A concerned softball parent posted this pitching question on the blog and we have an answer that you may also find helpful!
My daughter is a Pitcher and i am realizing that her throwing arm is becoming stronger than her other arm do you know of any workouts to help strenghten her other arm and shoulder muscles she is pitching all he time for her team and practiceing so it becomes stonger fairly quickly.
plzz help :/
Marc’s Answer: This is a very common thing in softball pitchers – almost all pitchers have that characteristic. Muscular imbalances can lead to physical problems over time. It is very important than your daughter do some fitness training to try to minimize the differences.
The keys are:
- When you do upper body work, only use as much weight as your non-dominant can handle for both sides
- Do good upper body exercises like push-ups, db press, shoulder press, lat pull-down, db rows.
- Strength training should take place at least 2 times a week for 15-20 minutes during the off-season.
- Always make sure that the non-dominant hand works extremely hard.