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Brylinskyl Jody; Moore, James C.; Frosch, Melanie
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research: August 1992
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ABSTRACTThe purpose of the study was to investigate the use of a weighted softball in training to improve throwing velocity, wrist strength and handgrip of novice softball pitchers. Subjects were 37 female college students, assigned to a weighted ball or regulation ball group. Both groups completed the same six-week training program, incorporating lob pitching and distance throwing routines. Findings provide little support for the weighted ball. Recommendations were made for continued research.

The purpose of the study was to investigate the use of a weighted softball in training to improve throwing velocity, wrist strength and handgrip of novice softball pitchers. Subjects were 37 female college students, assigned to a weighted ball or regulation ball group. Both groups completed the same six-week training program, incorporating lob pitching and distance throwing routines. Findings provide little support for the weighted ball. Recommendations were made for continued research.

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