First off of course, thank you very much for providing the programming for CFFB. It’s proved to be the most effective method of developing increased strength for me and helped me gain the weight I’ve long been unable to gain. I’m a baseball pitcher, 6’4″ 200 lbs and haven’t pitched for over two years because of a shoulder injury that involved surgery to fix a labrum tear. I’m in the very early stages of rehabilitation in hopes of playing again. I have already noticed a difference in my power and strength relative to my throwing. My question is, what should I be careful of as a throwing athlete when continuing to use your programming while pitching, if any? I’ve heard the whole riot act on impingement and not going overhead as a thrower but I’d like your take on this. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much again!
Here are our prerequisites for overhead athletes wanting to go overhead.
- Stable and healthy shoulders. If the athlete has a lax joint or pain, no sense aggravating it with ballistic overhead movements.
- Progressively developed technical efficiency with the movements. This includes the barbell press, push press, jerk, and Olympic lifts.
- They are mentally and emotionally comfortable with going overhead.