Summer is quickly approaching, as high school and little league baseball seasons come to a close. At BPA, the first week of summer each year also marks the beginning of our Arm Strengthening Program.
Our program is among the most important training offered at BPA throughout the year. “Long Toss,” taught properly, with proper mechanics, is one of our key exercises we teach to develop arm strength, arm stamina and arm health. The Southern California athlete plays so many games during the year, thanks in part to our great year-round weather. Many neglect their preparation and maintenance of their baseball life line, “THE ARM.”
Take it from a guy that had career-ending shoulder surgery, nothing can end your baseball days faster than improper throwing mechanics and maintenance of arm health. While my particular injury may have been a fluke, for many other ballplayers, all it takes is one bad throw to sideline a player for a season or a career.
We at BPA have witnessed major gains in arm strength amongst our players over the past 5 years. In addition to preventing injury, arm strength improves both distance and accuracy, and durability over long games and long seasons.