[quote=“JKDJose”]Here are a couple of pictures of me pitching trying to work on shoulder / hip seperation. All feed back is greatly appreciate!!
I have posted the video at the bottom
In this one my hips looked closed and my back foot has not turned over, which believe me is very hard to do.
In this one I tried very hard to get that back foot to be laces down when at foot plant. This is probably the best I have ever done this.
Here’s the video of the whole thing
You would be doing yourself a favor by listening what Roger and D.M. have told you. Separation between the upper/lower is key for a pitcher to reach his max potential. It is NOT an instant panacea for success. As one poster on this site seems to be fixated with one single aspect of the pitching delivery, important all be it but again NOT an instant panacea for success. Perhaps more importantly may be impossible for some to pull off for strength reasons more than any other reason.
Your stride is not to far. Your stride may be to far for the amount of effort/force/energy your developing from your backside its pretty much nonexistant. That may arise from several other reasons and I can GUARANTEE you that those have NOTHING to do with separation between the lower and upper. In your case you could have what may be deemed as perfect separation BUT your not going into landing with enough force to have that perfect separatrion do anything for you or enhance your potential. To me your biggest problem may be in what your trying to achieve aside from the lack of good powerful lower drive while staying stacked. It seems like your main goal, which is valiant, is to get your hips WAY in front of your upper. The problem you have is your doing exactley what D.M. I believe said. Your center of gravity is also stopping leaving you looking like your ready to heave something uphill instead of pitch a baseball. That is NOT a result of to long of stride. That is a DIRECT result from not staying stacked WHILE MOVING OUT without enough energy to boot. Its also a posture ineffiency. Not meaning to digress but this is a perfect example of why “backward chaining” is good from a learning point. In other words stop the video at the exact time you hit footplant and actually SEE the position of your body/posture. From there you GO BACK and see what CAUSED you to get into this position. Meaning if you see the adverse effect first you than can go back and find the cause. You do not see the cause than go find the effect. The bottom line for you is you need to get your center of masss moving and keep it going INTO footplant WHILE staying stacked and connected as well as keeping good posture the whole time.