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The physical nature of “balance”.
A cylinder resting on one end is in “balance”, but push the top of the cylinder past its base and gravity tips the cylinder over.
Your inner ear constantly monitors your head alignment. When your inner ear senses your head isn’t level, to get your head back to level, your inner ear instantly takes control of your arms.
How your body deals with your state of “balance” Front Knee
When your front knee comes even with or behind your bellybutton, you balance your weight over your back foot. To move toward your target, you do something to shift your upper body weight to the home plate side your back foot.
Disruptive Throwing action
Your weight shift tilts your head and forces your inner ear to use your throwing arm to get your head back to level. Only after you get your head back of level, which happens at foot strike, can you use your throwing arm to complete your delivery. Your throwing arm works by itself, expands your release window and means you to lose control of where your ball will finish.
Use your movements into your front leg lift to keep your head level as you move toward the plate which turns your throwing action into a spontaneous response and gives you the command you need to succeed at the highest levels.
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Professional Pitching Institute