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04
28
2014

Momentum and Arm Action: Myths and Misunderstandings

Pitching mechanics is a difficult subject to talk about, and one that I don’t touch lightly on this blog. Covering the basics of pitching mechanics like stride length, stride speed, hip/shoulder separation, and even pronation are generally not the topics I tend to discuss – at least not...

01
22
2013

A Biomechanical Understanding of the Late Launch (Wolforth Tenet)

While in Houston for the Ultimate Coaches’ Bootcamp, Ron talked about a “late launch” being important in the pitching delivery. In this article, I’ll give you a few examples of the late launch before breaking it into its biomechanical parts. What does the Late Launch look lik...

12
26
2012

How to Analyze Pitching Mechanics Without a Biomechanics Lab

There are a few writers and people out there who criticize me for talking about pitchers’ mechanics without having specific joint loads (kinetics), stating that it’s akin to “guessing” without any merit. Their claims that without a full biomechanical analysis (presumably usin...

02
27
2012

Joel Zumaya’s Tommy John: His Pitching Mechanics’ Fault?

What causes Tommy John surgery? Why did a certain pitcher get hurt–and another did not? The answers are often extremely complicated–and, frankly, we are only just beginning to understand all the mechanisms of injury in pitchers. Arm-related injuries in baseball have three major factors:...

01
10
2010

Our Influences – Pitching

Lots of people email me and ask me what “camp” I belong to for pitching or hitting or strength and conditioning. I respond that I don’t belong to any “camp” as that would imply that I subscribe to 100% of the views of those “camps.” However, I love to do res...