Pitchers: strengthen your legs and core to improve your pitching

Pitchers: strengthen your legs and core to improve your pitching

The Value of Sound to Coaches

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Is Sugar Killing Our Kids?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Processed sugar and high fructose corn syrup are likely responsible for a number of negative health issues, such as obesity and metabolic syndrome Create a lifet.... More »

4 Steps to Help Your Child Get PUMPED UP Before Games + MORE

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How Parents Can Encourage Kids Without Pressure

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youth football tournaments 1461697675 1289919815 Pitchers: strengthen your legs and core to improve your pitchingBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

A recently presented study from orthopedic surgeons at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush sheds further light on the risk factors for injury in elite adolescent pitchers
The study strongly supports the idea that fatigue is a contributing factor in poor pitching mechanics, which ultimately increases the risk for arm injury
The legs and core tend to fatigue and weaken before the shoulder and arm, suggesting that focus on core and leg strength would be helpful in reducing pitching injury risk

It’s that time of year- time to start thinking about baseball and young pitchers…

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