Throwing too often


#1

usually my days to throw were tuesdays and fridays, but then got changed to monday thursday.so this all started on last friday, i threw 70 pitches friday, tnen 70 that monday, then before our tream went away i threw 35 that wednesday, then i was supposed to pitch that sunday so i threw a bullpen that friday and then i was called in to pitch the next day on saturday not to mention i was called in in the 4th inning to the bullpen but then i ended up coming in in the 8th so i was throwing for 4 innings.
now my arm is shot and i told my coach i cant throw for a week do you think that is too much or im just being a bitch


#2

Coaches never want to hear that you can’t throw. Asking for a week off may be a bit much, although that is quite a workload you had there.

In a relief situation, make sure to throw based off the flow of the game. Once you get hot the first time, you shouldnt need more than 5-10 pitches next time you’re asked to get ready.

When throwing your bullpens, make sure you’re not going 100% every time. Still throw with good arm speed, but don’t go maxing out on every pitch. Not sure if you were or not.

Now you’re at a point where you have to do everything you can to recover quickly, so try and take precaution through running, shoulder exercises, nutrition and rest.


#3

What did your coach say?


#4

he gave me the time i needed and im back on a regular throwing schedule, he actually appologized to me for making me throw so much in so little time but was like "this isnt a get out of jail free card, it might happen again and you better be ready"
i feel as good to good as i guess im gonna get now