long distances Pitching Articles
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 · December 19, 2012
* Checkout 3X Pitching Podcast Episode 1 covering this article at the end of page.
You want to start increasing pitching velocity then start gaining weight. Yes, a study proves a high correlation between body weight and pitching velocity. The study states that larger athletes on average throw harder than smaller athletes. The case study also states that these larger athletes can generate more forces which can enhance pitching velocity.
This information shouldn’t be shocking to anyone but those conventional pitching coaches who still coach the game the way it was played back when hot dogs were considered a good source of protein. Yes, that was back win Babe Ruth was on the Yankees roster and not on the wall behind center field. These are those coaches who talk about the importance of long distances running and throwing a lot, to building “Arm Strength.” Read more
by Brent Pourciau · March 9, 2012
We all should know by now that long distance running is bad for pitchers (read 2009 article called Just Say NO to Long Distance Running) but now everyone needs to know how bad it really is. Yes, the study below proves that long distance running reduces the bodies ability to absorb and use the power of elastic energy.
If you have spent anytime on this site, you have learned the importance of elastic energy to pitching velocity. If you need a refresher or a basic understanding here are some of the key components that use elastic properties to generate high pitching velocity. Read more
by Brent Pourciau · April 16, 2011
Most gimmicks on the internet, that claim to increase pitching velocity or just enhance pitching performance, mainly focus on the upper kinetic chain like the arm. This would include gimmicks like the latest “Speed Chains” and the old school “Weighted balls.”
They all use the word “Arm Strength” when selling their product. This is also the case with programs that use extreme long tossing as the means to building the power pitcher, which well respected institutes like ASMI have proven this to be an inadvisable practice. I spent my career weeding through this clutter trying to find the answers to pitching velocity after my arm surgery and my intuition always told me I was wasting my time with these all arm approaches to pitching velocity. I uncovered 3X or triple extension as the secret to velocity because when I decided to stop looking for the quick results program and start building towards my success, I began to see the light. Read more