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3X Pitching Profile Documentation
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3X Pitching ProfilesThese 3X Pitching Profiles measure the times and distances between the 3X advanced components. These times and distances make up a pitching profile that will determine your potential speed and velocity. These are rough estimates based on a few pitches but it is enough for a pitcher to see his weakness and strengths on record and how he compares to others.

To be able to read and understand these profiles, you first need to know how each measurement is recorded. The first measurement of Leg Lift to First Move is the time from when the lift foot comes off the ground until the front hip or drive leg knee moves forward. The next measurement is First Move to Front Foot Strike. This measurement is from when the front hip or drive leg knee moves forward until the front foot touches the ground. Following this is Front Foot Strike to Pitch Release. This measurement is from when the lift foot touches the ground until the pitcher releases the ball. The next measurement is distance. The first measurement of distance is Stride Length at Front Foot Strike. This measures the distance of the stride from the moment the lift foot lands. The next measurement is from the Back Foot to rubber at Front Foot Strike. This measures the distance of the tip of the back foot to the rubber during the second the front foot lands. The last measurement is the distance from Release Point to Front Foot. This is measured from the tip of the fingers at pitch release to the front of the landing foot.

What most of these measurements tell the pitcher is how fast and have far he is moving. Hard throwers not only move faster but they cover more ground. Your profile will tell you how you compare to an elite hard throwing pitcher.

The one key 3X component that is different from all the rest is Seperation at Front Foot Strike. This is measured at front foot strike. Using a virtual protractor and an educated guess on the hip and shoulder positions, taken from the footage during front foot strike, the degree of separation is determined. The differences between this measurement and all the rest is the fact that this measurement measures a major rotational component in the delivery. This is the component that the National Pitching Association has proven through their 2005-2006 Velocity Study that counts for 80% of a pitchers velocity. This is the point in the delivery where linear power is converted into rotational torque.

If you have slow times or short distances in your pitching profile then you are not building enough stride power. If you have good distances and fast times but poor hip to shoulder separation then you are not converting your stride power into torque. If you notice from the professional profiles that they all have fast times, long distances and great separation. If you are able to move the same then you will also find yourself throwing with high velocity.

The 3X Pitching Velocity programs were developed to help you increase your times, distances and rotational torque in your 3X Pitching Profile.

If you would like to have your profile created, all you need to do is to send in your pitching video for analysis. Following your analysis your 3X Pitching Profile will be created.

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