The Hip Bone’s Connected to the… Elbow?

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Add this one to the category of things that are interesting, but not really surprising… The other day I came across an article that cited a recent study where researchers examined the relationship between hip mobility and and injury risk for pitchers.

In pitching injuries, the elbow is connected to the hip bone

Over the years, there have been a number of studies looking at the link between hip mobility, rotation and pitching velocity. For example:

Passive ranges of ...

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Hip Mobility for Pitchers with Strength Coach Josh Heenan

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If you’ve followed my site, you know I’m a big on getting your hips into your pitching delivery. It’s something I talk about in two recent video lessons – here they are again if you missed them:

How Masahiro Tanaka gets his hips into his pitching delivery

Tips for learning to lead with loaded hips in your pitching motion

And working to stay loaded ...

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Pitching Mechanics: Tips for Loading the Hips

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Did you see this article? Little League Mechanics vs. Major League Mechanics

In it I talked about one of the big mechanical flaws you frequently see with young pitchers: Opening the hips early. Another way to think about this is “not Loading the Hips properly” in the stride.

I got a few questions from guys asking how they could address this mechanical with their pitchers. So I put together a short ...

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