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Spring 4-29-2020

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Ghanavati I, Tomasevicz C. Optimizing Athletic Throwing Power for Increased Training Efficiency. Poster created for: UNL Spring Research Symposium 2020. 2020 Apr 29; Lincoln, NE.


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A summary on the investigation of the mechanics of weighted baseball pitching.

• The demand for higher pitch velocity has increased at all levels of competitive play within baseball • Weighted baseball training programs are a common way to increase pitch velocity • The efficacy and safety of weighted ball throwing is not fully understood • The aim of this study is to further investigate the mechanics of pitching under and overweight balls in order to better understand their role in athletic training