out hard all year and got my FB velocity up to an average of 91 (top out 93) and was spotting my pitches; but now with all the cramping, I cant spot anything unless I get lucky and my avg velocity has dropped back to 89 (top out 91). This is a huge deal because I am being scouted by 2 teams right now and I’m damn sure they don’t want to see me losing ground at 20 years old. If I can’t figure this out soon, I’m going to have to see a Doctor and get some tests’ run or something, because I’m starting to think I’ve managed to get some type of illness.
What do you guys think? I’m open to all advice/suggestions. By the way, I am not dehydrated, that would be impossible; I drink just short of 2 gallons of water a day.