There are tons of "Velocity Programs" out there for the pitcher. Each one comes with its own approach to increasing pitching velocity. What separates them from each other is their pitching mechanics and their training styles. I decided to put together a short video to help you first gain a crystal clear understanding of the 3X Pitching Mechanics as defined in the 3X Pitching Velocity Program.
I will also give you some clarity on the training styles of the 3X Pitching Velocity Program as opposed to the other "Velocity Programs" out there. I hope this will help you make a better decision in your career when it comes to picking the right program for you.
In this article, I will post this revolutionary video for you to watch on the 3X 2 Phase Delivery. I will also show you the differences in the style of training the high velocity pitcher. I hope that after you watch this video you will never again be pushed down by the conventional wisdom of this game. That you will reach your full potential and live your dreams!
The Best Velocity Program for the Pitcher
Most "Velocity Programs" are mainly throwing and "Arm Care" programs. This means they force you to throw more, longer and some with a heavier ball. They also load even more reps on your already fatigued arm with resistance tubing programs for the "Scaps" and rotator cuff. This can be a major problem because in a study called, Risk Factors for Shoulder and Elbow Injuries in Adolescent Baseball Pitchers, it correlated the injured group of pitchers to mainly overuse from throwing:
The injured group pitched significantly more months per year, games per year, innings per game, pitches per game, pitches per year, and warm-up pitches before a game. These pitchers were more frequently starting pitchers, pitched in more showcases, pitched with higher velocity, and pitched more often with arm pain and fatigue (1).
This study is not linking these style of "Velocity Programs" to injury but it has shown those pitchers who throw more pitches, more often, are at more risk of injury. Therefore, how good is a program that makes a pitcher more prone to injury?
I am obviously leading you to learn of a different approach to training the pitcher to increase velocity. Most people have no idea that any other form of training the high velocity pitcher even exists. This is because it does not exist in the conventional wisdom of the game. This style of training is more common of an Olympic Athlete. This style of training is using a drill based program along with a strength and conditioning program to develop the high velocity pitcher/athlete. For example, the 3X Pitching Velocity Program trains the pitcher 5 days a week using throwing velocity drills to train mechanics, Olympic strength and power training to enhance athletic performance and an anaerobic conditioning program to build short explosive interval ATP. This style of training the pitcher is obviously completely foreign to this game but it is as effective as developing a javelin thrower, high jumper or sprinter for the Olympic Games.
3X Pitching Velocity Program
I am consistently promoting the 3X Pitching Velocity Program because it worked in a major way for me in my career and also for the hundreds who have trained with it in their careers. I also love to help young pitchers mature effectively in this game so they can live their dreams. I want to help more pitchers, so this is why I am a true believer in this program but I do not want to force it on you. You also have to be a believer if it is going to have an effect on you, so I know you need some time to look it over. I would highly suggest that you subscribe to the FREE 3 Part Series on 30 days to 5 mph to learn more about this revolutionary approach to developing the high velocity pitcher and then see how you feel about what we are doing here to develop better pitchers!
- Samuel J. Olsen II, MD, Glenn S. Fleisig, PhD*, Shouchen Dun, MS, Jeremy Loftice, and James R. Andrews, MD - Risk Factors for Shoulder and Elbow Injuries in Adolescent Baseball Pitchers - American Sports Medicine Institute, 833 St Vincent’s Drive, Suite 100, Birmingham, AL 35205.