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Your Stride Promotes Pitch Location

 

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Except for your throwing arm, once you let any imbalance take over your body, you lose your throwing arm path.

Let’s think about your stride.

When your feet are too far apart, your throwing hand comes through a very large release window, and you never know where your ball will end up.

Begin your stride with your feet closer, and you have a much better chance of knowing where your ball will go.

However, when your stride keeps your weight in balance, your eyes determine the exact location for your pitch.

Your Stride Gives You Location.

When you let your stride make the same movement into your ball release, your eyes develop the same essential arm path.

Whether you throw a fastball, changeup, or a slider, the hitter sees a consistent arm slot, and your ball ends up in the same place.

Locate Your Pitches.

If you want to know where your ball is going to go, use your eyes to spot your pitches.

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Engaging Your Lower Body Isn’t an Action

 

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Pitchers who work on their lower body engagement are putting the proverbial cart before the horse.

Getting your lower body to drive your motion isn’t something you do … it’s a consequence of what you do.

The Secret to Using Your Lower Body.

Using your lower body is the result of using your foot placements and legwork to keep your body in balance as your front foot comes off the ground, then using your front leg lift to maintain your balance.

Finishing your front leg lift in balance allows you to use an upper body rotation to spin your entire body down the mound.

Use Your Throwing Action for Balance.

It’s at the point the magic happens.

Your full-body rotation puts your body in self-correction mode.

Without having to do anything else, your mind senses your movement, and, to stabilize yourself, immediately gets your front foot back on the ground.

How You End Your Stride

Your stride’s end stops your lower body rotation in its tracks and, to get back in balance, forces you to use your throwing action to deliver your fastballs directly into your intended target.

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A Reactive Throwing Arm Produces Command

 

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When you grab the handle of a bullwhip then snap your wrist, you create a chain reaction that ends with a sonic boom.

Command Happens with an Open Lower Body.

Like the bullwhip, when you end of your stride with your lower body already opening to your target, you begin a full-body chain reaction where your lower body whips your throwing arm through the same productive release window on every pitch.

It’s this natural throwing arm action that’ll maximize your velocity and produce the fastball command needed to keep the very best hitters from reaching base.

Command Struggles Occur with a Closed Lower Body.

When you begin your lower body rotation after you end your stride, you’ve created an upper-body only chain reaction and can’t know with any certainty where any single pitch will end up.

Want the command needed to challenge the very best Hitter to reach base, then manage your movements into your foot plant and, without any additional effort, watch many more of your pitches end up where you want.

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How The Pros Analyze Video!

 

How The Pros Analyze Video!

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You may not realize it, but your body is either in balance or it’s getting itself back in balance.

Think about this … During your everyday life, when you make the same movement out of the same balanced position, your body always reacts in the same balanced way.

Focus on Your Action/Reaction Sequences.

This begs the question, “when you analyze a video, do you think about action/reaction sequences, or do you just jump right in and try to force your movements to look the like the ones you see in the video?”

My recommendation is, instead of getting distracted with the way someone else moves, focus on the way you react to your movements!

Your Most Critical Action/Reaction Sequence.

Here’s an underappreciated fact… Your Front Leg Lift is a reaction to your Foot Placements.

Here’s how you use this … Make an ultra-slow-motion delivery, and, if your motion stops at your foot plant, you have an issue with your front leg lift.

Command is Within Reach.

Find a way to adjust your foot placement to better balance your front leg lift, and you’re much more likely to naturally and repeatedly send your pitches where you want.

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The Truth Behind Command

 

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What do your arm actions tell you?

You may not realize it, but it’s impossible to let your body collapse in a heap on the floor.

The instant your Head signals your body that there’s an imbalance, you instinctively use your arms to keep from falling over.

However, when your Head remains centered over your neck and shoulder, your arms remain free to move the way they want.

Searching for command?

If you’re searching for better command, you’re allowing your head to tilt and, in response to your head tilt, you’re using your throwing arm for balance, letting your body control your throwing arm path, and can only hope your pitches end up where you want.

One Head Movement Produces Command.

On the other hand, end your stride with your Eyes level and your Head centered, by plan, your foot plant will move your Head from center.

Once your foot plant is the only thing that creates an imbalance, instead of using your throwing arm for balance, your throwing action will bring your body back to balance.

Automatically Send Your Pitcher Where You Want.

As a result, without thinking about anything else, you’ll see many more of your pitches end up where you expect.

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Your Front Knee Position Determines Command

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You may not realize it, but your front knee position at the top of your front leg lift determines how often your pitches end up where you want.

Front Knee Behind Front Shoulder.

End your front leg lift with your front knee behind your front shoulder, you force your throwing arm to offset your stride, and you won’t complete your delivery until your body stops using your throwing arm for balance.

