It’s all in the buns: Auburn University scientists suggest that stronger glute muscles may help you ward off throwing injuries.
They found that baseball catchers activated their glutes while throwing, stabilising their core and potentially reducing their risk of shoulder injury. “Generating power from your lower half takes stress off the small, injury-prone muscles in your shoulders,” says Eric Cressey, of Cressey Performance. “That helps keep you safe in everything from throwing to lifting.”
Try dead lifts (how to video!), weighted hip raises and lunges.