External rotation


#1

Should external rotation naturally occur or is it safe to try and throw your arm back while throwing to achieve more?


#2

Throwing your arm back probably wont do much for you. Make your mechanics sound and throw a lot and the external rotation will take care of itself


#3

It’s possible your arm slot may have something to do with it. How do you throw—straight overhand, 3/4, sidearm,or anywhere in between? Take a look at how you throw—if your arm slot is in one of those in-between categories, not to worry; just let it happen naturally. Over the top may be another story—maybe you can get a good pitching coach to watch you throw and maybe he will have some ideas. 8)