Did you know a study shows that there is no difference between the pitching mechanics of a good little league pitcher to a professional pitcher? This makes perfect sense. All you have to do is look at the pitching mechanics of Tim Lincecum from little league to the major leagues in the video analysis I did here called, Youth Pitching Analysis with Tim Lincecum. He has pretty much the same mechanics but now he is just bigger, stronger and faster!
Yes, a study showed, besides having good pitching mechanics, the only difference between the youth pitcher and the adult pitcher is increased strength and muscle mass (1). Just when you thought throwing weighted baseballs and extreme long toss was going to make you an elite pitcher the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) drops a bombshell study like this called, Kinematic and kinetic comparison of baseball pitching among various levels of development. Well, at least you are learning this now and not wasting more time throwing heavier balls as far as you can.
In this article, now that we know that it takes good pitching mechanics and more strength and muscle mass to get to the higher levels of pitching, I will show you the best way to develop good mechanics while building strength and muscle mass. I will also show you what ways of training will prevent you from developing good pitching mechanics and prevent you from developing more strength and muscle mass in your pitching career.
Olympic Lifting blows out elbows! This is what most conventional pitching coaches believe about pitchers and olympic lifting. The problem is there is no science to support this claim. The science actually shows Olympic Lifting to protect the elbow by strengthening it.
Most information about weight training and pitching is misleading or completely false. It is completely void of any science There is this school of thought in baseball that weight training is Kryptonite for the baseball pitcher. Even though some of the elite pitchers of today and yesterday used it to build their careers, like Nolan Ryan, Roger Clemens, Dylan Bundy and Bryan Wilson, to name a few.
In this article, I will go over the studies that list the biomechanics of the pitchers elbow and the issues of the UCL. I will also go over the studies that prove Olympic Lifting to be the most effective way to improve muscle, bone and tendon strength in the upper arm. I will also go over the critical benefits of Olympic Lifting to enhancing performance, joint mobility and integrity and pitching velocity for the pitcher.
You are in-season and you are pitching a lot and your arm hurts. This is a common problem in todays game.
Studies show 58% of pitchers in high school experience elbow pain and 38% of high school pitchers experience shoulder pain (1). Should this kind of arm pain in-season be this common? Should you just pitch through this kind of arm pain or not? What is causing this kind of arm pain and what can pitchers and coaches do about it? I have the answer to these questions but the conventional wisdom of this game doesn’t want to hear it.
It is unfortunate, that the majority of the young pitchers and coaches in this game have a very, should I say extremely, poor understanding of pitching mechanics. Most of them think they understanding what makes efficient and effective pitching mechanics because they think the conventional wisdom of the game is the best breakdown of pitching mechanics. If you haven’t learned otherwise, it is so far from a complete understanding of pitching mechanics that it is concerning.
In this article, I will not only give you the top 10 reasons your arm hurts when pitching but I will tell you how you got to this point. I will also tell you how you will get to a much better understanding of pitching mechanics in this game. You do not need to be in the majority of baseball players in this game who are playing in ignorance and in pain. You also do not need to worry about an injury or a quick end to your career on the operating table every time you get on the mound. You can dominate this game, talk intelligently about this game and play injury free. Here is how!
Learn how to increase ball speed using a proven system that is cutting edge. Ball speed is in high demand in todays game due to the rising throwing velocities of pitchers and position players. Ball speed in the past decade has sky rocketed as training approaches have improved and competition has grown better.
Where training programs have improved is both mechanically and strength/power training programs have become more sports or even position specific. If you are looking to improve ball speed then you need to advance your knowledge of this game to the current level of today. You need to learn all of the throwing mechanics of a high velocity pitcher or position player. You also need to learn the most effective training approach for your position. You also need to learn the most effective style of training to enhance performance so you can compete with the bigger, stronger and faster athletes of today.
The main reason this game has become more competitive outside of the mechanics and the training is because more of the world is playing this game and they are playing it here. Look at the contracts that these Japanese pitchers are signing. Look at the Latino athlete and their success in Major League Baseball. Look at the popularity of the World Baseball Classic and the fact that America has never won the event. This is more than enough reason for a young baseball player to advance their game with the science behind the mechanics and the science behind the training of today. This means ball speed should be tackled not by the conventional wisdom of this game with just throwing and running but with a comprehensive approach to building the elite position player or pitcher.
In the articles below you will learn about the top position player program for improving ball speed and the top pitching program for improving ball speed. These programs are called the 2X Velocity Program and the 3X Pitching Velocity Program and you can learn everything about them here at TopVelocity.net.
Learn how to build more than just arm strength but arm speed. It takes more than just a strong arm to increase throwing/pitching velocity. It takes a total body building force from the ground up.
The fact that you found this page searching for arm strength tells me that you are at a beginner level of understanding what generates ball speed. This is not a major problem for you. We are start at the bottom of this level of knowledge. The challenge is if you do not genetically have the ability to throw hard then you will need to increase your level of knowledge and training for more throwing/pitching velocity.
If arm strength was all that matters then doing arm strengthening exercises would significantly increase ball speed. These exercises or lifts will increase ball speed but not as effectively as strengthening the core and lower half where elite high velocity throwers/pitchers generate most of their power. This doesn’t mean resistance tubing and light weight arm exercises and lifts do not help, they should just mainly be used for arm care. The hard work needs to be put into building elite power in the total body so it moves more explosively as a single unit. The 2X and 3X programs here has all of the mechanics, throwing drills and strength/power training workouts that you need to improve “arm strength.”
