Title of Abstract

The Affect Weightlifting Has on The Recovery Process for Baseball Pitchers: A Literature Review

Poster Number

41

Submitting Student(s)

Matt LevensonFollow

Faculty Mentor

Joni Boyd, Ph.D; boydj@winthrop.edu

College

College of Education

Department

Physical Education, Sport & Human Performance

Faculty Mentor

Joni Boyd, Ph.D.

Abstract

The purpose of this review was to better understand the impact the weightlifting has on the recovery for baseball pitchers. Research shows that baseball pitchers deal with soreness after they have participated in any type of throwing. The primary area of soreness involves the throwing arm. With that increase in soreness comes an increased risk of an arm injury, which would be detrimental to a baseball pitcher’s career. The studies in this review of literature show that resistance training, but more specifically weight training has positive benefits towards the recovery process that pitcher’s involve in. Other methods that help recovery methods that was reviewed included mobility exercises, resistance bands, weighted balls, electric-stem therapy, and stretching from an athletic trainer. Although those methods were all seen as ways to help in the recovery process, the resistance training that is weightlifting is shown to increase blood flow in the body. The results show that increased blood flow helps the body speed up in the recovery process and allows for a better opportunity at preventing any arm injuries. The results found in this review can be used to implement new techniques for baseball pitcher’s when they are recovering after they have a throwing session. Additionally, this review of literature can be used by athletic trainers to help implement the best methods for recovery for pitcher’s as they look to enhance their careers. The results from this review can be used by coaches to improve the health and safety of their players by giving them the best opportunity to stay on the field while preventing injury.

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Course Assignment

PESH 381 - Boyd

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16-4-2021 12:30 PM

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The Affect Weightlifting Has on The Recovery Process for Baseball Pitchers: A Literature Review

The purpose of this review was to better understand the impact the weightlifting has on the recovery for baseball pitchers. Research shows that baseball pitchers deal with soreness after they have participated in any type of throwing. The primary area of soreness involves the throwing arm. With that increase in soreness comes an increased risk of an arm injury, which would be detrimental to a baseball pitcher’s career. The studies in this review of literature show that resistance training, but more specifically weight training has positive benefits towards the recovery process that pitcher’s involve in. Other methods that help recovery methods that was reviewed included mobility exercises, resistance bands, weighted balls, electric-stem therapy, and stretching from an athletic trainer. Although those methods were all seen as ways to help in the recovery process, the resistance training that is weightlifting is shown to increase blood flow in the body. The results show that increased blood flow helps the body speed up in the recovery process and allows for a better opportunity at preventing any arm injuries. The results found in this review can be used to implement new techniques for baseball pitcher’s when they are recovering after they have a throwing session. Additionally, this review of literature can be used by athletic trainers to help implement the best methods for recovery for pitcher’s as they look to enhance their careers. The results from this review can be used by coaches to improve the health and safety of their players by giving them the best opportunity to stay on the field while preventing injury.