I was wondering how I can gain velocity. I am in 8th grade, 5’7"-5’8", 120. I think I saw a post somwhere saying if you throw everyday you will gain velocity because it is like lifting, you said it makes microscopic tears in the muscles for throwing the ball? I try to have a catch everyday, but when I don’t have an outdoor catch I go down my basement, get on my knees and just throw against this old cushion. Does this still make the little tears in the muscles? Right now I have a strained hip flexor, but after that I will be getting back to my regular lifting routine and we are starting to lift for the football season.
Also I have a very flat fastball, I think I posted something like this before. I try to put a lot of pressure on the index and then I try to put pressure on the middle finger. When putting pressure on the fingers, should I be holding the pressure through the release? Is there any other way? Thanks.