I used to throw with a “whipping” motion, my throwing arm would start bent and flexible but- as my delivery continue- my throwing arm would straighten out completly and my arm motion wasn’t as fluid. Last monday, I sat down with the pitching coach to examine my mechanics on our slow motion video program. He told me to maintain a bent-flexible arm and to pick the ball up with the elbow, which I fully believe in.
Now, I’ve been practicing throwing a soft ball against the wall in my dorm and I can feel my arm has a slingshot or rubber band feel. When I throw, I feel my forearm laid back behind the shoulder.
It doesn’t hurt me or my arm at all, its just the first time I’ve ever thrown this way before. Is this how you want your arm to feel?