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Shale
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Slings and Bones
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=0a...

I wonder what effect (if any) a lifetime of slinging would have on the skeleton.
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Reply #1 - May 3rd, 2019 at 10:55pm
 
  Interesting question.  I have no idea.  Perhaps a member who is a medical professional can answer it.
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Reply #2 - May 4th, 2019 at 3:04am
 
not an expert. Tongue
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/
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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)


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Reply #3 - May 4th, 2019 at 6:11am
 
The shoulders would probably become arthritic from use.
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Reply #4 - 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.

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Reply #5 - May 9th, 2019 at 3:22am
 
I remember C_A saying something about luis' elbow
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Reply #6 - May 9th, 2019 at 6:45am
 
only that he buggered it up in israel.
Hasn't been 100% since.
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Reply #7 - 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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