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Episode Info:   If your child is involved with baseball, you probably have come across or heard of weighted balls as a training tool. But are they safe for your young thrower and do they really accomplish the claims to help increase the velocity in a young thrower? In this episode of the podcast, we will discuss these questions to help you make an educated decision and know the research behind weighted ball training in baseball. I am Dr. Mark Halstead, your host, and you are listening to the Healthy Young Athlete Podcast.   The Healthy Young Athlete Podcast Links Bar:  Subscribe via Apple Podcasts |  Subscribe via RSS Feed |  Facebook Page |  Twitter Page | Stitcher Page Find Even More Ways to Listen & Subscribe via The Podcaster Matrix!     The ultimate success for every podcaster – is FEEDBACK! Be sure to take just a few minutes to tell the hosts of this podcast what YOU think over at Apple Podcasts! It takes only a few minutes but helps the hosts of this program pave the way to future greatness! Not an Apple Podcasts user? No problem! Be sure to check out any of the other many growing podcast directories online to find this and many other podcasts via The Podcaster Matrix!     Housekeeping — Interested in being a Guest on The Healthy Young Athlete Podcast? Connect with Mark today! — Learn More About The Healthy Young Athlete Podcast: Learn why this podcast exists… Links from this Episode: — Dr. Mark Halstead https://www.ortho.wustl.edu/content/Patient-Care/2797/Find-a-Physician/Physician-Directory/Mark-Halstead-MD/Bio.aspx — Dr. Jason Zaremski https://www.ortho.ufl.edu/zaremski Twitter : @drzsportsdoc — Dr. Zaremski editorial on weighted balls in Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine https://journals.lww.com/cjsportsmed/Citation/publishahead/Weighted_Ball_Velocity_Throwing_Programs_Are.98972.aspx — Throwers Ten Exercise Handout – Univ of Florida https://www.ortho.ufl.edu/sites/ortho.ufl.edu/files/handouts/Throwers-Ten.pdf — Throwers Ten Exercise Video – Young Athlete Centerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEpWHynHssE — Referenced Study in Podcast: Effect of a 6-Week Weighted Baseball Throwing Program on Pitch Velocity, Pitching Arm Biomechanics, Passive Range of Motion, and Injury Rateshttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29882722/?from_term=weighted+ball+AND+baseball&from_pos=3 — Impact of Ball Weight on Medial Elbow Torque in Youth Baseball Pitchershttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31053389/?from_term=weighted+ball&from_pos=5 — Biomechanical Analysis of Weighted-Ball Exercises for Baseball Pitchershttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27872403/?from_term=weighted+ball+AND+baseball&from_pos=2 — Roundtable Discussion 1/25/2020 American Sports Medicine Institute: Weighted Ball Throwing Program https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Npgsp5An43A&feature=youtu.be — Have you looked in on Dr. Mark’s other podcast, The Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast?   Calls to the Audience Inside this Episode: — Inte...
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