Tripp, Brady L, Eric M Yochem, and Timothy L Uhl. “Recovery of Upper Extremity Sensorimotor System Acuity in Baseball Athletes After a Throwing-Fatigue Protocol.” Journal of Athletic Training 42.4 (2007): 452–457. Print.

This article is a peer-reviewed journal that involves research to study the fatigue of those throwing a baseball at maximum effort. The researchers placed the throwers in multiple throwing positions and monitored the different placement of the athletes’ body parts. Using an electromagnetic tracking system, the ability to reproduce the acuity of certain body parts like the scapulothoracic, glenohumeral, elbow, and wrist joints was measured. This in turn was used by the researchers to determine the ability for these joints to recover after max effort throwing. Their results indicated that most of the upper extremity joints recovered in 7 minutes; however, the  “Glenohumeral arm-cocked position” was not able to recover by the 10 minute mark. I could use this in my paper as evidence of the dangers of throwing to cite the need for improved recovery methods for the Rollins baseball team.

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