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Is Your Front Leg Lift Hurting Your Fastball Location?

 

Pro Pitching Institute is one of the top 100 baseball blogs on the Internet.Your base of support is your feet. Your body automatically stabilizes your weight within your base of support and keeps your arms free to move any way you want.

Your Balance Beam Hack

Walk a balance beam and your base of support becomes the balance beam.

To stay on the balance beam, to center your weight over the beam, your mind takes over your arm movements.

Your Hack … Flex your legs, let your knees float outside the balance beam and you fool your mind into thinking your knees are your base of support.

Rate Your Front Leg Lift

Optimal Front Leg Lifts. When you can hold your front leg lift with each knee in line with each shoulder, you fool your mind into thinking your knees are your base of support. Your throwing arm remains free to deliver your fastballs directly into your intended target.

Less Efficient Front Leg Lifts. End your front leg lift with your knees close together, and you’ve lost your base of support. Like the balance beam, when you move down the mound, you use your throwing arm for balance, and you effectively compromise your fastball location.

Upgrade Your Front Leg Lift

If you are struggling to find a way to end your front leg lift with your knees in line with your shoulders, set up a short phone call with Coach Skip.

Coach Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
“Fastball Location Code of Behavior©” Author/Coach
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-524-3248

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Look the Same Yet Get Noticed

 

Pro Pitching Institute is one of the top 100 baseball blogs on the Internet.You strive to have your motion look a certain way.

The problem is everyone is following the same model.

This means your motion looks very similar to everyone else.

Your challenge, in this world of sameness, is to do something that’ll get you noticed.

Avoid the “shutdown complex”

It’s your need for your motion to look a certain way that causes you to shut down!

You start to see only the things that rubber stamp your belief in your target motion and you ignore everything else.

However, unless your motion sends consecutive fastballs directly into your Catcher’s target, no matter how much your motion mirrors your target delivery, you’re no better than the next guy.

Change your focus

To get noticed, let the way your motion looks take a back seat to the results your motion produces.

By finding ways to systematically eliminate any and all reasons you fail to locate your fastballs, you elevate your pitching performances above the Pitchers competing for the same roster openings as you.

Your fastball location gets you noticed

If you struggle to find a way to locate your fastballs, set up a short phone call with Coach Skip.

Help him to understand how you think about your delivery and he’ll use this information to give you things you can do to get noticed.

Coach Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
“Fastball Location Code of Behavior©” Author/Coach
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-524-3248

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A Balanced Approach to Fastball Location

 

Pro Pitching Institute is one of the top 100 baseball blogs on the Internet.When you walk a balance beam, as your subconscious fights for balance, you lose control of your arm movements.

When Balance Hurts Your Fastball Location

When you stride out of your front leg lift, similar to the balance beam, your stride means you lose control of your throwing arm path. Your fastball pitch location goes out the window.

Trying to control your fastball location without addressing the cause for your imbalance becomes a fruitless, never-ending battle.

Let Balance Promote Your Fastball Location

End your front leg lift with your weight evenly distributed around your core and, as you move down the mound, your spinning action keeps your body in balance and your arms free to respond to your lower body.

Your spinning action stops when your stride ends. It’s at this point that your throwing action gets your body back to balance and, in the process, automatically sends your fastballs directly into your Catcher’s target.

Discover Balanced Fastball Location

Want to automate your fastball location? Set up a short phone call with Coach Skip.

Help him to understand your pitching goals, your legwork, your movements down the mound and he’ll use this information to tell you how you can supercharge your pitching future.

Coach Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
“Big League Pitching Strategies©” Author/Coach
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-524-3248

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The Key to Best-in-Class Pitching Results

 

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When you swat a fly, you roll up a newspaper and “wham” the fly is history. This is your right brain reacting to the circumstance.

Once you had the newspaper in hand, your left-brain self-talk didn’t include your arm angle, your weight shift, how far you were going to step. You just swatted the fly!

The Best Pitchers Trust Their Right-Brain

During your pitching motion, the more your left-brain actions end your front leg lift with your weight centered between your knees, the more your right-brain throwing response sends your pitches into your target.

Change your right-brain responses as if they were controllable left-brain actions and you won’t see as many pitches travel into your target as you want and, in the end, might not realize your full potential.

The Fix is Simple

The art of producing best-in-class pitching results always follows the same progression.

– First, you understand how your left and right brains interact.
– Next, your left-brain actions send your right brain the appropriate messages.
– Finally, you trust your right-brain will send your pitches into your target.

Want to use less effort to produce more consecutive best-in-class outings? Visit the Pro Pitching Institute.

Coach Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
“Winning Pitch Location Strategies©” Author/Coach
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-524-3248
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A Better Pitching Instruction Mouse Trap

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Pitchers/Pitching Parents/Team Coaches,

This text is from a Dad whose 21 Year Old Son had heard for years how he needed to use more lower body.

