- Category: pitching
- Published: Tuesday, 06 November 2012 23:01
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This is something that has been a hot topic for years, and everyone has his or her own idea of the best way to gain velocity. I’ve tried it all, weighted balls, rubber bands, weights, long toss, straps, weighted gloves, special workouts, and power necklaces. In my professional opinion, velocity comes from three main things: strength, flexibility, and mechanics. Pitchers must be strong throughout their entire body. Velocity starts from the legs and hips, goes up through the core, and finally to the shoulder and arm. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. I promote a full body workout that focuses on major muscles and even strength. Range of motion in the shoulders, hips, and legs is extremely important!