LIFE WITH TJ: DAY 137
Since being cleared to throw, I have slowly been working back into throwing using modalities like j-bands, plycare balls, med balls, and wrist weights. The reverse throw has been a staple movement in my throwing for sometime now.
Since being cleared to throw, the reverse throw has played an important role in building a strong foundation for me to return to throwing.
⏪ build strength in the posterior shoulder
⏪ mobilizes the t-spine
⏪ allow the athlete to feel out their arm slot
⏪ prepares the arm, specifically the posterior shoulder, to accept the force of high velocity throwing
⏪ create a feel for generating force from the ground up
Because of the benefits reverse throws have for the arm with minimal stress on the elbow, I have implemented them early and often in order to ingrain high level movement patterns and build back to throwing.
The first video shows me performing these at about 50% effort. The second shows a higher effort throw (70-80% effort). Since implanting these over a month ago, I have progressed from about 30%, controlled effort towards closer and closer to 100%. Both with 2 lb or 1000 gram ball. Put force through the front heel. Keep front leg firm. Twist through t-spine. And let it rip.
Preparing the arm to return to throwing after a major injury is important. Reverse throws give you a lot of bang for little buck (great benefits with minimal stress).
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