Within the first 15-minutes of his Sons first session, not only had I engaged his Son’s lower body but had better than 50% of his pitches traveling directly into his target and even improved his throwing arm speed.

What I did for this Pitcher is a typical of what I do for every Pro Pitching Institute Pitcher and is just one more example of how I’ve reinvented pitching instruction.

Struggling with something? Let’s talk!

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Pro Pitching Institute
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A One Size Pitching Motion DOES Fit All

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The facts show …

  1. Any single movement creates a ripple effect throughout your entire body.
  2. The ONLY outside influence on your chain reactions is gravity.
  3. By eliminating gravity from your motion and carefully managing your movements, your actions produce predictable responses with uncanny precision.

Armed with this information, there’s nothing stopping you from repeatedly sending your pitches directly into your intended target.

Your Sustainable ONE SIZE FITS ALL Model

Every efficient ONE SIZE FITS ALL motion contains these elements.

  • You begin your motion with your weight balanced just to the home plate side of your back foot,
  • Your front leg lift keeps your weight to the home plate side of your back foot.
  • From there. your glove side will turn your upper body, your upper body will turn your hips, your hip action will force you to stride, even while you stride and through the end of your stride your back hip will continue to move forward, and, to get your body back in balance, your body will make a throwing action that’ll send your pitches directly into your target with uncanny precision.

Your ONE SIZE FITS ALL delivery guarantees your results become very automatic, extremely predictable, and surprisingly simple to execute.

Stop Searching and Start Doing

You can get your ONE SIZE FITS ALL motion at the Pro Pitching Institute.

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Pro Pitching Institute
“Winning Pitch Location Strategies©” Author/Coach
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-524-3248
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Are You a Behavior or Results Driven Pitcher?

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“Behavior Driven Pitchers” Excel

“Behavior Driven Pitchers’” hand separations initiate their stride, their stride prompts their throwing action and their throwing action gets each pitch to travel directly into their intended target.

“Behavior Driven Pitchers” trust their body to help them succeed in a sport build around failure.

So much so that when a “Behavior Driven Pitcher” misses their target over the plate, they know their body puts so much late stage ball movement on the pitch that even professional Hitters will struggle to drive the ball.

“Results Driven Pitchers” Hope to Excel

As “Results Driven Pitchers” move down the mound, they use their throwing arm to keep their body in balance.

“Results Driven Pitchers” fail to realize or don’t want to accept the fact that once they begin to move down the mound, they’ve lost control of their throwing arm path.

Consequently, “Results Driven Pitchers” waste their valuable time trying to find a throwing arm path (they can’t control) to produce the results they want.

Much like a dog chasing his tail, if you’re a “Results Driven Pitcher”, until you change your focus from your results to your behaviors, your pitching career goes in circles.

Get Your Behaviors to Produce Your Results

Our programs produce “Behavior Driven Pitchers”. Want to join this elite group, but don’t know how? Visit the Pro Pitching Institute.

Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
“Winning Pitch Location Strategies©” Author/Coach
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-524-3248
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Add To Your Pitching Knowledge

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Balance

It’s a known fact that your body is either in balance or moving to get itself back in balance.

When you push off the rubber, you drive down the mound, use your throwing arm for balance, and lose control of your throwing arm into your release.

There’s another, more effective, pitching model.

The Best Pitchers Rotate Down the Mound and Use their Throwing Action to Get Back in Balance 

Rotating down the mound occurs as a result of you letting “your lower body” drive your motion.

  • An Alternate Storyline – Place a light weight on the end of a string, and slowly twirl the weight around your hand. Every time the weight completes a circle, the weight comes through the same spot and, even with a minimal hand action, produces so much energy that you’d think twice about putting your hand in the weight’s path.
  • The Pitching Elements within This Storyline
    – The string represents your throwing arm.
    – Your forearm and hand relate to your core.
    – The weight coming through the same spot all the time symbolizes your release window.
    – The energy the weight generates relates to your throwing arm whip
  • Rotating Down the Motion – When you end your front leg lift with an upright core, you can open your front shoulder to begin your rotation down the mound.
    Your front shoulder spin whips your throwing hand through the same spot on every pitch.
    Duplicate your front leg lift from one pitch to the next and you can expect your throwing arm to whip your pitches into your intended target.
  • Where can you see this? – Watch how frequently a Big-League Pitcher at the top of the Team’s depth chart delivers their pitches into their intended target.

If you move down the mound, can’t know where any one pitch will end, then let’s talk.

Skip Fast
Pro Pitching Institute
“Winning Pitch Location Strategies©” Author/Coach
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-524-3248
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