Throwing a football


#1

Being from the chicagoland area i know the kind of winter we are going to have. Since this is the case and I can’t always get indoors to throw like I want to, is playing catch with a football a good way of keeping the arm strength up? I know it won’t help with mechanics or actually throwing on a mound, but for arm strength and stamina would it be a good idea.

I don’t want to have to build all my arm strength up at the beginning of my season.

I thought it would since it is a lot easier to play catch outside in chicago winters with a football rather than baseballs.

Any thoughts???


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#3

[quote=“bluejay21”]I thought it would since it is a lot easier to play catch outside in chicago winters with a football rather than baseballs.

Any thoughts???[/quote]

I think it’s a good idea.

Aside from conditioning your arm, it will also teach you to powerfully pronate your forearm through the release point (that’s how you throw a tight spiral).

Just don’t over-do it.

Your arm needs some down-time.