When I pitch I try to not let my leg go to stiff after it plants but I’m re-thinking that whole thing since when I do stiffen it my body propels forward I get alot of leverage down on the ball and it just feels different.
In last season on some of my fastest fastballs my leg completly went stiff and my body violently whipped around I think I’m going to work on stabilizing my leg and letting it extend more then I do now.
My only concern with this small adjustment which comes natural is risk of injury. I know it puts a little more strain on the body but it gets me a little more ummmppppp. Also pitchers like Joba chamberlian to Nolan Ryan to even greg maddux almost stiffen the leg staight out.
Do you think it’s safe for a pitcher to let the leg stiffen a little more?
It just feels way better in transfering the energy up the chain and It happens on my best fastballs just not all of them.