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A Pro Pitching Institute Blog – The 3-Stages to Elite Command.

How your body works.

  • Every movement, every pitch result is a reaction to a previous action.
  • Your body position at the top of your front leg lift determines how your body reacts going into your ball release.
  • Your legwork into your front leg lift determines your body position into the top of your front leg lift.
  • Every action ends with your body in balance.

Your pitch results.

Your lower body whips your throwing arm into release.

Your stride interrupts your lower body rotation which forces your body to do one thing and one thing only. To get itself back in balance, your body demands your throwing arm makes a spontaneous reaction.

When you put your body in this position, you show your opponent a fastball arm speed where, as a reaction to your lower body interruption, your throwing hand comes through a consistently tiny release window. 

Change your grip, change your release, let your body’s reaction show your opponent a fastball arm speed and you challenge every hitter to make solid contact with any one of your pitches.

Your body gets itself back in balance and then you throw.

Your movement down the mound ends with your body centering your weight between your feet.

Once in balance, your throwing action turns into an independent action and your throwing arm path depends upon your body position at foot plant.

With an independent throwing action, you never know where each pitch will end up, the best hitter see you tip your pitches and you measure your success by your ability to survive your failures.

Your front leg lift.

You front leg lift body position forces you to use your arms for balance.

When your front leg lift ends with your weight over your back foot, to move down the mound, you must shift your weight toward your target.

The instant your shift your weight toward your target your lower body moving ahead of your upper body creates an imbalance.

You front leg lift body position keeps your arms free to move anyway you want.

When your front leg lift ends with your weight centered between your knees, your arms remains free to move the way you want.

You make a planned glove side action that’ll rotate your body down the mound.

Your legwork.

Your legwork causes your hips to rotate or your weight to shift from home to second.

As your front foot leaves the ground, when your foot placements create a hip rotation or some sort of weight shift, you end your front leg lift with all your weight over your back foot.

Your legwork keeps your weight evenly distributed around your core.

As your front foot leaves the ground, when your foot placements eliminate any chance your hips swivel or your weight moves from front to back, you end your front leg lift with your weight centered between you knees.

Our “Self-Help Pitching Guide” Promotes Elite Command.

By following the “self-help" process outlined at the Pro Pitching Institute, you can seamlessly combine these 3-stages into one effortless and extremely productive pitching motion!!!

The “self-help pitching guide” posted at the Pro Pitching Institute presents an alternative to the perceived way you’re trying to challenge every hitter on every pitch.

Tell a friend! Have a friend struggling with their pitching? Make sure to tell them about the Pro Pitching Institute “Self-Help Pitching Guide”.

Skip Fast
Freelance Pitching Coach
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-281-2596

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