Throwing a ball

Throwing is used in many sports to propel an object over distance. The object is usually a ball but may be a knife, axe, or javelin. The type of object, its shape and size will influence how the object is thrown. These are the stretches for throwing a small ball with one hand from a stationary position.

Overarm throwing involves the scapula, arm, forearm and hand to impart velocity to the ball. Whereas in bowling (cricket) the elbow is extended in throwing the elbow is allowed to flex. Throwing is a more natural action than bowling.

Throwing requires skill and good upper limb flexibility. The throw involves scapula retraction then protraction, shoulder flexion, abduction and ….