Building Your Own “Velocity” Program – Step 3: Training “INTENT”

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Okay, LOOOoooong overdue…

Finally back with Step 3 for building your own velocity program… This is very often the #1 Missing Ingredient in a pitcher’s development… And this, in my opinion, is mainly for two reasons, or two trends that have become commonplace these days:

  1. An increased fear over pitchers hurting their arms (hint, less throwing is not always better… if we want the arm to handle the stresses of pitching we must first introduce and prepare the pitcher’s arm for those demands). At the same ...
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A Pitching Lesson from Mighty Hercules

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They say baseball is a game of failure…

And tough to argue with that. There’s a great expression in baseball cirlces:

“There’s two kinds of ballplayers: Those who have been humbled by the game… and those who are about to be.”

Yep, ‘taint all cupcakes and rainbows… But is that such a bad thing?

Here’s a little ditty I came across the other day from a fella by the name of Epictetus (one of the good ol’ stoics who lived about 2,000 years ...

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What About the Back Foot? (and “name that pitcher” contest)

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Okay, so mixing it up a little with today’s post. I get asked a lot about pitching mechanics…

“Where should the front foot land in relation to the back foot?”

“What’s the right way to break your hands?”

Drop and Drive or Tall and Fall?”

“What about the back foot?”Pitchers-Drag-line

That last one can be a little tricky… As I’ve written before, people often make too big a deal about the ...

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Getting Over & Around The Front Leg/Hip

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So this is something I see a lot…

Pitchers and coaches using perfectly good drills… but performing them in a way that only further ingrains bad habits. Making the pitcher stiff, overly linear, and robbing him of rotational power.

See, that drive to the plate – that powerful move down the mound – is important… But it’s all for naught if you don’t convert that to rotational power at foot plant. It’s why you see the game’s best, the elite of the elite, doing one ...

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Create Your Own Velocity Program: Step Two

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Okay, so let’s pick up where we left off…

Step TWO in my no-nonsense, step-by-step guide to building your personal “velocity program.”

So in Step ONE, we addressed the importance of getting those baseline readings… Tough to get where you wanna go if you don’t know where you’re starting from.

What’s that, you missed that post? Read it here: Step One for Building Your Velocity Program: Get A Baseline

As you know from that first post, this 5-Part series is an audio-post ...

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