In the articles below you will learn more about the better understanding of “arm strength” and how to build more arm speed. You will also learn the most effective way to develop “arm strength.”
Learn the most effective ways to improve throwing velocity for position players and pitchers. We have the top training programs to significantly improving throwing velocity for position players and pitchers that you can find. Learn about our 2X Velocity Program for position players and the 3X Pitching Velocity Program for pitchers.
Velocity is a measurement of arm speed in baseball. Most people believe arm speed is generated in the arm when science shows arm speed is generated in the lower half and then transfered to the arm. Therefore if you are working to increase arm speed you need to learn how to better use your legs and core. In the velocity programs here at TopVelocity.net we use throwing drills to train these lower half and total body movements to increasing throwing velocity. The programs also use strength/power conditioning to develop the leg strength/power needed to increase throwing velocity.
It is very common in this game to have a very poor understanding and training to develop throwing velocity. Tons of high school, college and even professional organizations have a very poor approach to developing throwing velocity in their athletes. This is why programs like the throwing program here at TopVelocity.net are in such a demand.
In the articles below you will learn more about the mechanics behind elite throwing velocity for both position players and pitchers. You will also learn more about the revolutionary throwing/pitching programs to significantly increasing throwing/pitching velocity called 2X and 3X.
Catcher pop times are critical for playing at the next level. The problem is most coaches and programs train it poorly. They focus mainly on the arm and the legs are what makes the difference. The reason it is called pop time is because it is measure how fast the catcher can pop up. This means the legs are the driving force behind the catcher pop time.
The challenge is when you have never been taught how to use your legs or the feet work to throwing out runners then you have a poor understanding of what it takes. You then wind up spending most of your career trying to figure the leg work out instead of training your legs and pop times to get better. This is why you need an approach and a program so you do not have to waste anymore time trying to figure how the professionals effectively throw out runners.
Once you have the education of how professional catchers throw out runners mechanically then you can also build your leg power to the level of a professional. Most catchers have no idea how to train in the weight room to improve their game because they have a poor understanding of the techniques professionals use to record elite catcher pop times.
In the articles below you will learn more about the technique behind an elite catcher pop time. You will also learn the best approach to improving catcher pop time, along with the best program to training this technique and developing the elite leg power to enhance your catcher pop time.
Mechanics is the technical movements of the pitcher and position player. Perfect pitching/throwing mechanics isn’t everything but it does support injury prevention and the potential for added performance.
The reason perfect pitching/throwing mechanics are not everything is because you can only convert what energy is available. Perfect pitching/throwing mechanics is creating efficient and effective movements that allow a pitcher or position player to reduce stress to the body and maximize force to the ball. The problem is if force production is poor then maximizing this force may not result into a 90mph fastball or throw from the field. This is why athletic power and perfect pitching/throwing mechanics makes the elite pitcher and position player. You need both. Only one or the other will not do it.
The perfect examples of the elite pitcher is Nolan Ryan back in the day and the hardest pitcher in the game Aroldis Chapman. Both exception athletes with perfect pitching mechanics. The challenge to emulating these pitchers is that they have large builds. If you are not as big as these pitchers then you will have to have more athletic power and better pitching mechanics than them to compete with them.
The perfect example of the elite position player is Rick Ankiel who was first an elite pitcher. He is a great example because you shows how the same approach on the mound can be implemented in the field with great success.
In the articles below you will learn more about perfect pitching/throwing mechanics. You will also learn about its misconceptions and how to develop both athletic power and perfect pitching/throwing mechanics for pitchers and position players.
This is a list of baseball pitchers who have had some significant success in the 3X Pitching Velocity Program. They have either gained 10+mph or have broken 90mph on the program.
The one thing in common with all of these baseball pitchers is that they have fully committed to the 3X Pitching Velocity Program and put in the time and work for success. All these baseball pitchers have experienced an increase in pitching velocity well above their own genetics. This is a testiminet to not only the 3X Pitching Velocity Program but the dedication these baseball pitchers gave to reaching their goals and dreams in baseball.
Anyone can have these kind of results with the 3X Pitching Velocity Program if they can just emulate one of these baseball pitchers. You can reach your goals and dreams in this game now because you have the program that has been proven to get you there.
In the articles below you will learn about these baseball pitchers and how they used the 3X Pitching Velocity Program to dominate this game and advance themselves to the next level. You will also learn that many of these baseball pitchers did not have the advantage but the disadvantage going into the 3X programs.
Is there anything worse than dead arm in-season? The only thing worse is an injury but an injury starts to sound like a better scenario if you have had dead arm for a long time? The problem is the arm doesn’t work this way.
Dead arm is the result of poor mechanics and overuse. Mainly you need to stop believing that your arm is what gets you to the next level. I hate to tell you this but it isn’t your arm; it is your athletic ability. Yes, that includes your leg power, your core strength and your motor coordination. The arm is just the device that releases the ball. You have dead arm because you have actually killed your arm. It would be like using one arrow to fight a battle. No, not the bow, just one arrow. Could you imagine how quickly that arrow would fall apart or go dead on you? This is how you are fighting the battle of baseball. You are fighting it with one arm and that is it. Give it a rest and learn to fight your battles like an elite athlete which is with your entire body as a single unit of power.
In the articles below you will learn how to use the entire body to generate ball speed and not just your arm. You will also learn how to increase ball speed while in-season which is a real challenge. Most important you will learn that dead arm is a thing of the past and you are now going to really have some success in your pitching career.