Frustrated, listen to me whine


#1

I am 31 years of age, and it has been a personal dream of mine to pitch 90. Don’t ask me why, I don’t play ball amateurly, or professionally.

I’m a 5’11 175lbs submariner who can top out at only 64-65 mph (I have a stalker pro radar gun). I’ve tried the over hand delivery used by so many but I rarely break 60 with it. My submariner delivery wears my arm out very quiclkly, but it is where I reach my peak velocity. Sometimes the pain is excruciating and even effects my driving. (I drive stick).

I’ve been throwing more frequently and have this fascination with velocity. I just want to know how to increase mine. I’d be happy with just a few more MPH just to see progress and keep working on it.

Recently I took about a 6 or 7 day break from hard throwing and worked out at the gym for a bit. Yesterday I was throwing submariner and reaching 62-63 more consistently. I threw for a while without any arm pain and lasted longer than before. I was wondering if anyone knew any good tips on increasing velocity.

Any help is greatly appreciated.


#2

If your arm hurts that badly, consider changing your arm slot…meaning going over the top than submarine. I’ve seen submarine pitchers and they never seem to throw as hard as a over-the-top pitcher, as a submarine pitcher is more into decieving the batter with the ackward arm position and how the ball moves.


#3

Does your shoulder or elbow hurt? Try throwing from a high 3/4 your gonna get more velocity pushing the back of the ball (a la overhand) than throwing through the side of it (submarine) try using your lower 1/2 too…stay back a little more when you throw.

Few things that will help maybe