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15
2013

How to Efficiently Change Your Pitching Mechanics

Recently someone asked me a question that I get fairly frequently: I see a lot of strength, conditioning, and training videos and articles on your site, but not a lot about mechanics. Do you teach mechanics in your MaxVelo program? I have mixed reactions to questions along these lines – one be...

09
22
2013

Pro Baseball Summit (2013) Review

Last week we had a handful of our pro clients in the facility to learn about how we’re using high-speed video, two types of weighted ball training, and a new mechanical model on pitching. It was a huge success and a ton of fun, and our high school clients got to work out alongside of guys like...

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...

05
04
2012

Ubaldo Jimenez, Lost Velocity, and the Need for Dedicated Video Review

My post on Ubaldo Jimenez’s lost 96 MPH fastball went up today over at The Hardball Times. In it, I talked about the need for dedicated video review by an analyst in the Player Development department of every MLB club. I strongly believe MLB teams should set up two high-speed video cameras tha...