Weighted balls w/TJ


#1

Since I have had TJ I am very skeptical of this weighted ball program. As every other pitcher in america I am looking for velocity increase. Are ther any pros that use the weighted ball system, and is it recommended for TJ patients.

My MD (Dr. Arthur Rettig) who worked under Jobe said he doesn’t recommend weighted balls to anyone. So I was just wondering.


#2

I think using weighted balls are fine (even good) when used in drills to strenthen specific muscles.

Dr. Mike Marshall uses them extensively.

However, I would never try to throw at speed using weighted balls.