“The Rope Trainer™ is real deal,” says Smoltz. “The ROPE Trainer allows you to exercise the core of the shoulder way better than anything else you could possibly do going into a game. You can replicate throwing the baseball without max effort, while reinforcing sound mechanics using your shoulder and body. Using The ROPE Trainer in the offseason helps maintain the mechanical aspects of your throwing motion. It gives you the ability to do exercises and dry drills without the stress of throwing and firing a baseball. The ROPE Trainer allows you to come through and fire without undue stress on any areas of the arm and shoulder. After 10-15 reps with The ROPE Trainer, I can pick up my shoulder so free and easy,” he says.