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Throwing forms a central part of many sports, including athletics, baseball, and cricket. The best throwers are usually strong, and have good mobility, balance, and coordination. Mobility is required particularly in the shoulders and hips. Throwers also need a great deal of strength in their throwing arm. They have be able to move the arm very quickly and with great power. To do this effectively, they use the large muscles of the legs and back. Training, therefore, involves strengthening not only the throwing arm, but also the muscles in the abdomen, back, and legs. Throwers subject themselves to tremendous forces and often suffer injuries in the knees, lower back, shoulders, and elbows. To minimize the risk of injury they should: warm-up before throwing and cool down afterwards do mobility training that develops the flexibility of the back, hips, and shoulders strengthen the lower back and abdominal muscles adopt a safe and efficient throwing technique.

warm-up before throwing and cool down afterwards

do mobility training that develops the flexibility of the back, hips, and shoulders

strengthen the lower back and abdominal muscles

adopt a safe and efficient throwing technique.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.


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