Agility ladder training for baseball is essential for developing running speed, coordination, balance, quickness, and explosion. Speed ladders are a beneficial tool for all athletes because every sport requires quickness and speed. In addition, agility ladders can also be an effective form of conditioning for baseball because of the high-intensity level. College and professional athletes […]
If you're frustrated with your pitching velocity, you'll want to start here... In order to increase velocity, pitchers must be able to use their entire body in one fluid motion. Every movement plays a crucial role in determining how fast you can throw. Understanding each step is key to your success in learning how to pitch faster in baseball.
For years, coaches thought pitchers shouldn’t lift weights because they would lose flexibility. Those days are over. A pitcher-specific workout program is vital to throwing hard and staying healthy. Unfortunately, most strength training and weightlifting routines are not specific to pitching—and, more importantly, do not make pitchers better athletes. Understanding what exercises to perform to get bigger, stronger and more explosive not only will increase your velocity, but your overall athleticism as well.
Proper recovery is one of the most underestimated techniques to increase velocity. Without a healthy arm, you will never be able to achieve your velocity goals. You will learn exactly how you can keep your arm and body 100% healthy throughout the off-season and regular season.
Why can’t you pitch faster? Well, there are hundreds of reasons why some pitchers simply cannot throw fast. This post is designed to help these pitchers understand the reasons why they may not be achieving their desired pitching velocity. These reasons are in no specific order or level of importance, but each is very important. […]
Baseball core exercises are essential for any player looking to increase pitching velocity, hitting power, or explosive running speed. There are literally hundreds of different core exercises that baseball players can use, but some have to proven to be more effective than others. Almost all your baseball core training exercises need to be structured around […]
There are many MLB pitchers with dangerous pitching mechanics, and you need to be aware. It’s important you don’t attempt to replicate some of the mechanics of these pitchers. Keep in mind, I’m not saying these pitchers have absolutely terrible mechanics. In fact, in most instances, the MLB pitchers below have very good mechanics, but […]
Pitching sidearm in baseball can be a very effective tool for pitchers who wish to utilize the technique. In essence, a pitcher is considered sidearm when he throws the ball along a low, and horizontal axis. This technique is obviously different from overhand pitchers who usually throw at high, vertical axis. Besides pitchers, infielders will […]
If a pitcher is just starting out, then developing good throwing mechanics is the most important thing along with a graduated program of throwing to build up arm strength. If a pitcher has been pitching for a few years, then it's important that he analyzes his mechanics.
When a pitcher has a strong arm but is having control problems, or finds his velocity is below average or is not increasing over time, then more than likely it's a mechanical problem. When you develop good pitching mechanics first, everything else falls into place.