I actually just read this and thought of something that may be very interesting to think about.
Did you know that fastballs cause elbow pain, torn rotator cuffs, GIRD, HIRD, and a multitude of other issues with the body?
It’s true, if you think about it. If you had a guy who threw too much, eventually his body would be overstressed and become injured. If you have a guy with bad mechanics, he eventually gets injured as well.
The bottom line is, if we do not appropriately prepare ourselves for the stress that our bodies will receive, no matter what we will get hurt.
With injuries at a young age, people say it is a lack of physical maturity, at an older age, a lack of physical health/strength. I simply say that it is a lack of preparation. Preparation isn’t just mechanics, the gym, nutrition, etc. It is a combination of everything, how we eat, sleep, stretch, lift, throw, even think. If we prepared more often, we would find ourselves less unprepared. Call it a “yogi-ism” if you will.