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Because your body is driven to keep itself stable, moving down the mound the forces you to use your arms to get your body back to stable. Only after you get your body back to stable are you able to make a secondary throwing action.
Nature dictates you use your arms to stabilize your body. When you look at this in another way, only after you stabilize your body can you move your arms the way you want.
Rotational Force Creates Pitching Superiority.
When pitching, because you have only one foot on the ground, your pitching base of support transfers to your knees. The wider the distance between your knees, the more you’ll be able to keep your weight centered between your knees, the more…Continue
Your base of support is the area between your feet. You’re most stable when you center your weight in the middle of your support base. You move your weight outside your base of support and you throw yourself out of balance.