While the majority of the adolescent pitching population is busy this offseason shortening their pec minors on the pec-deck, we’ve got our guys and gals performing thoracic mobility drills aimed at actually improving pitching performance and velocity. Besides just improving the overall functionality of the student-athlete, incorporating thoracic mobility drills (both extension and rotation) are going to improve their abilities in the “cocking” or “layback” phase of the wind-up.
Some indicators that suggest the pitcher in your life is in need of some thoracic mobility drills:
1) He or she spends the vast majority of their day slumped over a desk, then at home on the computer, and then on the couch in front of the TV creating a strikingly similar posture to this cute little fellow…
2) He or she has complained of, or have battled chronic, elbow, shoulder, and lower-back pain throughout their career.
3) His or her fastball couldn’t breakthrough a wet paper-bag.
Only about 10-weeks remain until high-school tryouts. Slowly step away from the bench press, and request a free consultation with the experts at SAPT, so we can “get you right.”
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