1 Way Pitchers Can Decrease Shoulder and Elbow Stress
August 6th, 2013

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A new study out of The American Journal of Sports Medicine:

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found that when the upper body tilts more than 1 head's-width from the center line:

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Shoulder stress increased by 11.1%

Elbow stress increased by 11.4%

Leading them to conclude:

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But...it may not be the fault of a young pitcher if they do tilt as they may not have the strength to keep their head centered:

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What is a simple rule to follow?

As I wrote in a previous newsletter: Keep Your Eyes Level At Release Point:

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