Baseball, Injuries in

In the 1960s, Nolan Ryan, a professional baseball pitcher, began lifting weights as part of his physical conditioning regimen. At that time, most people subscribed to the belief that strength training with weights was deleterious to the baseball player's body. Especially with regard to pitchers, it was believed that weight-lifting programs would produce muscle growth that would impede the player's movements and biomechanics. But within a decade, advancements in sports medicine disproved what everyone had thought to be true. By the end of the century, ...

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