Is voodoo flossing trying to solve for lactic acid build up?
The problem with that is there is very little if any lactic acid in your arm after a pitching performance to begin with. For lactic acid to build up, you have to perform at full effort for at least 20 seconds consecutively. Pitchers use one explosive burst for less than one second at a time, and then rest for at least 12 seconds.
There is no lactic acid build-up.
The soreness in a pitcher’s arm is more likely caused from a bunch of micro-tears in the muscles from the repeated explosive movements. Doing a series of longer sprints will get the blood flowing to these micro-tears just as well as a long distance run. I encourage interval training when running poles…which I believe research shows is the best type of training. Let’s not confuse the running of poles with slow, distance running. Running poles (utilizing sprints) can be a great way to develop the anaerobic explosiveness needed for pitching.