Mechanics Update


#1

Focused on moving my center faster and I like the results. Felt like the ball was was really flying out of my hand. First pitch was a change, then a curve, and last one was a fastball.

My mechanics have been feeling and look much more consistent lately, so I have been very happy with that.

I was reading a post by ThinkTank about a pitcher he worked with that he had work on moving his center faster and how it helped. I noticed the same ‘elbow’ thing he mentions.

My other focuses actually tied in very well to working on moving my center faster and I liked the results, which can been seen in the video.

Let me know what you think! Thanks!

Side note: My change and curve ended low, but my last fastball was right where I wanted it. So my accuracy felt good as well


#2

Im not an expert but those are some sound mechanics, very nice how you didnt change your mechanics based on the pitch you were throwing, another thing I need to work on. How many days a week do you run mechanics drills? How many per session how long?


#3

Thanks! I worked hard to get them.

It really depends on what you mean by mechanic work. Mentally, I think about my mechanics constantly and try to take mental ‘reps’ throughout the day. Maybe when I’m watching t.v. and it’s a commercial, listening to music, or doing chores or something like that.

I throw as often or as little as I like. I usually like to long toss and then go into ‘mechanic work’-like what you see in the videos, on a mound-but I don’t force myself everytime to long toss or to do extensive mechanical work. An example would be before that video, I didn’t long toss at all. I warmed up well, but I kept it around 90ft.

When I throw on my own, I don’t hold myself to a certain number of pitches. I try to listen to my body and go off that.

I do mechanic work everytime I go out and throw, though. Whether I only do a couple of pitches or a bunch, I like to work at my mechanics every chance I get.

I don’t have an exact number of times I do it or an exact number of reps and stuff, but I do have one rule when I do go throw. I throw until I can’t do it wrong or until something hurts.

You could very easily do drills to work on mechanics every single day, whether you actually go out and throw and not. I find that when I’m thinking about my mechanics, going through my motion slowly as I think, helps me to better visual what I’m trying to do.

Listen to your arm and your body and be smart about them.


#4

computer problems :?


#5

computer problems :?