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Effects of general, special, and specific resistance training on throwing velocity in baseball: a brief review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11708700     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Throwing velocity is a necessary requirement for success in baseball. All position players, including pitchers, may increase their defensive performance if their throwing velocity is improved. A review of the literature suggests that throwing velocity can be increased by resistance training and/or biomechanical improvement of the throwing motion. This paper reviews the 3 broad categories of resistance-training methods by which throwing velocity is increased. The results of research using general, special, and specific throwing resistance-training exercises are presented. The role and applications of these different exercises for baseball players of different ages are discussed.
C Derenne; K W Ho; J C Murphy
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1064-8011     ISO Abbreviation:  J Strength Cond Res     Publication Date:  2001 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-11-15     Completed Date:  2001-12-11     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9415084     Medline TA:  J Strength Cond Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  148-56     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Kinesiology and Leisure Science, College of Education, University of Hawaii-Manoa, Honolulu 96822, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Physiological
Age Factors
Arm / physiology*
Baseball / physiology*
Isometric Contraction / physiology
Isotonic Contraction / physiology
Muscle, Skeletal / physiology
Physical Education and Training / methods*
Shoulder Joint / physiology
Task Performance and Analysis*
Weight Lifting / physiology

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