Hello Team family! This Training Tips is focused on a collection hip/lower leg mobility stretches especially designed for the overhead athlete. Anyone who throws needs to have ample lower body mobility to ensure proper mechanics throughout the throwing motion. Recent studies have shown a link between tight hip musculature and an increase in adolescent elbow/shoulder injuries, especially in baseball players. The transfer of energy from your lower body to upper body during the throwing motion is inhibited by tight hip, quad, ham, gluteal muscles. Thus, leading to the upper body bearing the brunt of the energy transfer, leading to injury.