"Band Work"

Hello all,

I am new to the forum. I am a healthcare worker who has a passion for the baseball pitcher.

Wanted to post a polling question if I may…

When a pitcher is told to do “band work”, what does that mean to you?

List the exercises and maybe give a few sentences as to the rationale for doing “band work”.

Just curious as to how many different “band work programs” there are out there.

Wishing you health and success,

Joe Mullins, M.Ed, LAT, ATC

Tons, as you well know :slight_smile:

You’ve probably read The Athlete’s Shoulder given your profession, but just in case you haven’t, there’s a ton of programs in there alongside the most popular one - Thrower’s Ten, ASMI’s recommended “band work” prehab program.

We do similar work at Driveline Baseball. Most baseball trainers believe in direct rotator cuff / active scapular work with bands, though not all do.

Band work is usually referring to rotator cuff exercises or in baseball terms, jobe exercises. Generally, pitchers can use 2.5 pound weights for jobe’s or they have the option of using bands as a replacement. Either way, both exercises are designed to target the inner rotator cuff muscles which are usually susceptible to injury for pitchers.