Are you struggling to get more from your lower-half?
Maybe you’ve searched lower-half pitching mechanics but found everyone preaching something completely different?
Ever been told you’d get more velocity, if only… “You used your lower-half better?”
Everything you’ve tried to this point, isn’t working is it?
Didn’t think so.
That’s why I’ve put together this blog post for you.
** How I Teach The Lower-Half** * **How To RIDE THE SLIDE – MIRROR THE SLOPE** Be on the lookout for The #COREVELOCITYBELT 5.0 program coming soon. ** With high level pitchers you will see three things they do extremely well. * 1. Anchor Down – Anchor the eyes and feet into the ground without moving. * 2. Ride The Slide – Due to heightened body awareness coupled with hip stability and mobility they actually drive weight INTO THE Ground… ** They do not push off, they actually “Weigh More” while moving forward. ** These guys will sit as they move forward. ** The more you INVEST into the ground early… The greater the Return in arm speed later. ** 3. Turn the corner – They DO NOT Focus on LOCKING OUT front leg, that happens due to efficient movement, stability and timing. ** Be sure to follow me on Instagram @LANTZWHEELER ** #Pitchingdrills #Pitchinglessons #MLB #PitchingMechanics #Increasevelocity
A post shared by Lantz Wheeler (@lantzwheeler25) on
Before we go any further…
Make sure you’re following me on Instagram so you don’t miss the future videos I’ve got planned.
Step 1: Anchor down. The hips two biggest enemies are the eyes and the feet. Be sure your weight stays in the center of your foot.
Step 2: Ride the Slide. This isn’t as easy as it looks UNTIL you actually FEEL the movement. The reason so many pitchers struggle with this is because they lack the body awareness necessary. That’s why we spend time daily with The Core Velocity Belt.
The reason why “Riding the Slide” is so important is:
Finally, the concept of “Ride the Slide – Mirror the Slope” is the true essence of connection. It’s also the only way to truly throw the baseball downhill, while still utilizing the lower-half to generate arm speed and stay connected.
Step 3: Turn the Corner. It’s the final 5-10% that’s make or brake time for velocity. It’s at this point in the delivery that you’re connecting the energy and rotational momentum from the lower-body to the upper body.
If you’re lacking hip stability, it won’t happen.
There you go, the condensed version for learning how to “Ride the Slide”.
If you need more help, check out The Core Velocity Belt because I’ll be releasing the updated 5.0 version very soon and you’ll get it FREE!
Trust what you FEEL!