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Exercise ball exercises for throwing with allow you to throw further, with less risk of injury.

pitching exercises using the stability ballHodges and Richardson  demonstrated that when subjects performed a unilateral shoulder movement, the transversus abdominis was the first of the trunk muscles to become active, and this activation occurred prior to the onset of actual limb movement. This study suggests that for the throwing athlete, core stability would be important as force is transferred from the ground, up through the lower extremities, across the trunk, and out to the throwing arm.

As force is transmitted to the throwing arm, stability is also required at the scapulothoracic joint (the joint between the rib cage and the shoulder blade) to transfer energy from the trunk to the shoulder. As the arm accelerates it puts tremendous strain on the glenohumeral joint which also requires stability to prevent injury to the rotator cuff and joint capsule.

It has been shown that with weakness of the rotator cuff, the pitcher uses the deltoid excessively, resulting in impingement of the rotator cuff. Weakness of the scapular stabilizer, serratus anterior results in excessive anterior and superior translation of the humeral head. This can lead to impingement of the rotator cuff tendons and strain to the joint capsular structures.

Exercise Ball Exercises for Throwing

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Reverse Plank

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The best shoulder workout for throwing includes technical training, strength and endurance training, core stability training with the exercise ball (also known as the swiss ball, ab ball, balance ball, fit ball, gymnic ball, fitness ball, therapy ball, physio ball, etc.) as well as exercises as prescribed by your pitching coach.