Pitching Mechanics Don't Have to Be Complicated

Develop a Powerful Pitching Delivery with the 5 Power Moves in This Free Guide

dumb-and-dumber-hair-borderSo, it’s been one of those crazy weeks…

Ever feel like you’re being pulled in 1,000 different directions? So rather than scramble and hurry together a new post for you this week, I thought I’d share with you some other great pitching content.

And since I’m actually heading up to see these guys present at a seminar in a couple days, just seemed to make sense.

The seminar I’m attending is titled “Using Medical and Sports Science for Injury Prevention in Sports: The Throwing Athlete”

It’s featuring guys like Eric Cressey, Mike Reinold and Tom House so it should be a great event. After years of pitching and coaching, it’s easy to get complacent and start to think you know everything… Never a good place to be!

So with that in mind, here’s some stuff you should read if you want to deepen your understanding of the pitching process and the unique demands it places on you as an athlete:

Pitching Performance: Understanding Trunk Position at Foot Strike
In this 3 Part Series, Eric Cressey and Matt Blake do a great job breaking down what can be a complicated and confusing subject when it comes to “efficient pitching mechanics.”

What You Need to Know About GIRD: What It Is and What it Isn’t
Very detailed piece by Mike Reinold where he examines range of motion in the throwing arm. He offers some fresh insights here, really questioning the definition of GIRD and how to address it. For more on this, you can also check an article I wrote this spring:
Should Pitchers Stretch to Increase External Rotation

And lastly… we’re coming up on the off-season, so I’m bringing back one of my favorite posts from last year:

5 Steps for Maximizing Your Off-Season Pitching Workouts

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