I took about three months off ball because I was getting burnt out, During that time I have been doing some strength training. Most lower body and abs but also jobes every other day. I started throwing again last week and noticed my shoulder hurting. It hurts on the front side only when I throw. It doesn’t matter if its a slow toss, it’s painful. Could there be an imbalance there. If so, what should I do besides stop throwing. What muscles are weak and what exercises should I be doing to help. Thanks
I’ve noticed that major league players lead leg action most do not go in a straight line to the plate, It appears that for a right hander the leg swings out closer to the third base side. Is this done to produce more power or help with timing. I even notice it in matt kinney’s delivery.
I’m looking to buy a radar gun in the next two weeks. Anyone have any Ideas which is the best. Also is there any place I should go that can give a good deal. What options should I get with the gun? etc….
I thought at some point you would start adding video’s for us to view so we can learn you from. I remember you doing it at some point but it stopped. Are you going to start back up at some point. This would be great for us customers.
I’ve looked over myself a good bit on video and noticed that my hip and upper body (trunk) all turn together at the same time. I’ve tried to slow it down and work on it for several weeks now and noticed when I get back to throwing game speed it still does it. In my video I’m closed all the way up to landing and I’m landing right on the line to the plate. What would you recommed I do to keep them from turning at the same time. Also I noticed that my ankle is still on the rubber at ball release but the heel is pointed up. Would this be the problem. My hips are just not opening up early enough.
Actually, Matthew is a very consistent pitcher and lands in the same spot every time. He is also able to locate the ball where he wants most of the time. When he pitches to me I’ll move my glove to various locations and most of the time (75%) he hits it. I’ve also looked at the mound to see where his foot lands and it is always in the same spot. I imagine it’s just one of those things where you get comfortable doing it one way or the other as long as it works. For me, I’ll go with consistency.
Thanks JayMan. I know it just didn’t sound right to me. Luckily my son knows enough that when he gets advice that just doesn’t sound right he will not do it and then run it by me later. He has used the line “my trainer does not teach me that way” quite a few times. That usually works.
The coach of my 11-year-old son was telling his pitchers that if you want to throw inside to a righty you should have your left foot (for a RHP) land to the right of center and if you want to throw outside land to the left of center. I always thought that your foot should land in the same place every time and it is your release that would control where you want the ball to go. Am I wrong, right, confused,…?