Kyle's Equal and Opposite nonsense.
First and foremost I don't think I'll really understand what equal and opposite is or how it actually works.
Using Jensen Lewis for example is to meet both farcical and ironic.
Farcical because Lewis had a grand total of four years in the major leagues. On a good day was lucky to hit 91 or 92. How this becomes the poster boy for his not equal and opposite being the way to go is beyond me.
The ironic part comes from the fact that the Cleveland Indians action contacted me regarding Jensen Lewis and his loss of velocity. What happened was in 2007 in the ALS playoffs he was hitting 92 mph. But the next year he was down to the 87-88 mph region . Part of the problem was his not equal and opposite. But this is how he learned how to throw the baseball and you cant change that once you get to a certain level especially when you're trying to compete at the major-league level. So as I said choosing Jensen Lewis as a poster boy for not equal and opposite shows Kyle's total lack of understanding of how to throw baseball.
With respect to one of his other poster boys Robertson. Robertson demonstrates what I consider classic equal and opposite arm actions.
The Eagle and opposite refers to how the arm separate and create scapula loading. And then the timing of pulling the glove arm in and unloading the scapula. This is a continuous process and relies on symmetry (equal and opposite) in our to effect the correct timing for maximum momentum transfer and utilization. Something Kyle's drill does not do.
Here's another example of equal and opposite:
Totally incorrect statement i.e. " After all, the kinetic chain is best optimized when the preceding body part is fully decelerated before the next body part in the chain is accelerated.".
What decelerates the previous segment is the acceleration of the next segment. The kinetic chain does not wait until the previous segment is fully decelerated. By definition fully decelerated means that there is no more momentum and no more kinetic energy to transfer. Basic physics 101 which Kyle Bodie has aptly no concept of and yet attempts to tell us how scientific he is.
And for those who think that I'm hyper sensitive, yes I am hypersensitive when it comes to the spreading of pseudoscientific nonsense at the expense of all the years and hours that I put into this trying to understand and define how.only throw the baseball.
I will repeat again they only thing that Bodie has done over the years is capitalize on the intent to throw the baseball and overloaded and under load training. All you have to do is look at Bauers comments tweets, how many times does he make reference to intent to throw hard? And guess who was the first one to preach this??
And jimster before you start pontificating about how much you know about throwing process and if you going quote some physics to support your contention you look pretty foolish when you make statements such as :
Energy does not equal mass times acceleration. Mass times acceleration as momentum. Momentum is not energy. Energy is equal to one half MV squared.
My model is about conservation of momentum and its transfer. There is only one correct model and it's my model i.e. there is no momentum transfer if the previous segment has come to a stop before the next segment starts to move. And if you don't agree with this you are no physicist.