I’m not a pitcher (Well except for 4th grade, lol) but my question revolves mainly around throwing and building arm strength so I thought I would ask here.
I am 24 years old and have been out of baseball since 13. I played every year from 4 to 13 years old. I stopped playing in high school and college due to being too small. I suffered from stomach problems and weight problems (Was extremely skinny). At 20 years old I gained a lot of weight to get to a halfway normal size. I’m 5’9 137 lbs. I haven’t really been active but want to start playing baseball again. I got an offer from an adult rec league to play in the fall with a lot of older guys so the skill level isn’t so high. It starts in September.
Thursday I went to the field with a bucket of balls and threw hard for the first time in years. I threw a bunch of pitches from the pitchers mound and then went to 2nd base and threw home a bunch then to the outfield and threw home a bunch until my arm was really sore. I impressed myself as it was pretty decent taking into account I haven’t thrown in so long.
5 days later (today) I went out and got sore really quickly and was only throwing like 70% of what I threw Thursday.
My main questions:
Is still being sore 5 days after throwing for the first time normal?
Can I go out and throw everyday even through the pain till September to build my arm up or will I get hurt?