Okay so its summer and I decided I would take this summer off and not play summer ball but instead throw on a regular basis to maintain. So me and a bud go out and go through our routine every day for about 3 weeks into this summer. Our routine consisted of about an hour of long toss every other day and pitching distance hard throwing every day inbetween.
Monday- Hour of long toss
Tuesday- About 150 pitches, hard throwing
Wendesday- Hour of long toss
Thursday- Hard throwing again about 100 pitches.
So last week my bud leaves on vacation, he won’t be back until later this week. So I decide just to take a break since I have no one to throw to. So after about 5 days(yesterday), I decide to chase down this soccer player kid in my neighborhood and convince him to play catch.
First throw from about 30 feet away…20 FEET OVER HIS HEAD. So we continued and I got under control and I had the nicest, easiest, session of long toss in my life.
I was amazed and tried to think of reasons why throwing had become so effortless. Then I remembered my workload and it clicked. I am quite sure I had been suffering from a dead arm for at least a month. When you have a dead arm, you kinda realize it because all your throws are kinda “forced” like you have to put that extra UMP into each throw.
Do you guys have any suggestions on possibly a different schedule?
Also coaches and players have been hinting at a possible change to OF, do you know any workouts that can help me turn my long distance arm, to more of a line drive arm? Its not like a little league loft, but its gets there.
If this post seems kinda scattered brained its because I haven’t slept in two days.