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LHPSTEVEN24
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June 20, 2012 – 8:09 am
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Brent have you ever considered using Zack for your analysis. He implements the 3x pitching mechanics. 

 

 

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Yeah, I really like his mechanics. They are saying he is 6-4, 185 and his fastball is 93-97 MPH. He reminds me of Brandon Morrow. I will put him in my library. If you find anymore guys like him please post it here, thanks!

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        My friend and I have been doing the fusion system for 8 weeks now. Got a lot stronger and have been doing the load drills and it seems i can get in the load position really well. But as for him he has trouble getting linear and getting his force vector in line. The reason i posted this question on here is because he has a build a lot like zach wheeler. He is 6-3, 190. Im guessing since he is tall it is harder for him to get linear obviously. I do think he gets his force vector in line but it is pretty late. Any advice for him to get more linear? I also noticed that when were lifting doing squats and such he doesnt get very low. I usually try to get parallel with the ground or a little more. Does this correlate at all?

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Great observation! You answered your own question. A linear force vector means he has the strength to drop his weight in a one leg squat position and the mobility to do this with the leg abducted. Squatting low helps build both the strength and mobility but when you are battling bad genetics this can be a serious challenge. I speak from experience because I must have the worst hip mobility in the world and Olympic Lifting was the only thing that helped me deal with it.

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does hitting your force vector one leg squat position mean that order to line up your ankle and front hip, you must get to parallel on your drive leg? 

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okay so to increase hip mobility olympic lifts would be the most effective and fastest way? Like getting him lower on squats and stuff like that. What about stretching separate from workouts. stretches like the pigeon stretch and any hip flexor stretch would have to help to go along with the olympic lifts right?

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Cage, squatting lower means you are potentially activating more motor units which builds strength faster. It also elongates the muscles which strengthens tendons and bone and supports mobility.

Joe, yes squatting low and cleaning low is key. You can stretch post workout.

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I was thinking and box squats would probably be good for him to get used to going lower am i right?

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