[quote=“LankyLefty”]Wow! Very impressed by this and excited to look more into it. I do throw with a much more counter rotated upper body position than most pitchers.
When I took this to an extreme it definitely helped my velocity over the past year. When I added a two step run-into approach I was able to throw 102 mph last fall (only time I tested velo on this). There are also countless examples of the hardest professional pitchers having a much more extreme amount of torso counter rotation.
The difference is in pitching you have to be able to pinpoint a location, not just throw for max velocity as in javelin.
We do 2 handed med balls before javelin throwing working on rocking back with the body and sweeping the ball down and back as far as possible - its all about getting into and out of those awkward ( weak and vunerable ) stretched out positions.
then when we move to the standing javelin throws the focus is on reaching back and around as the left foot reached forward. The goal is to get as much distance between the plant/ block foot and the throwing hand