Your throwing arm moving behind your body means, unless you’re lucky enough to find the right stride tempo, you won’t know where any single pitch will end up.

Front Knee in Front of Front Shoulder.

On the other hand, end your leg lift with your front knee in line with your front shoulder, and, as you move down the mound, your throwing arm naturally stays in front of your body.

With your throwing arm free to respond to your lower body, your throwing action automatically sends your pitches where you want with uncanny regularity.

Instantly Improve Your Command.

Here’s a tip … end your front leg lift with your front knee in line with your front shoulder and, without doing anything else, watch your command improve.

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Well-Planned Foot Placements Boost Command

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In pitching, as in everyday life, your body always returns to a balanced state, and, when in balance, you have a choice of how you want to move your arms.

Why Your Pitches Miss Your Target?

There’s a good chance you’re swinging your front leg into your front leg lift and, to move down the mound, you have to reverse your front leg swing.

When your front leg swing sends your Body toward your target, your Body uses your throwing arm for balance, you lose control of your throwing arm path, and you `1`1can only hope your ball ends up where you want.

Command Your Pitches.

On the other hand, your command immediately improves when your foot placements allow you to lift your front leg into your front leg lift.

By eliminating your front leg swing, you free your glove arm to create the imbalance that’ll trigger your lower body to send your pitches directly into your intended target.

Secrets to a Balanced Front Leg Lift.

Here’s a tip … You’re more likely to command your pitches when your foot placements, legwork, and front leg lift work together to keep your glove arm free to deliver the command needed to keep your pitching dreams alive.

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Command: Trust Your Front Leg Lift

 

When you micro-manage your Front Leg Lift, you send more pitches into your intended target more often than ever.

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Fact: Your Body’s constant self-corrections keep you from falling over.

Planned Self-Corrections Promote Command.

When you begin your delivery with a well-planned Front Leg lift and you move your Glove Hand away from your Body, your Back Leg flexes, and, once you tuck your Glove Arm, you trigger a cascading series of command-producing self-corrections.

Your Lower Body rotates, your rotation causes you to stride, and, at foot plant, your Body’s self-corrections use your Lower Body to whip your Throwing Arm into release and send your pitches into your target with uncanny regularity.

Unplanned Self-Corrections Hurt Command.

Without an effectively choreographed Front Leg lift, when you move your Glove Hand away from your Body, you’re less likely to experience any Back Leg flex.

Without a Back Leg reaction, your Throwing Arm is going to catapult the ball through several random arm slots.

Bottomline, your random arm slots mean you never really know where any single pitch will end up.

Command Is a Flexible Front Leg Lift.

If you want to turn your command into an expectation, make sure, out of your Front Leg Lift, your Back Leg flexes as your Glove Hand moves away from your Body.

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Front Shoulder Positions Dictate Command

 

Once you finish your front leg lift with your feet in line with one another, you can trust your body to send your pitches directly into your target with uncanny regularity.

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A Closed Front Shoulder Hurts Command.

Stand in place, and, to throw the ball, you must move your front shoulder out of the way.

Having to deliver the ball around your front shoulder means you can only hope your ball goes where you want.

An Open Front Shoulder Promotes Command.

Stand on one foot with your front heel in line with your back foot, clear your front shoulder and you automatically whip your throwing arm into release.

Reproduce these conditions in your pitching motion and your body spontaneously whips your throwing arm through the same path on every pitch.

The Transition Is Easy.

If you must clear your front shoulder to complete your delivery, it’s because you end your front leg lift with your weight over your back foot.

You reverse this by ending your front leg lift without your feet going past one another, spinning out of your front leg lift, and letting your body automatically produce the command you want.

Commanding Your Front Leg Lift.

Once you finish your front leg lift with your feet in line with one another, you can trust your body to send your pitches directly into your target with uncanny regularity.

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Your Command Struggles are Avoidable

 

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Command is a behavior.

Place your posting foot on a 2×4, center your other foot over the beam, and bring your Glove Side elbow behind your body.

Do this several times in a row and, each time you do, out of the corner of your eye, notice how your throwing hand instinctively comes through the same release window on each motion.

How does your front leg lift behave?

On flat ground, get into your regular front leg lift and bring your Glove Arm elbow behind your body.

Unlike the 2×4, either your Body twists around itself, or, if you move forward, your motion stops when your front foot hits the ground

If this describes you, the imbalance your front leg lift creates is destroying your command.

What’s the fix?

Your fix is to end your front leg lift with the same degree of balance you had when you were perched over the 2×4.

From there, a simple Glove Arm movement magically produces the next-level command needed to realize your pitching dreams.

Command is about balance.

The only way to command your pitches is to use what you discovered from your 2×4 experience to keep your Glove Arm free to send your pitches directly to your intended target.

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