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Here are some pitching articles on this important pitching velocity topic. This topic is currently open for discussion. You can either comment on the articles below or start a thread in the pitching forums.
by Brent Pourciau · May 6, 2013
Thanks to Mark Brooks at the ArtofBaseball.net for putting together the interview of me Brent Pourciau on 3X Pitching. All you hitters check out his site he has some great stuff for you.
I give away some secrets to the 3X Pitching Velocity Program along with my stance on the emotional long toss debate. You will also learn a little bit about my story and how I tore my rotator cuff and made it back to baseball. If you like the interview please share it with your friends. Thanks for watching!
Check out the original posting of the interview here:
Brent Pourciau Shares 2 Arm Strength Secrets & How to Really Long Toss Read more
by Brent Pourciau · February 22, 2013
Listen to the entire 3X Pitching Podcast Episode 3. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes by selecting the button on the far right.
3X Pitching – Podcast Episode 3 Transcript
This transcript is a rough draft. It is recommended that you listen to the podcast above.
3 Is the Magic Number
Hey, Brent Pourciau, TopVelocity.net!
This is the 3X Pitching Podcast Episode 3! Read more
by Brent Pourciau · September 5, 2012
No, this is not the next big baseball product launch to boost pitching velocity brought to you by some online marketing company. The 3X Power Burst or 3X Burst is the real deal and it is a game changer!
This is a coaching tip that is a major part of the 3X Pitching Velocity Program and it holds the secret to how elite pitchers increase pitching velocity in their careers from 5-15 mph or more. Yes, I am giving this secret to a massive increase in pitching velocity away here for FREE!
This means my inbox is going to be inundated with emails telling me that I am crazy for giving this revolutionary information that can change a pitchers career overnight for nothing. I don’t care, I was a pitcher in my career who searched for this information for too long and I didn’t find it until the very end of my career when I discovered it myself. I want everyone, who is in the same position I was in during my pitching career when I desperately needed this critical pitching velocity information, to learn this stuff, so they can turn their career around just like I did. You can thank me later! Read more
by Brent Pourciau · May 7, 2012
This is an exciting time for baseball because science is starting to have a major impact on the game. A sign of this impact has been the increase in pitching velocity across the board. We are hearing more and more about 100 mph pitchers coming out of high school and college ball today. Pre-Steroid ERA this would have been unheard of.
TopVelocity.net has been at the forefront of this cutting edge information. What we have done here is interpret this new scientific data into laymen’s terms to help the young pitcher benefit from it. One of the latest studies to come out, which shows the relationship of pronation speeds to vertical ball movements, is some of this cutting edge science that has been right under our noses but now that it is documented, it will begin to impact the game. Read more
by Brent Pourciau · May 6, 2012
Check out the 2013 MLB Tryout Camps!
Here is the 2012 USA Major League Scouting Bureau tryout camps schedule for the 2012 summer.The camps are open to all players 16 years or older. The camps are free. You must arrive 30 minute before the camp begins to register. No equipment is provided so all players are required to bring proper equipment.
All players must sign a liability waiver before attending the camp. If the player is younger than 21 years of age then a legal guardian or parent must sign the waiver on the players behalf. You can download a player liability waiver here from the MLB website. Read more
by Brent Pourciau · August 20, 2011
When it comes to training the power pitcher, you must not only have a good understanding of pitching mechanics but strength and conditioning. The problem is most pitching coaches have a very poor understanding of strength and conditioning and most strength and conditioning coaches have a very poor understanding of pitching mechanics. Read more
by Brent Pourciau · April 18, 2011
Adding 5 MPH to your fastball can be a tough challenge if you do not know what you are doing. You definitely will not accomplish this using conventional wisdom. Old school approaches like extreme long toss, weighted balls or speed chains may get you close but the pitching speed increase will eventually go away or may not even transfer to the mound.
It is important to understand that you want to add 5 MPH to your fastball on the mound, not only on flat ground. Throwing from the mound uses a different kinematic sequence than on flat ground. This must be a main focus of the velocity enhancement program.
When I developed the revolutionary approach to pitching velocity called 3X Pitching, I first analyzed some of the hardest throwers in the game to try and discover their secrets. I wasn’t as interested in their training programs because most of these hard throwers, I felt, had superior genetics. I knew that if I could learn what they were doing mechanically, which was causing them to throw so hard, I could then try to emulate these mechanics through training my body to move like theirs. I believed that this was a good strategy for success. I soon learned that this was true. Read more
by Brent Pourciau · January 9, 2011
Alright this is Brent Pourciau at TopVelocity.net and I am here with Jim “The Rookie” Morris and we are going to talk some baseball today. Jim, I would like to say it is an honor to have you here at TopVelocity.net, I want to tell everybody that you have a great story. Everyone can go out and see the movie, The Rookie, but today I would like to talk some pitching with you mainly. Maybe you could start with telling everyone what you are doing today. Read more
by Brent Pourciau · October 27, 2009
Looking for more Baseball Pictures of Pitchers then scroll through this slideshow. If you want to save a picture just select the image and it will popup the page where you can save it. The icon on the bottom right of the slideshow will put it in full screen mode.
