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 up and getting your hips into your delivery is great but a friend of mine, Josh Heenan, made an excellent point in the comments below the Tanaka post. Josh wrote:
“Many people do not possess the hip mobility to be able to get into that much hip internal rotation, which is something that can often be increased with dedicated joint mobility work. There are also genetic limitations…”
So to continue the discussion, I caught up with Josh the other day to address this issue in more detail. This video is a little different than previous interviews – it’s sort of a discussion / mini-webinar where Josh shares his screen and explains in detail why mobility is so critical for pitchers.
He also shares some great techniques for improving hip mobility and hammers home the need for assessment and individualization in a pitcher’s training program.
So check out the interview/webinar – Josh really knows his stuff!
[h3]Hip Mobility for Pitchers with Josh Heenan[/h3]
[h5]Josh Heenan – Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Moore PT[/h5]
website: JoshHeenan.com – great resource!
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