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Effects of Various Resistance Training Methods on Overhand Throwing Power Athletes: A Brief Review

Szymanski, David J. PhD, CSCS*D, RSCC*D, FNSCA

Strength & Conditioning Journal: December 2012 - Volume 34 - Issue 6 - p 61–74
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31826dc3de
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SUMMARY: THROWING VELOCITY IS AN IMPORTANT COMPONENT TO THE OVERHAND THROWING POWER ATHLETE'S SUCCESS. THIS ARTICLE BRIEFLY REVIEWS THE RESULTS AND SHORTCOMINGS OF PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED RESEARCH THAT USED GENERAL, SPECIAL, SPECIFIC, AND COMBINED TRAINING METHODS IN AN ATTEMPT TO INCREASE THROWING VELOCITY OF OVERHAND THROWING POWER ATHLETES OR ACTIVITIES THAT REQUIRE OVERHAND THROWING ACTIONS. ADDITIONALLY, THIS ARTICLE SUGGESTS PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS ON HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY THESE FINDINGS.

Department of Kinesiology, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana

David J. Szymanski is an associate professor and head baseball strength and conditioning coach at Louisiana Tech University.

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