Hi guys, I have a question here. It would be a lot better if I had a video of it, but I don’t. (actually I saw this watching me on a video, but still couldn’t get it to the PC…)
But the problem I saw on my mechanics really caught my attention. Here it is:
I’m doing ok until foot strike. Elbow at shoulder’s level, and elbow bent at 90º. Then just after the front foot strikes, the forearm, instead of holding still where they are (to keep the angle at 90º) it continues to go forward. And by doing that, the angle which my elbow is flexed decreases. It should go to about 45º and then start to rotate from that angle. Quite strange, huh?
It’s like it is a natural thing… I couldn’t see doing this, and now, when I’m trying to keep the angle at 90º and then rotate from it, it just feels unnatural, and I tend to throw all over the place… It seems that my throw is too “mechanical/robotic”.
I tried to look at some pictures from major league players, to see if their elbow did the same as mine, but they didn’t. Also, I’ve read 3 books about pitching (Steven Ellis’ book, The Pitching Edge by Tom House and The Complete Book Of Pitching), and none of them had something about this…
I even knocked my hat off (more than once), when I was doing catcher and had my hat from back to front haha (My hand almost touches the back of my neck, it touched the brim of the hat, knocking it off)
Any guru out there may help me? Even without a video, have you ever heard of something like this? Any drill? Anything that might help me here?
Would decreasing that angle be harmful to my arm?
I was able to get a picture of this, and here it is, so you guys have a better notion of what I’m talking about.
Thanks in advance.