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Baseball Bat Training to Help Prevent Elbow Injury
April 24, 2012

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One of the biggest contributors to throwing elbow injury is improper mechanics:

Improper 20mechanics 20and 20injury

with shoulder and elbow strength being just as important.

While using a weighted jump rope is my #1 recommendation to help prevent arm injury, a new study:

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has introduced a baseball bat program to increase elbow strength.

The goal of the training is to target 2 specific muscles:

flexor 20carpi 20ulnaris

With 3 of the exercises I recommend most here:

(email me if you'd like the rest of the exercises)

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Overhead 20supination 20description

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ulnar 20deviation 20piculnar 20deviation 20descrip

to be done in these amounts:

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during these days:

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The researchers give 2 important notes about the training:

bat 20length 20caution

especially for young players:

caution 20for 20player 20younger 20than 2015

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