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Pitching Mechanics, Practice Makes Perfect!
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Pitching Mechanics, Practice Makes Perfect!

Effective baseball pitching mechanics are the foundation of successful pitchers. Every pitcher who has propelled to the highest levels of competition has worked diligently on perfecting his pitching mechanics. A pitchers motion is one of the most complex movements in all of sports. For this reason alone, it takes consistent practice to master mechanics.

Focus on Mechanics, Strength Train Later

It’s important to understand that pitchers must focus on refining their mechanics above strength training. Strength training is vitally important to pitchers for developing strength, explosion, and preventing injury. However, the majority of a pitchers training must be dedicated towards developing better pitching mechanics. Most college and professional pitchers will practice their pitching motion before beginning their strength-training regime.

The #1 Skill Sport? Baseball.

Baseball is a skill sport, and therefore the skills must be in constant development. Pitching and hitting both require a significant amount of practice because of the level of difficult involved. As well known, many people categorize hitting a baseball as the hardest thing to do in any sport. In addition, people also recognize throwing a baseball 85 mph or more with precision as an incredible skill.

What it Takes to Have Excellent Pitching Mechanics?

Being able to throw at a velocity of 85 mph or more is sometimes an inherent ability, but for more pitchers, they must work extremely hard to reach that level. To reach this goal, pitchers must develop a routine that focuses on efficient mechanics, strength training, speed building, and mental focus. If I were to categorize these aspects I would say that practicing pitching mechanics should be the number one priority for every pitcher. Now you’re probably wondering, how do I develop my pitching mechanics? Are there certain drills or routines that I can use?

There are thousands of things that a pitcher can do to refine his pitching mechanics in order to develop greater velocity and accuracy. While there are hundreds of pitching drills, there is nothing that replaces actually throwing off a mound. During the off-season, pitchers need to be throwing at least two bullpens per week off of an actual pitching mound. This will allow a pitcher to practice his mechanics in a game-like scenario. Long toss, flat ground bullpens, and other various pitching methods will never truly prepare a pitcher for throwing off an actual mound. Last word of advice, pitchers should always practice in a way that resembles real life game situations. I hope this changed your thoughts about where you should focus your efforts! Good luck!


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