OAI Exercises

These exercises are designed to increase the static and dynamic rotational stability of the entire kinetic chain throughout the various phases of the overhead throwing motion.

Each exercise must be performed to perfection in order for them to have functional correlation to the physiological demands placed on the musculoskeletal system. The exercises are intended to increase the elastic range of the muscles that control dynamic movement during the overhead motion. Specificity of exercise has been extensively researched but a program that allows athletes to increase their capability of acquiring the positions necessary to produce power has never been created. UNTIL NOW! This program specifically addresses the weaknesses and flexibility deficits that we have researched that rob athletes of power. Performing this program requires absolute attention to detail.

Speed during the throwing motion does not come from power but from the maximization of the kinematic sequence.

The only way to do this is through rotational stability and increased elastic range of contraction. There are many programs available on the internet today. We have investigated each of them looking for medical or functional substantiation. We were disappointed that most of them had little or no clinical evidence supporting their programs or claims. We set out to separate ourselves from these individuals and believe we have done so. We are certain that you have not seen any thing like this program because we know it doesn’t exist.

Exercises are categorized into two sections: static and dynamic.

We first create static stability and then superimpose dynamic stability to maximize performance. These exercises have a direct correlation to our phase specific throwing program.

There is only one way to create speed and that is to practice speed. Anything else is a colossal waste of time.