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Do you stride or push off the rubber?
𝥁 Yes 𝥁 No
If you answered “Yes”, what follows is the reason you struggle with your command!!!
Your command struggles begin with your front leg lift.
- Because you end your front leg lift with your weight over your back foot, striding becomes the only way to move toward your target.
- When you stride, much like the way your body uses your arms for balance when you walk a balance beam, your stride’s forward weight shift forces your body to use your throwing arm to offset your stride.
- Once your body is done using your throwing arm to balance your stride, your body frees your throwing arm to send your pitches toward your target.
When this happens, why can’t you control where any one pitch will end up?
- Just like your handlebars twitch when you begin riding your bike from a dead stop, the instant your body stops using your throwing arm for balance, your throwing arm comes to a dead stop and, like the handlebars, your throwing arm jerks.
- Your throwing arm twitch between your balancing and throwing phases means you expand your release window.
- The larger your release window, the more improbable it becomes to know where any one pitch will end up.
Your natural urge for balance destroys your pitching career.
- When you use your throwing arm for balance, your pitching career is consumed with the hopeless task of finding a way to generate the same release point in every outing on every pitch.
How to stop striding or needing to push off the rubber?
You ask us to teach you how to start your motion without having to shift your weight toward your target which, by extension, eliminates your throwing arm twitch, sends your pitches directly into your intended target, and, ultimately, takes your pitching career in a much more productive direction.
The Power of a free throwing arm
After registering an 8.22 ERA over 7.2 innings in his first-ever Big-League call up, a first-round draft pick asked us to help him with his pitch location. Once we showed him how to stop using his throwing arm for balance, in his next call up, he started 22 Big-League games while posting a 5.08 ERA over 117 innings.