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Hip Abduction Strength Contributes to Dynamic Control of the Trunk and Legs

Hip Abduction Strength Contributes to Dynamic Control of the Trunk and Legs Simple single-leg step-down test (SLSD test) can help assess hip abduction strength, enhance performance and reduce the risk of injury A recent study by medical personnel at USC and California Angles of 180 minor league baseball players indicated that a simple screening test

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RESEARCH REVIEW: Showcases and UCL Injuries in Elite Professional Pitchers

Showcases and UCL Injuries in Elite Professional Pitchers Recent research by Peter K. Kriz, MD and colleagues in the Division of Sports Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School in Providence, RI has revealed interesting information concerning the relationship between the number of High School Showcases attended, ulnar collateral ligament injuries requiring reconstruction (UCL-R) and

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Lower extremity power, spin rate and velocity in pro pitchers

Wong, R, et. al. Relationship between lower body extremity power and fastball spin rate and ball velocity in professional baseball pitchers. J Strength Cond Res. 37(4):823-828, April 2023. Lower extremity power has been hypothesized to increase ball spin and velocity during pitching in baseball. Purpose: The purpose of this study was two-fold: To determine the relationship

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Lower extremity power, spin rate, and velocity in pro pitchers

RESEARCH Wong, R, et. al. Relationship between lower body extremity power and fastball spin rate and ball velocity in professional baseball pitchers. J Strength Cond Res. 37(4):823-828, April 2023. Lower extremity power has been hypothesized to increase ball spin and velocity during pitching in baseball. Purpose: The purpose of this study was two-fold: To determine the

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The Fastest Way to Steal Second Base – Drop Step or Crossover Step?

The Fastest Way to Steal Second Base Drop Step or Crossover Step? By Gene Coleman, Ed. D, RSCC*E There are two starting techniques that most baseball players at all levels use when moving laterally to steal second base: 1) taking a crossover step and 2) performing a drop step. The purpose of this post is

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ARM & SHOULDER INJURIES IN ADOLESCENT PITCHERS

ARM & SHOULDER INJURIES IN ADOLESCENT PITCHERS Research in the Am J Sports Med found that adolescent pitcher who had shoulder or elbow surgery violated at least one Pitch Smart Guideline by: Pitching significantly more months/year Pitching significantly more games/year Pitching significantly more innings/game Throwing significantly more pitches/game Throwing significantly more pitches/year Throwing significantly more

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