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2008/08/14 19:01:18 (permalink)
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bicep curls for baseball

I'm new to this and i'm a 17 year old left handed pitcher, currently im throwing 85-86... I'm wondering if there is any way to work out your biceps without doing curls. Because a coach is telling me you need to have long muscles to pitch, but doing curls shortens the muscles?. So im wondering if there is any way to work out biceps without doing curls.
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Re:bicep curls for baseball 2008/08/14 19:18:02 (permalink)
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You should ask the same coach who gave you that advice.

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Re:bicep curls for baseball 2008/08/14 19:22:13 (permalink)
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i did, and he kinda skipped around the question, thats why im asking everyone on here..
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Re:bicep curls for baseball 2008/11/14 12:01:44 (permalink)
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That's because your coach has no idea what he is talking about.  He just repeating what he heard from his coach.

Curls are fine to do, but they won't really help your pitching.  I would suggest pull-ups as they will hit the biceps and work the shoulder girdle and lats to improve your arm strength.
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Re:bicep curls for baseball 2008/11/16 15:40:20 (permalink)
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 I'd be concerned about lifting anything around your shoulder or upper-body as a pitcher. It is so easy to strain your shoulder that lifting with it is almost not worth it.  Looking around the majors, you don't see many "jacked" pictures, and don't really know if anything would improve the speed on your pitch other than pitching with weighted baseballs.
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Re:bicep curls for baseball 2008/11/16 15:45:32 (permalink)
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I'd be concerned about lifting anything around your shoulder or upper-body as a pitcher. It is so easy to strain your shoulder that lifting with it is almost not worth it.  Looking around the majors, you don't see many "jacked" pictures, and don't really know if anything would improve the speed on your pitch other than pitching with weighted baseballs.


You don't see many jacked pitchers because many of them train for endurance to throw the whole game. 

Shoulder injuries come from bad form and a big ego,  not from lifting correctly.

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Re:bicep curls for baseball 2008/11/16 17:24:42 (permalink)
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I'd be concerned about lifting anything around your shoulder or upper-body as a pitcher. It is so easy to strain your shoulder that lifting with it is almost not worth it.  Looking around the majors, you don't see many "jacked" pictures, and don't really know if anything would improve the speed on your pitch other than pitching with weighted baseballs.


You don't see many jacked pitchers because many of them train for endurance to throw the whole game. 

Shoulder injuries come from bad form and a big ego,  not from lifting correctly.


not true, overuse can cause injuries even with perfect form

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Re:bicep curls for baseball 2008/11/16 17:41:45 (permalink)
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Lifting correctly incorporates that.

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Re:bicep curls for baseball 2008/11/16 17:52:27 (permalink)
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Lifting correctly incorporates that.


not when your job is throwing 100 pitches a day, pitchers need tons of rest inbetween games because it can literally shred your rotator cuff if abused...
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Re:bicep curls for baseball 2009/05/03 22:54:05 (permalink)
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My cousin in Jersey pitches as well. What he does is lift light weights lots of times. Like a 10 pound dumbell 40 reps 4 sets. He says it helps keep his muscle toned and helps build endurance for pitching 7 - 8 innings. He can still throw 90 + MPH controlled.
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