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After The Game Routine for Pitchers

After The Game Routine for Pitchers

Having an after the game routine is very important. It is just as important, if not more important, then having a before the game routine. The after the game routine rests on a few underlying objectives.

1) Arm Care - Getting ready for the next time you pitch. To do this it is recommended that you do some kind of flush to get the lactic acid out of your arm. This could include, but is not limited to, cardio, light dumbells, and theraband work. This will help your arm get all the bad fluid out of it and decrease the inflammation. Icing and taking some anti inflammatory are also suggested. You should ice both your shoulder and elbow (or any other ailments) after you have flushed your arm. This, along with some Advil or Ibuprofen will decrease the swelling and get you ready for the next time you pitch.

2) Forgetting - Whether you have a good game or a bad game ptichers must have short memories. As a pitcher you want to keep your emotions level. Don't let your highs be too high and don't let your lows be too low. Once you hit the showers you wash all of that days baseball results away. Keep what you have learned but the rest is gone. That's why it's good to have an after the game routine because once you shower it's over. Your routine should help you get it out of your system before your shower. Whether it's talking to someone or just hanging in the locker room thinking. This is your routine to forget whatever just happened and start looking forward to the next time you pitch.

3) Evaluating - It is always good to evaluate yourself on how you