There are many benefits of playing sports. Kids active in sports rely on exercise to strengthen muscle and bone, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, decrease the risk of diabetes, increase positivity and energy and much more. There are even exercises that strengthen specific parts of the body for athletes who want to focus on training for a particular sport.
The Young Athlete Center has created a booklet of 20 throwing exercises to increase muscular strength in baseball pitchers, and to help athletes avoid injury. These exercises strengthen the major muscles necessary for pitching and throwing a baseball, focusing on the rotator cuff muscles, upper arm and muscles which control the shoulder blade. These easy exercises, based on the “Thrower’s Ten” workout model, will help athletes get in tip-top shape for baseball season.
About the Young Athlete Center
The orthopedic and sports medicine team at the Washington University and St. Louis Children’s Young Athlete Center is dedicated to caring for kids of all ages with sports-related injuries. The Young Athlete Center is conveniently located in the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Specialty Care Center in west St. Louis County, with additional orthopedic services at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in the Central West End. Check out The Young Athlete Center’s helpful resources for keeping athletes safe and strong.