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Pretz Ryan MPT CSCS
Strength and Conditioning Journal: February 2006
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The physical demands of the overhead throw require an athlete to powerfully contract the muscles of the hip, trunk, and shoulder in a proximal-to-distal sequence. This article provides exercises for overhead-throwing athletes, designed to closely mirror those physical demands.

Ryan Pretz is a strength and conditioning consultant for the Three Rivers Community College baseball team and a physical therapist at Ozark Physical Therapy, LLP, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

© 2006 by the National Strength & Conditioning Association