What Pushing a Car Can Teach You about Pitching Velocity

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When I was a kid learning to pitch, conventional wisdom taught that getting to a good balance point was the most important part of the pitching motion. I used to practice it daily, lifting my leg and holding it at the top, over and over again, sometimes until my legs started to shake… What a waste! It’s simply not what successful, hard throwing big league pitchers do. Creating momentum by getting your center of gravity moving towards home plate ...

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The Importance of Good Front Knee Action

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One of the toughest movements for young pitchers to master is good front knee action in their pitching deliveries. Bracing up with the front leg after front foot plant is absolutely critical for maximizing velocity, and scientific studies back this up. ASMI (the leading research institute in the field of pitching biomechanics) did a series of studies looking at the differences between high velocity pitchers and low velocity pitchers. Here is a quote from their website:

“…the higher ball velocity pitchers ...

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