Shoulder Exercise for Baseball Players (or any Throwing Athlete)
I found this video of a shoulder exercise that I have never seen before at BaseballStrengthBlog.com. (It looks like their mother site, BaseballStrength.com, is undergoing some changes and you must now register to assess their resources – but that seems like a small price to pay for what appears to be a very informative web site.)
This exercise is unconventional - but looks promising. According to Coach Dan, this exercise is helpful for:
Explosive Shoulder Power
He uses a 2 kg ( a little less than 1 lb. 4.4 lbs - thanks Coach Dan) ball about the size of a basketball – I’m not sure where you’d find the ball that he’s using in the video, but I’m pretty sure a basketball would work just fine.
Be sure to pay attention to what he says in the video – this exercise is not a finger-tip dribbling movement, but an explosive arm movement that is generated by the shoulder.
Give it a try and let me know what you think.
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