Why Baseball Is Destroying Pitcher’s Elbows

The real reason behind Tommy John Surgery (and it’s not ‘overuse’).

Understanding pitching elbow injuries isn’t really that tough. All you need to do is watch the clip below. Watch how the ball bounces downwards and backwards. Everything is in the wrong place, at the wrong time. Until you learn to make specific mechanical changes to this part of the throwing motion there is ZERO prayer of minimizing elbow injuries.

This movement causes massive strain on the elbow’s Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL), eventually causing it to rupture. It’s as if we’re driving a car at high speed and then suddenly throw it in reverse. This movement is ultimately what destroys elbows and causes the need for Tommy John Surgery (and it’s tough on shoulders too).

I’ve discovered how to teach pitching mechanics in a way that puts things in the right place at the right time. If you have a sore elbow give me a call and I’ll show you how to fix it. As a bonus you’ll throw harder than ever before.

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