FlexPro Grip Helps Pitchers’ Health, Spin Rate, & Command
A revolutionary, patent-pending product, FlexPro Grip can potentially help pitchers throw harder, reduce injury risk, enhance spin rate, improve command, and, if you’re already injured, accelerate your health.Based on their design and medically approved proprietary training protocol, as well as the company’s 25-plus years of muscle, tendon, and ligament research, FlexPro Grip feels they can help pitchers in all of the above-mentioned categories.
To help users get the most out of FlexPro Grip, they offer their training protocol based on five phases. Each phase has a different purpose and training effect, but they all target the precise muscles and tendons in your forearm and hand that America’s leading UCL baseball researchers have identified as being most important to protect your UCL from tearing and help you throw harder with enhanced spin rates and better command.
Stages of Training Protocol:
1. Balance: Muscle imbalances can alter joint loading and alignment, causing some muscles to become over or underactive, which can ultimately lead to injury. It takes most users about 4 weeks to correct any muscle imbalances.
2. Endurance: Once certain muscles/tendons in your forearm fatigue, your velocity, and spin rates may drop, your command will fade, and your UCL will have to bear more of the torque throwing places on your elbow, making it more vulnerable to injury. It takes most users about 4-6 weeks to increase the stamina of these critical muscles.
3. Strength: Strength plays a critical role in command and UCL protection. If the fingers are too weak, the baseball will roll up the fingers too quickly just before the ball leaves the hand, get released too early, and cause misses “up” in the zone, which is typically what happens when pitchers fatigue. Additionally, after 2-3 months of training with FlexPro Grip, strength increases will produce changes in the material properties of the muscle-tendon units which overlay the UCL that enable them to reduce the amount of torque throwing places on the UCL to protect against tears.
4. Explosiveness: After completing Phases 1, 2, and 3, it really gets fun. For most pitchers, the fingers exert maximum force on the ball milliseconds before the ball leaves the hand. Gains in maximum strength have little impact on how fast you develop force in the first 100 milliseconds, so if you want your fingers to impart extra force or more spin on the ball, you have to train them to become more explosive, just like you do every other muscle.
5. Maintenance: Once users complete all 4 training phases, they will enter a maintenance phase where training days will be a mix of all 4 phases, and re-test every 2 weeks to ensure the gains made in each phase stick. Continued training is critical since 80% of the positive gains that enable the muscle-tendon units which overlay the UCL to better protect against UCL tears are lost after 12 weeks if users stop training.
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