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10
28
2016

Elbow Stress, Motus Sleeve, and Velocity

Explaining Elbow Stress and Torque When measuring elbow stress in biomechanic labs it is often peak stress that is being measured. This peak stress often occurs during what many researchers call the ‘arm cocking’ phase of the pitching motion. The arm cocking phase is found between front foot contact...

07
20
2016

Can You Reduce Pitching Elbow Stress Using a Sleeve?

The majority of this article was written by Michael O’Connell, who is our first analyst in the Research and Development department of Driveline Baseball. He also collected all of the data and designed the study. This article was edited and approved by Kyle Boddy, President/Founder of Driveline...

03
28
2016

Discussing “The Arm” by Jeff Passan

On Monday, March 28th, 2016, Jeff Passan released an excerpt from his upcoming book, The Arm (Amazon link), on Yahoo Sports. Jeff’s work is a culmination of four years of original research, of which we played a small part. Our chapter was chosen to be discussed in Jeff’s official Yahoo e...

03
08
2016

Weighted Baseballs, Safety, and Consequences

The larger and larger support that weighted baseball training is gaining not only on the Internet but in professional baseball is something that I could not have predicted years ago when I started this journey. That being said, there are serious risks when training with weighted implements, and Mike...

12
23
2015

Efficient Front Leg Mechanics that Lead to High Velocity

The lead/stride leg in pitching is rarely understood correctly and is often analyzed from a baseball-specific viewpoint. Unfortunately, the best throwers in the world are not baseball pitchers, so to truly understand how the lower half properly works, we need to get out of our comfort zones to disru...

09
30
2015

Free Interval Throwing Program / Return to Throwing Program for Pitchers

Most interval throwing programs out there are very conservative and don’t have enough intensity in them at the end periods to adequately build up to throwing flat grounds and bullpens with all your pitches. Furthermore, there’s not enough ballistic and plyometric activity to really build...

07
24
2015

Lower Half Pitching Mechanics: Data-Driven Analysis

While it is the subject of most articles on “pitching mechanics”, the role of the lower half when it comes to the pitching delivery is open to interpretation by many coaches out there, which often serves to confuse the individual athlete. We’ve recently started a long-range analyti...

06
18
2015

Can Forearm Pronation Prevent Tommy John Surgery?

If you spend enough time in the world of baseball pitching, you will probably hear from someone that actively pronating the forearm is imperative to protecting the pitching elbow. A reason often given is that pronating the forearm engages the pronator teres muscle. Can it prevent Tommy John surgery?...