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Hanan Burki
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September 26, 2011 – 6:12 pm
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Hi brent,

 

One small question with regards to what you mention in the video. You pointed out that his front foot doesn't open early. 

 

I get what that means but what is the purpose of it and as a result what is it affecting? If one is opening up that front foot too early is that bad mechanics or a weak muscle (If so i guess that's a week core?).

 

Keep up the good work.

 

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Hannan, here is a thread addressing this issue for pitchers.

/forum/talk-pitching/opening-front-hip-early/

You are a cricket bowler so this issue will not effect your mechanics because you do not start with your foot on a rubber. What you can learn from Verlander is his front leg extension at release. He is developing a tremendous amount of power through this landing leg which is transferring up his kinetic chain into the ball. This would have the same effect for a bowler.

Please reply to this post on the above linked thread so we can give this thread a rest. It is overdone!

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http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/…..–mlb.html

A recent article in Yahoo Sports talks about Justin Verlander’s triple digit fastball and how in the All-Star game he was showing it off. They posted a clip of him breaking the bat of Gordon Beckham with a 100mph pitch. I decided to slow it down and see if Verlander was getting more hip to shoulder separation when he pushes his velocity into the 100 mph mark and the answer was yes. Notice the picture here of him at front foot strike. He has a ton more hip to shoulder separation than in the video of him that I analyzed at the beginning of this thread. I just wanted to post this up to document how his hip to shoulder separation increases when he throws harder.

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Yea. True, he was kind of showing off. It’s also amazing how he broke the bat. Well, the analysis was about a year ago, guess that means that Verlander is improving. It was also his 116th pitch, so you can still throw at your hardest even when you’ve been worn down. And who knows, maybe the video Brent analysed was a breaking pitch or some kind of pitch that would funk his delivery up.

       

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I think it might have something to do with the analysis being of a pitch in the first third of the game (where Verlander works around 90-92mph) and this last one took place in the final third of the game (where oddly Verlander is throwing faster).
This may also indicate (Verlander velocity increase throughout the innings) that H/S sepp can be altered at command (thus speeding the learning process of a pitcher trying to develop high velocity mechanics 

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Good observation! I totally agree with you.

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I come back to this post that I started and it has almost 8,000 views. Brent I’ll take half of your company now, hahah I’m just kidding though. Brent keep up the program I’m really loving the atmosphere where everybody wants to get better just one question, now that I changed my program (since I lost my ace pitcher handbook) I’m doing max deadlifts of 220-230 lbs. about 1-3 times and 10-20 min. after that workout I will try cleans at 130 lbs which is my max right now. I’m also frustrated that I’m still only 5ft 5 inches at 15 yrs. old, but hopefully I’ll grow out to be 5 ft. 10 inches. Anyways what do you think of my program and when or predict if I’ll make gains or what will happen in the future if I keep doing this. Sorry for posting in this thread but please answer. Thanks Man!

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Ron, I really have no way of telling you how your program will work because I have not tested it like the Fusion System. I would like to send you another copy of the Ace Pitcher Handbook that you lost. Send me an email and I will resend your purchase.

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