[quote=“kyleb”]Our non-pro post-pubescent guys take no time off of throwing. Now, do they pitch less? Certainly. But college guys coming off 120-150+ innings in spring/summer/fall ball are still throwing long toss, batting practice, and weighted baseballs from time to time as well.
There is no skill you get better at doing by not doing it. Rest has its place but is by and large just atrophy.[/quote]
true, and I agree. the learning and development process never takes a day off.
[quote=“kyleb”]Of course, you have extenuating circumstances. You have GIRD-related issues that were probably not appropriately looked into during the season. Sleeper stretches in-season, cross-body stretches, specific band work, medicine ball training - all of these things could have mitigated the loss of throwing shoulder IR. So an aggressive off-season throwing program is probably not for you, but I wouldn’t advocate shutting it down completely either.
I’d look into some manual therapy and soft tissue work for your throwing shoulder/arm. Possibly Graston Technique or Active Release Techniques combined with frequent foam rolling/self-myofascial release, as well as gently stretching your throwing shoulder into IR and the glove shoulder into ER.
There’s a lot more that can be done, but advice over the Internet is only so useful.[/quote]
appreciate the post.