PLAYING BASEBALL THIS YEAR?
Part 1 of 4 shoulder/thoracic mobility series. You need strong, mobile shoulders and thoracic spine to throw and swing efficiently.
Try some of these movements to bulletproof your shoulders for the upcoming season.
In these exercises, shoulder flexion is the focus.
Studies done have indicated that limitations in shoulder flexion increase the chance of elbow injuries in ball players by 2.5x.
Most often these injuries will be directly related to a scapular control, thoracic spine or a core positioning issue.
Start movements in supine with hips and knees flexed and lower back flat on the foam roller to prevent ribs from flaring.