Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Do you have the energy to command your pitches?

Just so we’re on the same page:

  • Torque is rotational related energy.
  • Energy comes from turning potential into kinetic energy.
  • Your body won’t let you deliver your pitch unless your core is straight up-and-down.

No potential energy, no kinetic energy, no command.

When you end your front leg lift with your weight over your back foot, to move down the mound,

  • You must push off the rubber.
  • As you push off, your head drifting toward second base creates an upper body tilt.
  • Your body uses your legs to get your core back to vertical.
  • You complete your delivery.
When, to complete your delivery, you force your legs to bring your core back to upright, rotational energy (torque) becomes impossible to produce. Without potential energy, you throwing arm speed is as great as your ability to whip your throwing arm around your head. This independent action means you never know where your next pitch is going to end up?

Create potential energy, create kinetic energy, create command.

When you end your front leg lift with your weight centered just in front of your back foot,

  • You end your front leg lift with your core already vertically aligned.
  • If you can’t complete your throwing action until your core is upright, by ending your front leg lift with an upright core, your body allows you to use your glove side to spin you down the mound.
  • Your spinning action creates potential energy.
  • Your stride interrupting your lower body rotation generates the torque that turns your potential energy into kinetic energy.
  • Your kinetic energy instantly travels up your core and out your throwing arm.
  • As an instantaneous reaction to the conditions you create, you complete your delivery.
Your spontaneous throwing action channels your energy into and out of your throwing hand, maximizes your throwing arm speed and, as an added benefit, delivers your pitches directly into your Catcher’s target with exceptionally late ball movement.

Every “what” deserves a “how”.

To discover how to consistently end your front leg lift with an upright body, produce sustainably excellent command, maximize your throwing arm speed and make you a critical part of your Team’s future, visit the Pro Pitching Institute.

Let us know how you’re doing?
When you apply the 5 simply executed skills the Pro Pitching Institute presents and still find yourself struggling with your command, send us a pitching motion video or attach a comment to this post. We’ll use your video and comments to resolve the issues standing in the way of you being exceptional.

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Skip Fast
Expert Pitching Coach
Professional Pitching Institute
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