This page holds some of the key Weighted Baseball Training Science against the use of these throws for velocity training. Please retweet the science below to help educate the public on why weighted baseball training for velocity is considered "Stressful and Risky" as labeled by the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI). You can find the abstract from their most recent study on weighted baseball training below.
I have taken a hard stand against extreme weighted baseball training for velocity from the beginning of its resurgence into the market. I have received a ton of criticism for it but also have received tons of emails from players and parents who have been injured by this extreme form of throwing velocity training. I have had 5 TopV testimonials against my will add a weighted baseball running throw program on top of the 3X Programs and tear their UCL's or Labrum's in the process. The camps who are supporting this training method are ignoring the injuries and science to profit from its current popularity.
Please study the information below and retweet to help spread the word. If we don't help educate the youth on this sensitive topic then we will continue to have the epidemic of arm injury in this game from the MLB all the way down to the youth level.
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— Brent Pourciau (@TopVelocity) January 3, 2017
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ASMI Just Released New WB Study. Concerns of High Risk of Injury from 6 Week Study. States Further Research Needed. MUST READ STUDY pic.twitter.com/m1nm8vzkxl
— Brent Pourciau (@TopVelocity) March 25, 2017
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— Brent Pourciau (@TopVelocity) December 14, 2016
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High School Pitchers throw harder than Youth Pitchers w/ less Arm Speed. Pro Pitchers throw harder than College Pitchers w/ less Arm Speed pic.twitter.com/7LW8flDfwT
— Brent Pourciau (@TopVelocity) December 13, 2016
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— Brent Pourciau (@TopVelocity) December 12, 2016
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— Brent Pourciau (@TopVelocity) December 15, 2016
The High Risk of Using Weighted Balls - Baseball Opps with TopV - Ep6
Must listen podcast on the serious risks of using weighted balls for velocity training. Share this podcast with anyone you know who is using this form of training for velocity. It could save their careers.