|Shoulder Warm-Up Device
|Simple, Low-Cost Injury Prevention
|The Pre-Cord is a simple but effective tool for pre-game warm-up of the arms and
shoulders prior to baseball, tennis, golf and other shoulder-intensive sports. This
fun-to-use stretch cord allows you to place a controlled amount of force on your muscles
to prepare them for subsequent high-intensity efforts.
|What Makes This a Better Fitness Product?
Every self-respecting athlete warms up before competing, because that's the best way to
insure top performance. This is especially true for shoulder-intensive sports like
baseball. The Pre-Cord makes shoulder warm-ups both more effective and more convenient.
Its compact, one-piece design means no wasted set up time, it can be used almost anywhere,
and it takes up very little space in your equipment bag.
|Why Warm-Ups Are So Important
|Warm-ups increase blood flow to your muscles and neurologically prepare your body
for high-speed, high-force movements. Warm-ups are especially important for your
shoulders, since they're the most unstable joints in your body. Their structure
allows you to move your arms in a nearly infinite number of directions, but each
motion requires your nervous system to coordinate the actions of more than a dozen
different muscles. Temporary failure of any of those muscles can create unbalanced loads
on your shoulder joints, and ultimately lead to injury. By warming up the muscles under
lighter loads, you prepare them for more intense efforts and greatly reduce your chance of
|Attach Your Pre-Cord to Any Stationary Object
|The snap hook allows you to attach one end of your Pre-Cord to a stationary object,
such as a fence, tree, or pole. Make this attachment at a height near shoulder level, and
be sure that it's completely secure before beginning your warm-up exercises.
|Pre-Cord Forward Movement
|Face away from the stationary attachment, and hold the ball as if you were getting
ready to throw it. Step far enough away from the attachment to create a slight tension in
the stretch cord. Without letting go of the ball, slowly move your arm through your normal
throwing motion, pause, and then reverse the direction of your arm until it's back to its
fully cocked position. Repeat this motion several times in a fluid, controlled manner.
As you repeat your throwing motion, make slight changes in the direction of movement.
Picture an imaginary clock in front of you and aim for different positions, letting your
movement slowly progress from overhead to sidearm. Then switch hands and repeat for your
|Pre-Cord Backward Movement
|The forward movement described above best conditions the muscles on the front side of
your shoulder that propel a ball forward. However, there are also muscles on the back side
of the shoulder that are equally important to athletes. These muscles stabilize the
shoulder during throwing movements. To directly condition these muscles, turn your body
180 degrees, so that you're facing the stationary attachment.
The motion for this exercise is simply the reverse of the forward movement. Start by
holding the ball at arms length in front of you, and then pull it back to your cocked
throwing position in one slow, fluid movement. As with the first exercise, repeat several
times in slightly different directions.
|Pricing & Availability|
|Below are pricing and current availability for the Pre-Cord...|
Includes instruction guide.
In stock, ships in 1-2 business days.
|$19.95 Qty: |
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|This product line is made in the USA, and carries STI's Complete Satisfaction Guarantee. Try it in your own home for 90 days. If you are dissatisfied for any reason, simply return the product to STI, and you'll receive a prompt refund of its full purchase price (excluding the original shipping and handling charges).|
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|Sales Tax and S&H Charges|
|Sales tax of 5.00% will be added to your order if it is shipped to an address within the state of Louisiana.|
A shipping and handling charge will automatically be added to your order during checkout. This charge, taken from the following table, covers the shipment of your order via UPS Ground or USPS Priority Mail to any single destination within the continental United States. Additional charges will apply for shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, or non-U.S. destinations, and for rush shipments or other special conditions. Please contact for details.
|Order Subtotal||S&H Charge|
|up to $19.99||$7.50|
|$20.00 to $49.99||$9.00|
|$50.00 to $99.99||$10.00|
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