Baseball Arm Care and Performance
Weakness and altered neuromuscular control are highly correlated with injury and decreased performance in baseball players.
Discover AXIO, the revolutionary dynamic strength and stabilization device used in MLB, MiLB, NCAA, high school and youth baseball to maximize performance, prevent injury and accelerate rehab.
"EVERY PLAYER SHOULD HAVE ONE IN THEIR BAG!" Eugene Bleecker, Founder/Director 108 PERFORMANCE
"UNPARALLELED STRENGTH AND NEUROMUSCULAR BENEFIT" Stephen Thomas, PhD, ATC Temple University Shoulder/Elbow Research Specialist
"WE USE THEM EVERYDAY!" Will Marshall, Lead Pitching Instructor 108 PERFORMANCE
The "AXIO 8" Throwers Warm Up
At over 7000 degrees per second, there is no faster human motion than what occurs with throwing a baseball. These athletes need the ability to efficiently create high-level velocity and withstand extreme variable forces imparted on the body. To achieve this requires an equally dynamic integrated warm up.
The “AXIO 8” is a fast, comprehensive, full-body warmup designed for every overhead athlete. Developed by a team of sports medicine professionals, trainers, and shoulder research specialists, this routine systematically primes the functional mobility, muscular and neurological activation needed to maximize throwing performance and mitigate risk of injury.
Baseball Training Exercises
Always begin by slowly oscillating your AXIO Trainer to sense and control internal mass moving back and forth before progressing to full rotations. If you lose control of rotations, go back to oscillations and try rotating again. This will improve with a little practice.
Be sure to maintain good alignment and move thru a full pain free range of motion whenever possible. Never sacrifice control for speed.
1-2 sets of 1-3 repetitions/cycles or 30 seconds duration at low/moderate intensity
Multiple sets of 3-5 repetitions/cycles or 30 seconds duration at velocity you can control
1 set of 60-120 seconds at low velocity/intensity