In today’s video blog post, we are talking about another common pitching fault and ways to correct it! Today, I want to talk about the concept of getting to your front side in Balance Phase 3.
Pitching Fault: Correcting Balance
Getting to your front side can cause you to:
1. Lose velocity
2. Be put in a high risk area in getting to the front side and not having the lower half to assist the body in its’ throwing action.
One of the major culprits in this pitching fault could be rushing to the plate, or not having any separation between your lower half and your upper half. But maintaining the body in balance is essential, so this is the first place you want to start when working to correct this pitching fault.
When you achieve the secondary phase of balance, you want to be leading with a heel to hip to head relationship. This means that the head is the last thing to go to the target.
When you use a “one piece delivery” – in other words, when the heel, hip and head all go together – you will find that you do get to the front side of your power position, but by using this delivery system, you minimize your lower half energy.
Check out the video above for more on getting to your front side, and ways that you can correct this pitching fault and increase your throwing velocity!
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