I’ve always really enjoyed watching baseball and playing it occasionally, but I’ve never been much of an athlete. Now that I’m out in the workforce at a desk job all day (23 years old), I’ve been trying to become more active. I’ve begun playing baseball with my friends weekly and have been pitching a little bit and throwing longer distances than I ever have before. I find that sometimes, I will develop a pain in my dominant arm bicep that will go from slight discomfort to throbbing pain depending on the day or how much/hard I throw. Upon doing some research, I found that it’s a strain or tendonitis that is recurring because of poor mechanics. I’m putting ice on it, resting it and taking advil. The pain is greatly diminished after only a few days. However, I really don’t want this happening again, which leads me to my question.
I know you can’t see me, but are there some specific motions I’m doing or not doing that is causing the strain? I thought my mechanics were decent enough, but obviously I was wrong.
Some facts about me that may help:
I go to the gym fairly regularly (couple of times a week, weightlifting mostly) and am in pretty good shape, I’m also very thin (5’10”, 140 lbs)
Not looking to become a pro-pitcher at 23, but I’d like to fix my mechanics so that the pain stops and I can at least play the game properly.