I’ve heard a little bit about hip and shoulder seperation before I became apart of this forum… but… I’ve never been told anything about developing momentum before the peak of your kneelift. After looking at some of the clips from pitchingclips.com I see some of the best gaining momentum.
My question is, why isn’t this theory preached across the globe in baseball? I’ve played four years of professional baseball and division one baseball and have not heard this idea once. Actually, I’ve heard the exact opposite, gain a balance point. Why is this? Is this a relatively new idea? I also realized that there are pitchers who still collect themselves at a balance point, and seem to never get the extension they could, nor the momentum they should. Dan Haren comes to mind. Seems like these guys turn more into drop and drivers instead of allowing the momentum pull your foot off the rubber. Also, Papelbon comes to mind. So, this all being said, I can see clear advantages just by working dry work in my apartment supporting the gaining momentum idea.
What are some advantages of “staying back” and gaining a balance point. Honestly, I don’t see any. I’m pretty sure if done properly, gaining momentum will generate more hand speed and extension, but I’m also convinces it will help command also.