[quote=“Roger”][quote=“JKDJose”]This pushing off the rubber is very tempting. On a gun, I gained abou 8 - 9 mph (71 mph) more when pushing off the rubber, BUT here’s a big BUT, my shoulder took a beating. I went back to not pushing off the rubber and I could only hit 61 mph, but my shoulder felt fine. Pushing off the rubber is something that you hear at little league games all the time, I think this is a big mistake.
I think I will just stick with rotating off the mound for now.[/quote]
Chances are that when you tried to push off the rubber you changed your timing such that your arm had to play catch-up. That is what put the beating on your arm.[/quote]
Yep. You are correct, but I think this momentum can be achieved by the having the stride perfected by moving forward at leg lift. I will keep practing this for a few weeks and let you know the results of my arm and speed. I will post video when I have practiced it enough. I really appreciate all of the tips and advice.