Finishing Strong, for Mike Trout and Matt Kemp, big league workouts = big league results. Checkout the Baseball Code : Episode 3.
Every spring every Major League Baseball player is ready to start a new season. But, are they ready to finish it? While the day to day rigors of baseball may not appear daunting, the day AFTER day of 162 games takes its toll and a handful of players attack the off-season with an approach that makes October a little easier. Sometimes a guy will inexplicably get hot, but at the Baseball Code, we believe it actually is explainable and attempt to discover what is behind the numbers.
Two guys we want to examine in this episode are Mike Trout and Matt Kemp. Both Trout and Kemp made the 2014 postseason and both lean on their workout for their added edge.
Tendonitis in the elbow or shoulder from pitching is an extremely common problem in baseball. If you do not learn what is causing the problem, it could become chronic and end your pitching career. This was my diagnoses at 18 years old, even after rotator cuff surgery.
This is a case that is not remedied with rest alone, or surgery, or definitely not more throwing. It takes some chunk of time to not only heal the joint but rebuild the joint and if you do not have a good game plan, it will have you chasing your tail for relief.
In this article, I will give you the top ten steps to overcome shoulder and or elbow tendonitis when pitching. I will first define some of the symptoms of tendonitis and also provide some insight into what causes this common problem. Last of all I will talk about how important arm health is in the 3X Pitching Velocity Program approach.
The biggest challenge of pitching off of the mound is working down the mound or “down hill.” The decline of the mound is from a 10 inch slop. This creates a vector issue for the pitcher. If a pitcher does not learn the importance of aligning the force vector of the drive leg early in the pitching delivery then pitching velocity and accuracy will suffer. Many low velocity pitchers have this issue. The force vector is the angle of the ankle to knee when the leg is driving force.
The solution to this common vector problem in the low velocity pitching delivery is not in the upper body. It is purely in the lower half and must be addressed in the lower half before the upper half will ever work the way desired. This vector problem will cause a list of problems that overcompensation will never fix and if the source is not identified and improved then the pitcher will never solve this critical problem.
In this video you will learn the symptoms of pitching with a vertical force vector and how to learn to pitch more “down hill.” You will also learn what to look for in video analysis to know the signs of a vector problem. If you like the video please like it and subscribe to my youtube channel for more videos like this.
The evolution of baseball (and its players) over the last 30 years. Baseball has gone through the ringer over the last 30 years and Brent and Brian break it down. We’ve seen changes on and off the field. Major League Baseball went through a strike in the mid-nineties and has suffered seemingly irreparable damage to its image with the steroid/HGH era that became public in the late nineties and continued into the next decade. But was that damage irreparable???
This is the first episode of the @TopVelocity #PitchingTips show. In this episode I cover how to handle the failure of the game, early trunk rotation, low arm cocking, early hip rotation and the lift leg progression. If you would like to ask a question for the show then go to Twitter.com and tweet your question @TopVelocity #PitchingTips and I will answer it on the next episode.
Enough of listening to the theory and opinion of those conventional pitching coaches who preach that Olympic Lifting is bad or doesn’t work for baseball players or pitchers in general. Let’s see if they are speaking the truth or just speaking out of their butts. In the video above watch the TopVelocity Experiment the effects of heavy load power cleans on pitching velocity.
n Marcus Stroman’s pitching analysis you will learn the pros and cons of his pitching mechanics. He is a very small guy at 5’9 185lbs and overcompensates for his size with and explosive athleticism and a impressive set of pitching mechanics. In the pitching analysis you will learn exactly what he is doing well and not doing so well so you can use this as a standard for your pitching mechanics if you would like to emulate them. I would highly recommend that you checkout the 3X Pitching Velocity Program or the 3X Velocity Camp to help you develop these high velocity pitching mechanics.
In Chris Archer’s pitching analysis Chris Archer has a very consistent set of pitching mechanics over the years as measured through the 3X Evaluation System. In the video above you will learn more about the pitching mechanics that make up Chris Archer’s unique pitching delivery. You will also learn the pros and cons of his pitching mechanics along with the descriptions below.
What causes a slump? How do you keep a hitting streak alive? When a baseball player is “in the zone,” how did he get there? How does he stay there? What causes a loss in velocity on the mound, or a lack of power at the plate? More importantly, how can answers to these questions lead to a better performance on the field? The Baseball Code hopes to answer these questions and more.
The Baseball Code takes a different, deeper look at the game. Every pitch, hit and play in the field leads to a win or a loss. The Baseball Code looks at those individual statistics to not only find trends that can help turn some of those losses into wins, but also dives into the science behind the throw, swing and catch to affect a change in the trend.
Numbers can tell us when a player is in a slump or on top of his game, but what makes up those numbers? The Baseball Code breaks down the statistics to find answers. The science of the human body and mechanics of baseball can uncover what makes the numbers happen. By examining a player’s mechanics, training, muscle build and approach to the game, hosts Brent Pourciau and Brian Haldane can help players minimize their weak points and maximize production.
Learn how the greatest game in the world has evolved over the past 30 years through the “Steroid Era” and beyond.
This revolutionary show will highlight some of the players from the past to present and how the game has dramatically changed from the field to behind the scenes. You will gain insight on the game well outside the conventional wisdom. Insight that will help you understand the players and management in the game today.
This information is new, cutting edge and controversial to some. Watch at your own risk and remember you will only discover the truth of the game once you understand its source code!