Back in 2012, I really had no idea how the lower body worked. At the time, I just agreed with what I was reading and then realized that I was teaching everything wrong.
Here’s what I learned what Bryce Harper taught me about pitching that goes against everything you’ve ever seen, read or heard about effective lower-body pitching mechanics.
I’ve got more but will get to it later.
Here’s the video I first saw that changed everything for me. It’s Bryce Harper hitting a ball 503 ft.
At the time, My good friend Ron Wolforth was teaching “Load the hips” and the now-famous “Pelvic Loading“.
Like so many other coaches, Ron was fond of saying the reason Lincecum threw so hard is because the arm hitches up to the front hip and “Whaaaap”.
Luckily, Ron’s a follower of the site and changed his stance, and learned the “back hip opens the front.”
That’s the great thing about pitching coaches, whenever info changes, so does philosophies.
That’s why I recommend you closely read what I’m about to show you next.
Watch the video above. (Lance McCullers vs Harper flipped around to right side.)
Do you see the similarities?
Here’s what you need to know:
*Bonus: One of the fastest ways to fix pitching flaws with the lower-body is by putting a bat in the pitchers’ hand.. I’m betting you don’t see the same issues. Why?
Watch these vids: Here’s an example of what I’m talking about. Watch the difference between the hip action, swinging vs pitching. (Rex Brothers, one of my all-time favorite pitchers. Great story by the way, that I’ll share at a later time. )
Once this pitcher short-circuited the faulty motor programs, his velocity soared and he’s now blowing cheese for the Braves. (This is merely an example of the difference between mechanics while swinging and throwing, it’s not the program he actually followed, wish it were that easy.)
Just goes to show..
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