Category Archives: Baseball
Pre-Season/Winter Workout Throwing Program Guideline:
Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC 1. Dynamic warm up: Perform the dynamic warm-up prior to throwing. 2. Throw and holds: Hold baseball and go through throwing motion without releasing the ball (10 times). 3. Rest-recovery: After each set of throws, rest 60-90 sec. (Perform push-ups, front planks, side planks) 4. Phase progression: Progress […]
Sports performance: Why is Strength and Rate of Force Development Essential to Run Fast, Jump High, Throw Hard, and Hit Far?
By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC When watching professional athletes play their sport, we marvel at how they effortlessly hit a baseball over 400 feet, throw a baseball a 100 mph, jump over 40 inches to dunk a basketball, and run sub 4.2 sec on the football field. Advancements in strength and conditioning […]
Sports performance: Is there a benefit to muscle damage during resistance exercise?
By Dr. John R. Mishock There is a belief that resistance exercises or weightlifting create muscle damage, leading to tightness and limiting function in sports such as baseball, basketball, golf, and others. Does resistance exercise damage muscle? Can the muscle damage be helpful? Resistance training exercise creates micro-damage to the muscle. This muscle damage is […]
Baseball Sports performance and Injury Prevention: Short Arm vs Long Arm Action in Baseball Pitching
By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC The baseball pitcher is the most vital position in baseball. The success of the baseball pitcher not only requires high-level ability but also requires durability and prevention of injury. Science has also shown that in elite baseball pitchers, 85% of throwing velocity comes from leg drive (push-off […]
Baseball Arm Throwing Injuries: A possible solution?
By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC Overuse injuries in the shoulder and elbow are the most common problems in baseball players. Injuries of the shoulder account for 14-21%, whereas the elbow account for 16%-22% of all baseball-related injuries. (Agresta et al. Orthop. J Sports Med, 2019, Posner et al. Am J Sorts Med, […]
Injury Prevention and Durability: The Significance of the “Core”
By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC In the US, 30 million children and teens participate in organized sports with more than 4 million injuries each year. The majority of these injuries occur as sprains and strains of the upper and lower extremity. (Hopkinsmedicine.org) Many of these injuries are preventable with proper exercise training, […]