Those who play baseball are prone to many different injuries during a game. When a baseball player is throwing the ball over and over, they are susceptible to injuring their rotator cuff or developing tendinitis. As a baseball player is running the bases or running to catch the ball, they are also at risk for ligament and tendon tears.
New Stretches To Incorporate
It is always best to stretch before any workout regime or physical activity as this will keep you mentally alert and your body limber and ready to move. Before working out, think about adding these stretches to your regime to get your body ready to move.
1. Lying Knee Roll Over Stretch: Start by laying on your back and have your arms at your side. Choose a side you would like to start on and then bend your knees and move them to that side and have your hips and spine begin to rotate. Hold in place for a few seconds and then roll to the other side. This stretch is a great way to increase your flexibility in the hips as well as the spine.
2. Cross Body Stretch: This stretch will work your arms and upper body. Begin by stretching one arm across your body and use the other hand to hold the arm in place so that it does not hang or bounce. Hold this position for a few seconds and then switch the other arm. When doing this stretch, you are increasing the flexibility in the shoulder.
3. Triceps Stretch: While holding onto one side of a towel in your hand, place your hand behind your head. Then, hold the other end of the towel which should be hanging down behind your back with the other hand and then gently pull on it, so you feel a good stretch in your triceps. Hold for a few seconds and then switch to the other arm.
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When adding these stretches to your pre-workout, you are allowing the joints to loosen up which could help prevent serious injury. Start slow and as time goes on you will begin to see an increase in your flexibility! If you would like to learn about other stretches that may help increase flexibility and minimize your risk of injury, please contact our Atlanta chiropractors at (404) 889-8828!