[quote=“RIstar”]Ok i started this because I see to many q’s on how can I increase my velocity SO… I’m going to tell you how to.
The 1st thing you want to do is
Find a good workout like Tuff Cuff that isn’t to easy and is functional
Work on mechanics off a mound alot including everyday inseason even if it’s only 15 pitches. To get the muscle memory down.
Video tape so that you can get analized by someone on letstalkpitching so you can get good solid mechanics
Move quicker to home plate. THe tempo should be quick and explosive not CALM AND CONTROLLEd which is the bad thing to do because to throw hard you must move quick.
Just throw hard have the mind set off a closer and the mental abilty to just say ok I CAN THROW HARD. Trust in the pitches.
THROW THE FASTBALL MORE
Nolan Ryan has said the reason he was so good with his fastball is because he threw it most of the time and used that as his 1# pitch. THe other pitches should be used to keep the hitter off balanced.
GO GET THEM.[/quote]
WHAT??? Total crap.
I have developed my own workout plan, which is nothing like Tuff Cuff and have benefited greatly.
Having good form help very little with velocity, and a ton with control. Most current and former hardballers (Dantrelle Willis, Randy Johnson, Nolan Ryan, Rudy Seanez, and John Rocker) didn’t have great mechanics by any means. With the exception of Ryan, they’ve all struggled with control, but have great velocity. On the other hand, look at Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, and Tim Wakefield. Their mechanics are very good (not perfect) and they all have excellent control, but never break 92 MPH at best.
Tempo has nothing to do with velocity. Velocity is created in the last split second when the fast twitch muscle fibers take over. Your legs and hips explode, and the muscles in your forearm work with your lower body to create velocity. The tempo is simply about comfort, and having a consistent, repeatable tempo.
RIstar, I’m not trying to sound arrogant or like I know everything. Nothing personal. I just don’t think you’re giving very good advice.