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Message started by Shale on May 3rd, 2019 at 5:40pm

Title: Slings and Bones
Post by Shale on May 3rd, 2019 at 5:40pm
The skeleton of an archer recovered from the Mary Rose was affected by a lifetime drawing a heavy bow.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=archer+mary+rose&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjw85LtoYDiAhVCHqwKHayuBPsQ_AUIDigB&biw=1366&bih=625#imgrc=yEcaonvuNWudYM:

I wonder what effect (if any) a lifetime of slinging would have on the skeleton.

Title: Re: Slings and Bones
Post by Rat Man on May 3rd, 2019 at 10:55pm
  Interesting question.  I have no idea.  Perhaps a member who is a medical professional can answer it. 

Title: Re: Slings and Bones
Post by Sarosh on May 4th, 2019 at 3:04am
not an expert. :P
slingers would have what baseball pitchers have, maybe to a lesser degree since we use slings. throwing side has more degrees of external rotation than internal rotation, this becomes obvious in most throwers when stretching. this is not only just a muscle flexibility thing , throwing changes bones .

from a quick search https://treadathletics.com/external-rotation-throw-harder/

Quote:
A long history of throwing (humeral retroversion the actual warping of the humeral head itself, was shown to account for about 10.6 degrees of increased external rotation motion in pro pitchers who have been throwing since childhood)



Title: Re: Slings and Bones
Post by slingbadger on May 4th, 2019 at 6:11am
The shoulders would probably become arthritic from use.

Title: Re: Slings and Bones
Post by Tint on May 5th, 2019 at 10:49am
I was a professional tennis player. I cross trained with slinging all through my teenage years.

My right arm is 1 inch longer than my left measuring from elbow to finger tips. Much more if you measure from shoulder to finger tips.

What Sorach mentioned above also applies.

I think if I trained as hard in slinging as I did with tennis, the result would be similar.


Title: Re: Slings and Bones
Post by cram on May 9th, 2019 at 3:22am
I remember C_A saying something about luis' elbow

Title: Re: Slings and Bones
Post by Curious Aardvark on May 9th, 2019 at 6:45am
only that he buggered it up in israel.
Hasn't been 100% since.

Title: Re: Slings and Bones
Post by TOMBELAINE on May 14th, 2019 at 7:41am
hello,
It's the first time I see this photo with the skeleton.
The diference of the arms is very impressive.
I enjoy to see it.
Thanks

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