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May 29, 2013 – 5:07 pm
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I understand that optimal hip to shoulder separation is when the hips are fully open and your shoulders are closed. But, when watching an analysis I also understood that the further you have your arm back when your hips are open, the better degree of angle you have. Here is a picture of my hip to shoulder separation next to Jason Motte’s. Any comments about my separation would be great.

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If you click on the attachment you can see Motte’s.

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you should post the video to your mechanics. That doesn’t look bad though, if you are converting that to external rotation (which it looks like) then I am guessing you are probably around or a bit over 85 mph?

 

 

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I wish I was at 85. I’m at 78, which is not too bad cause I’m a freshman in high school and only weigh 150 right now. Here is a video of my mechanics. If you open it in QuickTime you can use the arrow keys to slow it down.

 

Here is a link to my mechanics:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…..y2lI1PUWpI

 

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You can definitely get to 85 or above as you get stronger and add some size since you look pretty thin. I didn’t slow your video down, but it looks like you get no flexion or drive coming from your back leg. That would increase the speed of your stride and you would improve your hip/shoulder separation and get faster torque. Increasing your leg strength and power would help with that. 

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Yea, I am still skinny, but i put on 30 lbs this offseason on the “TuffCuff” Program, its a pitcher specific program. 

When you say flexion do you mean just bending in the knee? And drive you mean just pushing off from the rubber, correct?

 

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I do agree that i need to increase my lower body strength because right now i can only squat 185, 8 times. But i respectively disagree with you that i am not driving. Here is a pic from this video that shows me getting of the rubber, but yes i can increase me flexion which will help my drive

 

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Can you post your numbers, such as age, height, and maxes on lifts like power clean, squat, bench press…? Yes, flexion would be like squatting on your back leg and the drive is like the push, except you need to make sure you are completing hip extension, knee extension, and ankle extension. It just looks like your back leg is mostly extended throughout your delivery so if you are getting any push, it would be just ankle extension. You do a good job at shifting your bodyweight forward early so you can get moving quickly. 

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