Scap Loading in Pitching Delivery


#1

I have a problem. I have very flexible shoulders (I can play jump rope with them holding my hands together) and I can scap load just as much as Aroldis chapman. I don’t have really any shoulder pain because of it. My problem/question is should I try to stop scap loading so much? I might lose velocity if I do. Should I only stop if my shoulder starts to hurt? What would you do?


#2

I would put some focus on strengthening the shoulders to improve joint stability. Lots of flexibility needs to be accompanied by corresponding strength.


#3

Ok, that’s good advice👍🏻


#4

What exercises would you recommend?


#5

Google “shoulder stability exercises” and you’ll get lots of hits - like this one:

http://functionalresistancetraining.com/exercises/shoulder-stability-exercises

As with any exercise, do them at your own risk.


#6

As long as your elbow stays below your pitching arm side shoulder you will be good. Do not exaggerate just load what is natural. Thanks!