In-Season Eccentric Shoulder Training
July 15, 2013
suggests a threshold for career innings pitched and rotator cuff injury in MLB pitchers:
and points to the eccentric (lengthening) contraction of the rotator cuff during the "Follow Through" to be a significant cause of shoulder injury:
Are You Doing Your Eccentric Training to Help Prevent Injury?
Using a 2-pound medicine ball, practice the 2-knee drill:
In a 3-repetition set:
- Hold on to the medicine ball for the 1st and 2nd repetition
- This strengthens the rotator cuff during the eccentric contraction of the "Follow Through"
- Throw the medicine ball into a wall for the 3rd repetition
- Repeat 10 times, followed by 3 1-minute sets of weighted jump rope to further strengthen the rotatror cuff.
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