Reduce Injury Increase Velocity with Separation
Generating the right level of "Separation" is critical for elevating your pitching game. So, let's dive deep into the mechanics of it all. In this video, we're going to unravel the science-backed methodologies that make "Separation" a non-negotiable element for elite performance on the mound. We're not just talking about throwing harder; we're talking about doing it more efficiently and reducing the strain on your arm. Yeah, you heard it right; we're optimizing for velocity and longevity.
The real magic starts with "Triple Extension"—that's the ankle, knee, and hip fully extending in a coordinated burst of energy. This mechanism is your golden ticket to generate the kind of force that translates into extreme velocity. But wait, there's more. Entering the "Load" position is where you store this energy, like pulling back a slingshot. The further you pull, the more energy you store and, consequently, the more you'll release.
Now, what happens when Triple Extension meets the Load position? You got it, optimal "Separation." This is where the core plays a pivotal role. By properly separating your lower body from your upper body, you create torque—loads of it. That's the kind of torque that not only powers your pitch but also efficiently distributes the load across your body, taking the brunt of the stress away from the arm.
Why should you care? Because this isn't just theory; it's evidence-based practice. These aren't just words; they are years of research, biomechanical analyses, and real-world testing encapsulated into easy-to-grasp, actionable advice.
So, if you're serious about elevating your game, reducing injury, and throwing with the kind of velocity that gets scouts talking, this video is your roadmap. Hit that subscribe button, and let's get you into the elite pitcher's circle with the power of Separation, Triple Extension, and the Load position. This is Brent Pourciau, with TopVelocity, where science meets performance. Let's get after it!