Velocity


#1

What are some drills that you can do by yourself to gain anywhere from 4-mph on fastball?


#2

[quote=“cpstack”]What are some drills that you can do by yourself to gain anywhere from 4-mph on fastball?[/quote]weighted balls


#3

Long toss …work your legs out…propper mechanics…


#4

Proper mechanics defenitely. I developed a sound kinetic chain and started more of a total body pitching style and believe me, it has helped a ton. My catcher, and teammates I work with in the off season have noticed the change in velocity, and this is pre-weight lifting, pre-weighted ball training, pre-sprinting that I plan to do this summer/fall/winter.


#5

haven’t weighted balls been pretty discredited at this point?


#6

I would disagree they’ve worked for a fair amount of people around the forum and I haven’t seen anyone say they didn’t work while doing a proper program (no 8oz 9oz ball junk)


#7

tell me your weighted ball success stories… the oz ball and how you use it… I’m open-mided to it…


#8

buddy, if there was an easy way everyone would be throwing 95. The best thing is to work out everything and get in good shape.

In addition to what others said.


#9

[quote=“NC15”]buddy, if there was an easy way everyone would be throwing 95. The best thing is to work out everything and get in good shape.

In addition to what others said.[/quote]

He didn’t say he wanted to throw 95 easily. He was simply asking for things he could do, as in things he could WORK ON, to throw harder. He didn’t ask for a miracle pill.


#10

Actually, for $39.95, I will sell you the one and only 95 mph miracle pill! :roll:

Andrew,
search the board for weighted balls. Somebody posted a report that detailed the improvement of players that used weighted balls versus those that didnt. It works.


#11

[quote=“SnakeManiac72”][quote=“NC15”]buddy, if there was an easy way everyone would be throwing 95. The best thing is to work out everything and get in good shape.

In addition to what others said.[/quote]

He didn’t say he wanted to throw 95 easily. He was simply asking for things he could do, as in things he could WORK ON, to throw harder. He didn’t ask for a miracle pill.[/quote]
Yeah, my bad, I was reading another one, and this belonged there, not here.