Written by Jake McFarland
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Training with Brent Pourciau at Guerilla Baseball Academy was one of the best choices I have made in my life. All my life coaches told me I was the “Crafty Lefty” and that I didn’t need to throw hard to get guys out. Honestly I got so tired of hearing it and knew I needed to make a huge change if I wanted to pursue a legitimate career in baseball. So I went down to work out with Brent and take the first step in changing my career.
How 3X changed my career and my life
It all started one night on the internet last summer when I was looking up pitching velocity tips on how to throw harder. I found Brent on Youtube showing a video on triple extension (3X) and it blew my mind. I talked to my Dad and ended up buying the 3X Extreme Pitching Velocity Program. I then went to the 3X Velocity Camp to learn all of the drills, exercises and lifts to do the 3X programs. So I decided I was going to play summer ball early April of this year and then I got to thinking, “What if I moved down and trained with Brent for a summer”. So I talked to Brent and he said I could come down and train and that some other guys were coming too. Instantly I knew that I didn’t want to play summer ball and I wanted to make the first step of not being a “Crafty Lefty” anymore. After finding an apartment and meeting all the guys I knew that I was surrounded with people who wanted to be as successful as I wanted to be. Being around guys like this will truly bring out the best of you. Each and every day we would go to the facility and compete against each other in the drills and also the weightlifting which really elevates your game. I loved training with these guys and having Brent there to tell us what we were doing wrong, so we could fix our old habits and become better pitchers.
The Total 3X Experience
With this program I learned that pitching works from the ground up. Your pitching velocity comes getting triple extension and hip to shoulder separation. My whole life I wasn’t separating which wasn’t allowing me to use my body to throw hard. After the first month I seen tremendous improvements. Each week we would see how hard we were throwing the medicine balls and the velocities were always improving. These improvements came from a great strength and conditioning program but also having the motor coordination of your body to throw hard. This summer I gained 8 inches on my vertical, 25 pounds on bench, 30 pounds on power clean, and 50 pounds on squat. With these numbers increasing I seen a 7 mile per hour increase on my throwing velocity which is something that would of never happened if I hadn’t bought the 3X Extreme Pitching Velocity Program.
Overall this was one of the best experiences of my life. I will always use this program and train with it until my last day of ball. Not only did I see an increase in my velocity but I also made some of the best friends of my life.