FAQ Search Memberlist Usergroups Profile Log in to check your private messages Register Log in

Ask Questions. Share Answers. Pitch Better.

Matawari Stretch

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    LetsTalkPitching.com Forum Index -> General Pitching Advice
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
ryanmin
Varsity
Varsity


Joined: 29 Mar 2008
Posts: 65

PostPosted: Apr 27, 2008    Post subject: Matawari Stretch Reply with quote

I was just browsing through some of the articles on this website, and i came across one titled "Pitching Velocity: 10 Ways to Increase Baseball Pitching Velocity" This article mentioned a stretch that T. Inohiza added to his throwing routine, called the Matawari Stretch, that added 12.42 mph on his fastball over a 3 month period. There wasn't much of an explanation of this stretch in the article, other than it was a pelvic/hip stretch. I just thought that if this could add so much velocity to your fastball over such a small period of time, why hasn't much been made of it? Just wanted to hear some opinions about it.

(Also googled it, and there weren't any pictures I could find, but the brief explanation was to spread your legs as far apart as you could on the ground and try to touch your torso to the ground in front of you)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Bower
Hall Of Fame
Hall Of Fame


Joined: 12 Apr 2007
Posts: 1889
Location: Upstate, NY

PostPosted: Apr 27, 2008    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trust me a stretch didn't add 12 MPH onto his fastball. Maby it meant that in the period he was doing the stretch he gained 12 MPH. I'm sure he wasn't just doing that stretch there was probably a whole workout plan involved and a throwing routine.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
palo20
All Star
All Star


Joined: 11 Sep 2006
Posts: 599
Location: MA

PostPosted: Apr 27, 2008    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kinda like how Jared didn't lose 200 lbs. by just eating Subway every day.....
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Spencer
Superstar
Superstar


Joined: 16 Oct 2007
Posts: 1085
Location: USA

PostPosted: Apr 27, 2008    Post subject: Reply with quote

From google searching:

http://shiroikuma.com/index.php?cmd=Matawari

an article that explains how to do the stretch
and a picture



Edit: Maybe having flexible inner leg muscles will help you stride further fluidly?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
TK09
College
College


Joined: 09 Dec 2007
Posts: 126

PostPosted: Apr 28, 2008    Post subject: Reply with quote

palo20 wrote:
Kinda like how Jared didn't lose 200 lbs. by just eating Subway every day.....


I think thats the best way to put it. It may have supplemented his program and helped him add 12 mph but I feel there had to be more to the program than just one stretch. But on the same coin it can't hurt so its worth a shot. I think I'll start adding it to my program. Laughing
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ryanmin
Varsity
Varsity


Joined: 29 Mar 2008
Posts: 65

PostPosted: Apr 28, 2008    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was what I was thinking, I mean its just another stretch to add to a routine, can't hurt!

And btw I didn't say that this was the only thing he did and it wasn't immediate.

Quote:
T. Inohiza added to his throwing routine, called the Matawari Stretch, that added 12.42 mph on his fastball over a 3 month period.


Notice "throwing routine" and "3 month period" Razz
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jamesh23
Minor League
Minor League


Joined: 30 Dec 2007
Posts: 205

PostPosted: Apr 28, 2008    Post subject: Reply with quote

hell i could use 12 mph in 3 months idc how I get it lol.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    LetsTalkPitching.com Forum Index -> General Pitching Advice All times are GMT - 4 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Related topics
 Topics   Replies   Author   Views   Last Post 
This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Announcement: Let's Talk Pitching Baseball Forum Rules 0 Steven Ellis 10964 Aug 28, 2005
Steven Ellis View latest post
No new posts name your greatest momment in high school or legion baseball 104 Tanner Lorenz 39459 Aug 19, 2013
RackRunner View latest post
No new posts High School Baseball practices..? 23 Tanner Lorenz 29949 Dec 26, 2012
Turn 22 View latest post
No new posts Best place for "baggy" baseball pants? 28 Taylor 41979 Jul 10, 2011
dph2117 View latest post
No new posts College baseball for a die hard player? 6 jvandy99 11347 Dec 07, 2007
UndersizedRHP View latest post