I’m hoping someone out there (Steven?) can find a copy of the study(ies) that Dr. Frank Jobes did with EMG analysis of pitchers. Dick Mills has drawn some serious conclusions about the role of muscle contraction in the acceleration phase of pitching as a result of what he says is Dr. Jobes’ findings.
Supposedly, Jobes’ EMG studies show that there is little or no muscular contractile activity during arm acceleration. Mills takes this and goes with it. Mills has his detractors, that’s for sure but, if his interpretation of this study is correct, we just might all need to take heed.
My problem with it is that Mills is saying that the study points to the “arm” and “shoulder” having little activity. How is this defined. Which muscles or muscle groups did Jobes actually monitor? Did he monitor the pecs? Anterior deltoids? Rotator cuff? Biceps? Triceps? Forearms?
We need to see this study folks. I can’t find it. If anyone can get their grubby little paws on it, I’d dearly love to see it.