How to prevent a UCL tear

At the start of every baseball season, newly arriving or returning pitchers are excited to show off new pitches or speed that was gained in the offseason. However, giving attention to the muscles that affect technique is often ignored. Poor technique can lead to injuries in pitchers like tearing their Ulnar Collateral Ligament or UCL; one of the elbow’s main stabilizing ligaments. This post is to educate, to provide information to prevent injury and perform better. To know which muscles are needed to pitch correctly you need to understand the steps of a pitch. Beginning with the wind-up, the pitcher steps back with the front leg placing the back foot on the rubber of the mound, the pitcher’s

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