The 11 Essential Lower-Body Stretches is a packet that I provide to my clients when they want to stretch on their own time to improve their flexibility. It contains descriptions and color pictures of each.. You can download the PDF file for free here: 11 Essential Lower Body Stretches, but it will not open withoutRead more
Need to get stretched out and ready to go in a hurry? Don’t have time for a big, full-body stretch? You’re in luck; I have a video for you with 5 great stretches that are ideal for baseball players, and can be done with comprehensive flow in a short time. I don’t do a lotRead more
I’ve been getting some questions about pitchers stretching routines, so I’m gonna share what I use as a pretty straightforward top to bottom stretch. In about 20 minutes you can hit all of your major muscles and joints, and be ready to go. I like to start with the lower body, and move between stretchesRead more
Hips flexibility is crucial in not just baseball, but all sports. Here are two great dynamic stretches that will get your hip external rotators on the road to a normal ROM. Performing these stretches 1-3 times a day in sets of 12-20 will really help to break open those tight hips.
Here are three more shoulder stretches, that when done in addition to the sleeper stretch, will help keep one’s arm nice and loose. Posterior Deltoid and Infraspinatus Stretch Pull the arm across the chest to feel a stretch in the back of the shoulder. This will get the infraspinatus (a rotator cuff muscle) and theRead more
I’ve been familiar with foam rolling and myofascial release for a few years now, starting when I was told I had a lot of inflexibility that needed to go away. If you’re unfamiliar with myofascial release, check out this article. It’s from wikipedia, but it gives a pretty thorough overview. Basically, though, you maneuver yourselfRead more
Are you a chronic sufferer of hip external rotator tightness. You are not alone. The good news? There is help. Pitching is a rotational activity, and the hips and core are the chief couplers of power to the arm. As the stride foot lands the internal rotators of the hips, along with the core, rotateRead more