The ThrowMax is designed to keep throwers and pitchers from using incorrect arm/body movements. It does not allow the elbow to bend beyond approximately 90 degrees. By doing this, players will automatically compensate by raising the elbow to shoulder height to throw the ball.
Players learn by seeing hearing and feeling. If they cannot have all of those factors working for them it’s very difficult to understand what a coach is saying. It is even more difficult for them to develop muscle memory for that action.
The ThrowMAX is the world’s only flexible arm brace made of extremely lightweight material that fits directly on a ballplayers arm. There are 2 Velcro straps to hold the brace on and 3 flexible polycarbonate bars that supply resistance which provides instant feedback as to the correct and incorrect motion of a player’s throwing motion. The brace has a player immediately recognize if they try to shortcut an overhand throw.
Keeps arms at a proper 85-90-degree angle.
Provides Instant feedback
Creates muscle memory
Allows the appropriate rotation of the arm and shoulder The ball and socket are not hindered in any way, meaning the arm can still rotate back and forth in it’s natural motion but not working from the inside-out. Combine this with the fact that the ThrowMAX will not allow the arm to drop greatly prevents the possibility of tearing the rotator cuff
Develops body coordination and throwing speed Because the elbow is not allowed to drop, players can no longer “arm” the ball. When players “arm,” “push,” or “sling” instead of throwing, the ball often develops a natural tail or an unintentional slider. This slider comes from throwing with the fingers ending up on the side of the ball because the wrist and arm feel uncomfortable due to the arm slot. The ThrowMAX alters the arm slot to the correct location, thereby allowing the fingers to stay on top of the ball and acquire the appropriate backspin for the true fastball for straighter, longer throws.
Wrapping around the back of the head (pitchers/outfielders), throwing behind the ear (catchers), and dropping the elbow below the shoulder (infielders), are all dangerous ways to throw meaning that injury is not far off. With the ThrowMax, as soon as players begin to drop their arm, they feel increasing pressure which tells the body to raise the arm up. Essentially the ThrowMax alters the previous incorrect comfort zones of the throwing arm in order to take the stress off of the ligaments, elbow, growth plates, and shoulder. It helps promote a fluid and relaxed motion.
4’6″ or less X Small
4’8″ to 5’2″ Small
5’3″ to 5’8″ Medium
5’9″ and up Large