i use to throw mid 90s however after an thinking an injury was presumably the cause of my velocity drop to 70mph (first day back after the injury i was mid 80s and thought the injury must be the problem, not my lack of pitching for half a year) ive concluded that some bad advice i received from a trusted pitching coach after being frustrated with my mph loss had caused me to lose the muscle memory on how to use my lower half properly.
Here’s the video I took earlier
Side view 50% may not be helpful
i have a sideways dragline (use to be straight), and complete lack of feeling of power in my back side (use to almost flip me onto my face), my long toss cant even break 200 feet now (use to be 300+)
ive watched tons of video and understand the basics of the lower half but when do i initiate the hips? how do i initiate the hip fire? i need some drills or step by step mechanics to practice because its just not happening with what ive been doing. ive tried everything from swinging a bat on the mound
to get the feeling to jumping sideways and firing the hips, and stupid things in between, and cant find that feeling again.
if you have any ideas for good pitching coaches or other ideas it would be greatly appreciated
*i taught myself to throw lefty thinking it was the injury righty that didn’t allow me to get back to where I was, I have the same issue lefty, here’s a rear shot video