I do not own these photos. This is a collection I obtained from the web. To view Professional Pitching deliveries in video format select here.
by Brent Pourciau · June 18, 2009
Matsuo T, Escamilla RF, Fleisig GS, Barrentine SW, Andrews JF. Comparison of kinematic and temporal parameters between different pitch velocity groups. Journal of Applied Biomechanics 17(1): 1-13, 2001.
Stodden, DF, Fleisig, GS, McLean, SP, Andrews, JR. Relationship of Biomechanical Factors to Basebal Pitching Velocity: Within Pitcher Variation. Journal of Applied Biomechanics 21(1): 44-56, 2005 Read more
by Brent Pourciau · June 17, 2009
If you haven’t figured it out yet, pitching velocity doesn’t come in a pill. Sorry to bust your bubble but it takes a lot of hard and smart work to develop it. If you are looking to gain 4-5 mph on your fastball then you must work to improve in all facets of pitching. These facets include: Read more
by Brent Pourciau · June 17, 2009
Why waste your time and money on pitching coaches and strength and conditioning when you can get all the velocity you want in a pill?
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by Brent Pourciau · May 9, 2009
There is a lot of controversy around pitchers and icing their arms post game. After surgery I was very strict when it came to icing post game. I know that it isn’t enough for me here to just say that, “Hey, I did it, so you should too.” So, I took some time to research the web and I found several websites reference the work of Dr. Meeusen from Antwerp, where I played some professional baseball. He based his life study around icing as a means to help heal a damaged muscle. His documentation describes how ice can be effective and where it can cause problems.
Research by Dr. Meeusen on Icing a Pitchers Arm
by Brent Pourciau · April 30, 2009
Major League Scouting Bureau: 2009 Tryout camp schedule
Tryout camps are open for all players over 16 years of age. There is no fee. Registration will be done 30 minutes prior to start of camp. All players must bring their own equipment. IMPORTANT: Each player must sign a liability waiver to participate. If player is under age 21, a parent or legal guardian must also sign the waiver. A waiver can be obtained in advance at mlb.com or at tryout camp registration. Tryouts subject to change.
by Brent Pourciau · April 16, 2009
This question can stir up a big argument but there is only one answer. The arm does not generate the velocity. It only guides the pitch. Therefore the arm must follow the body and does not come into play until the body has done its job. This was the conclusion of a study performed by the famous Dr. Jobe back in the 1980′s. Here is the actual result from the case study:
by Brent Pourciau · January 30, 2009
Pitching is a very complex sequence of movements that involve building torque and force to generate velocity. So many things happening during a blink of the eye within the pitching delivery. What is even harder than pitching, is explaining this stuff. This is why every coach has his own interpretation. This is also why science wins over conventional wisdom. If you can prove it scientifically then conventional wisdom is forced to listen. If you eliminated ever coach in baseball who could not explain pitching scientifically, you would have about 2% of them left to coach the position. This is why so many misconceptions plague baseball today, especially pitching. Read more
by Brent Pourciau · January 28, 2009
Professional Baseball is full of genetic freaks. Long and slender pitchers who throw mid to upper 90′s like A.J. Burnett and Aroldis Chapman. At this moment, Major League scouts are combing the earth looking for these rare specimens. This is why it is so exciting when someone like Tim Lincecum at 5’9 170 pounds, throwing 95 mph, comes along and blows everyone’s mind. Yes, Tim is a new kind of freak but what he proves is that throwing hard can also be a little mans game. Tim is evidence that the strength and conditioning world is not just hype. It is real and it is the fountain of success for any athlete. It teaches why someone like Tim Lincecum throws as hard as someone the total opposite in size, like A.J. Burnett or Aroldis Chapman. Why doesn’t Major League Baseball teach little guys to throw as hard as big guys? Because they do not have too. Major League Baseball is like a spoiled child. It gets everything it wants. Therefore, they have no need to make what they already have. Read more
by Brent Pourciau · January 11, 2009
by Brent Pourciau · December 31, 2008
“Scap Loading” is the pinching of the shoulder blades or scapula during hip to shoulder separation. It is an important factor to velocity. Notice the picture here of Greg Maddux “Scap Loading”. The question is, is ”Scap Loading” a reaction to the stride or is it a voluntary action to generate more hip to shoulder separation?
Scap Loading Issues
The problem with coaching ”Scap Loading” is that it can promote the infamous inverted W. The inverted W is the mechanical flaw linked to many rotator cuff and UCL injuries in professional baseball. This is when the elbows fly above the shoulders during the stride and before the shoulders fire towards the target. ”Scap Loading” can lead to this issue because ”Scap Loading” is the throwing of the elbows behind the back during the stride. Throwing the elbows behind the back or above the shoulders is both considered putting the shoulders and elbows in what the Physical Therapy world calls the “Red Zone.” This is a vulnerable position for the arms to be in during an explosive movement like pitching. Read more
by Brent Pourciau · December 10, 2008
I hate to be so pessimistic, but the reality is the younger generations are lazy and not held up to the standards of the past generations. Our society today is a lot more open to excepting mediocrecy than hard work and achievement. The only reason competition continues to improve is because of the global infiltration of baseball. The game is now full of Latino’s, Asians and Europeans. I am writing this article to hopefully motivate the younger generations of America to wake up and get moving. Here is one of my favorite quotes. You should read this every morning. Read more