If you are looking for pitching workouts to increase velocity you nailed it. I will present you with a list to help you get started. Before we do that let’s first understand what it takes to increase pitching velocity.
Pitching velocity is the product of speed, torque and leverage. First the pitcher must generate as much speed or power as possible. If the pitcher can generate enough power to throw 100mph, go for it! Once this power is produced then the pitcher must convert this power into rotational torque. This multiplies the force of the power up the kinetic chain. As this force is increasing the pitch must put himself into positions so he can leverage as much of this force as possible and put it behind the baseball. Once the job is done the ball should explode out of the hand. Continue reading
Most youthful pitchers nowadays don’t have much of an off season due to the rise in popularity of travel teams and the mix of prep, summer and fall leagues. This has resulted in an increase in elbow and shoulder injuries at a early age for pitchers who’re not allowing themselves an off season to recover and rebuild. I became a subject of this pattern during my own career. I had rotator cuff surgery at 18 to fix a torn supraspinatus right after my first college appearance. Three of the common issues contributing to my tear, the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI), lead by the famous Dr. James Andrews, has defined as the reason for the increase in elbow and shoulder injuries in youth pitchers inside their Position Statement released this season. Continue reading