ive been bothered by this tendonitis-like pain in my upper arm… I developed this during last season cuz i would throw hard and from over the top… i noticed id get the pain because i would press down on the ball… it gave me good movement on the fastball… any suggestions on conditioning would be appreciated…
Steven Ellis has a PDF document on a weight program for your shoulders. Steve, maybe you can send him the link or point him in the right direction.
The document is called “Fastball Tips E-Zine” Issue No. 2 Volume No. 1. Like Steven Ellis, I have been doing these excercises since I was a 16 I am now 34 and still playing in some semi pro leagues…it’s nothing like the good old minor league days. I miss those days! I beleive this a key part of keeping your shoulder in great shape and from injury.
Great article Steve!! It is great to see that you are getting this kind of information out to everyone. I wish I would have had a forum like this when I was growing up!! Good Stuff!!!
[quote=“ExProPitcher”]Steven Ellis has a PDF document on a weight program for your shoulders. Steve, maybe you can send him the link or point him in the right direction.
The document is called “Fastball Tips E-Zine” Issue No. 2 Volume No. 1.[/quote]
toro15, look for that link from me in your PM Inbox, accessed at the top of this page underneath the forum header.
This program is a year round program. Like I said, It is a great way to keep your should in great shape.
Although I have not looked at the e-zine yet. Hit your rotator cuff hard. USe light dumbbells (5lb) and really work on the front and back of it. You could also substitute rubber tubing for the light dumbells as well. Also remember to keep your forearms and wrist strengthened as well.
mr ellis, do you think i can get the link for it too?
Listen to Mr. Ellis. Use light weights nothing extreme just cause your doing more weight doesn’t mean your getting your shoulder stronger faster. Baseball is a stamina game who’s arm can last the longest. So do light weights in all your lifts and just for for reps. Do your shoulder exercise, do them nightly it doesn’t take long take 15-20 minutes before you go to sleep and do them.
every other day or every 3rd day…your body needs time to recover and lifting even light weights everyday don’t give it time to do that
I’d go and see your family doctor if it persists, s/he can then refer you to a specialist.
I’m going through a rotator cuff problem right now and the physio therapists I have offer great workouts that can be used along with the theraband and dumbell routines