How exactly does the pitcher’s stride begin? Which leg is more important? How does that initial movement affect the rest of a pitcher’s delivery? In Season 4, Episode 8 of Baseball Pitching: The Fix, Baseball pitching motion troubleshooter Angel Borrelli explains the pitcher’s downhill movement, dispelling myths and inaccuracies that have been shared around the internet.
Also, using Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler as an example, Angel talks about bicep soreness and biceps tendinitis, including the risks and possible injuries involved. You may be surprised to learn that a sore bicep is just as concerning as soreness in the forearm, elbow, or shoulder – listen for the reason.
Are you a coach struggling with the new pitch count and recovery restrictions? Then this is the episode for you. Angel and Joe go into detail on why the recovery rules are important, and how you can use them to your advantage.
Finally, in the “Getting It Done” segment, Angel shares a tip involving the thumb’s role in a pitch grip, including how and why placement of the thumb on the baseball can affect ball movement on various pitches.
To learn more about Angel, visit http://gymscience.com. To ask her a question, email email@example.com.
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