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In-Season Arm Care and Recovery


As the snow begins to melt and the sun peeks out from the sky, the competitive spring season will finally be here. Hopefully by now, your arm isn’t hanging off your body because you properly conditioned your arm during the offseason.

However, it really scared me when I heard of some athletes throwing 65+ pitches in their bullpen...

Assuming that anyone reading this properly conditioned the arm in the offseason, this article is aimed to help that individual.

In order for an arm to stay healthy throughout the entire season, there are some principles to consider: joint positions, scapula-glenohumeral rhythm (the shoulder blade and ball-and-socket joints), strength and recovery.

Joint Positioning and Rhythm

If you want your arm to stay healthy, it should act like an arm. What exactly does this mean anyway?