Do any baseball players or baseball coaches use or teach “extreme” torso rotation when practicing “long tossing”?
As an athlete ( olympic javelin thrower) I have found I can generate a huge amount of speed using this technique, especially from a stand, and at the same time reduce strain on the ellbow.
I am currently working with a high school junior (girl) with this technique throwing from a stand. It is absolutely incredible the position she is getting into and the distance she is now throwing. She is throwing just a few feet short of her personal best which is from a run up!
This is video clip of her throwing, first regular speed, then slow motion. At a minute to a minute 18 second is the slow motion of her throw:
Any thoughts or comments wouId be greatly appreciated, Thanks.