Tuesday, October 15, 2019

How your location impacts your throwing arm health?

When you follow our “Winning Pitch Location Strategy©”, you end your stride with your shoulders and hips open to your target and, by doing this, you turn your throwing action into a naturally healthy and location-producing reaction.

Your shoulder and hip alignments at foot plant determine whether you expect your ball to travel into your target or hope your ball go where you want. 

The first option means your throwing arm is injury resistant. The latter makes you very injury prone.

At foot plant, your shoulders and hips are open

When you land your foot plant with your hips more open to your target than your shoulders, your body has no choice but to use your throwing action to realign your shoulders over your hips1.1.. 

Because your throwing action is a natural reaction1.2., your free and easy motion delivers every pitch directly into your target without doing any damage to your throwing arm ligaments.

Notes:
1.1. Your body wants to keep your hips and shoulders over one another.
1.2. Let your shoulders face in one direction and your hips in another, before you can think about moving any body part, your body automatically and instinctively uses your far arm (throwing arm) to realign your hips and shoulders.

At foot plant, your shoulders and hips are closed

When you land your foot plant with your shoulders and hips closed, your front toe will be pointing toward your target.

Your front toe pointing toward your target commands your body to open your hips2.1..

Your front toe opening your hips and prompts your shoulders to begin their realignment process2.2.. Your realigning process begins of your throwing action.

Notes:
2.1. Every movements alters your shoulder/hip alignments.
2.2 As soon as you move, your body instantly works to realign your shoulders and hips.
2.3. You interrupt this realignment process and small ligament tears and fraying begin to form in your far arm (throwing arm).
Here’s your problem your front-toe-generated hip rotation determines your body’s natural arm slot2.2.. When your natural arm slot fails to produce the results you need to be competitive, to produce more acceptable results, you interrupt your natural alignment process2.3. Changing your natural arm slot2.3. begins generating the small throwing arm ligament tears and fraying that makes you extremely injury prone.

Injury resistant throwing action are here!

When you follow our “Winning Pitch Location Strategy©”, you end your stride with your shoulders and hips open to your target and, by doing this, you turn your throwing action into a naturally healthy and location-producing reaction.

Want to know more? Contact me.

Skip Fast
“Winning Pitch Location Strategy©” Coach and Mentor
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-281-2596
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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

How Your Stride Impacts Your Pitch Location?

When you follow our “Winning Pitch Location Strategy©”, you spin out of your front leg lift, use much less effort to produce better results and put yourself on track to surpass your wildest pitching dreams.

Strides that corrupt location

The way your body works … When you walk, one leg moves forward and the arm on the opposite side moves back. Also, once you take a step, you can’t take another step until both feet are firmly planted on the ground.

When pitching, end your front leg lift with your weight centered over your back foot and, to move toward your target, you’re forced to stride.  When you stride, just like when you walk, your body uses your throwing arm to offset your stride.

As soon as your throwing arm moves behind your body, your throwing action begins from random positions. Even worse, anytime there’s a one-inch difference in starting points from one pitch to the next, you expand your target area by seven inches.

Therefore, when you stride, your arbitrary throwing arm paths mean you never really know where any one pitch will end up?

Not striding creates location

The way your body works … When an ice skater comes out of a spin, the skater’s far arm automatically swings around their body. With the same spin rate, the instant the skater’s foot stops their spin, their body whips their far side hand through the same spot every time.

When pitching, end your front leg lift with your weight centered just in front of your back foot and you’ll be able to spin down the mound. Much like a skater, your body responds with two entirely spontaneous, location-producing reactions.
  • First, your body’s urge to keep you from hurting yourself forces your front foot back on the ground.
  • Second, your front foot hitting the ground stops your spin, whips your throwing arm around your body and drives your throwing hand through the same productive release point on every pitch.

In a nutshell, your location begins with your front leg lift, moves into a spin and ends with you knowing each pitch will end up where you expect.

Don’t Stride, Locate.

When you follow our “Winning Pitch Location Strategy©”, you spin out of your front leg lift, use much less effort to produce better results and put yourself on track to surpass your wildest pitching dreams.

Want to know more? Contact me.

Skip Fast
“Winning Pitch Location Strategy©” Coach and Mentor
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-281-2596
#ElitebyChoice

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Stop grinding and start shining!

By following our copyrighted pitch location protocol, the Pro Pitching Institute shows you how to send your inner ear the right messages, keep your throwing arm free to respond to your lower body and force you to deliver every pitch into your target.

Your inner ear determines your location

Your inner ear is responsible for your balance. Your movements send signals to your inner ear. Your inner ear then tells your body what it needs to do to keep you in balance.

You continue to grind when, as you move down the mound, your inner ear uses your throwing arm to balance your body.

You stop grinding when, coming into your foot plant, your inner ear keeps your throwing arm free to respond to your lower body activity.

What is your “inner ear” measuring?

Anytime your nose stays over your bellybutton your inner ear won’t use your throwing arm for balance.

You stop grinding when you come into your foot plant with your nose over your bellybutton. From this position, your inner ear frees your throwing arm to respond to your lower body. At foot plant, to get your body back in balance, your inner ear dictates you make a throwing action where your ball will automatically travel directly into your intended target.

You continue to grind when you come into your foot plant with an upper body tilt. When this happens, at foot plant, your inner ear uses your legs to bring your upper body back to vertical. With a vertical core, your body is in balance. Once in balance, your inner ear frees your throwing arm to complete your motion and, consequently, your throwing action becomes an unsupported, independent action.

The right adjustment at the right time

How and when you adjust your movements changes the signals you send to your inner ear.

You continue to grind when, as you move into your foot plant, your new movements fail to bring your nose over your bellybutton, but there can be some good news. When your adjustments bring your nose/bellybutton closer to vertical into your foot plant, your inner ear won’t use your throwing arm as much for balance and your target area will shrink.

You stop grinding when, coming into your foot plant, your change brings your nose over your bellybutton. Do this and you spontaneously reduce your target area to the size of your receiver’s glove.

Pro Pitching Institute Pitchers don’t grind

By following our copyrighted pitch location protocol, the Pro Pitching Institute shows you how to send your inner ear the right messages, keep your throwing arm free to respond to your lower body and force you to deliver every pitch into your target.

Contact us to find out more.

Skip Fast
Teaching Pitching Coaches How to Teach Pitch Location
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-281-2596
#ElitebyChoice

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