Velocity and the Holy Grail (Part 4)

Best of  - 2In today’s post we are covering Part 4 of “Velocity and the Holy Grail”. In case you missed Part 1 please click here, Part 2 please click here and Part 3 please click here.

We’re going to wrap up Part 4 of this Series with 3 more of what I believe to be key components in the quest for velocity. As I’ve said before, everyone is different so all things may not apply to all people. These are just some of the more “universal” issues that I see come up on a daily basis. [Read more…]

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Velocity and the Holy Grail (Part 3)

By Nunzio Signore (B.A., CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

In today’s post we are covering Part 3 of “Velocity and the Holy Grail”.  In case you missed Part 1 please click here, Part 2 please click here.

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With the off-season already here, pitchers should be in “shut down” mode for a while (preferably 8 weeks) and address arm issues that occur over the course of a long season.  Today, we’ll look at #’s 7 through 9 of what I consider to be 12 of the key components to helping pitchers increase their velocity. [Read more…]

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Velocity and the Holy Grail (Part 2)

By Nunzio Signore (B.A., CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

Ball on FireIn today’s post we are covering Part 2 of “Velocity and the Holy Grail”. In case you missed Part 1 please click here.

Although “velocity” is the final destination for most pitchers, every athlete is built differently and trying to get there from a different starting point. This leaves no single way to map out a game plan. In Part 2 of this series, I’ll continue to talk about a few of what I think are the 12 key components to finding the Holy Grail of Pitching – Velocity.  In Part 1, I went over #’s 1, 2 and 3. So without further ado, here are #’s 4, 5 and 6. [Read more…]

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Velocity and the Holy Grail (Part 1)

By Nunzio Signore (B.A., CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

Ball on FireIn the pitching world the word “velocity” has become the holy grail. Unfortunately, there is no single thing I could tell you to do to increase velocity as every pitcher is different.  What may work for one athlete may not work for another.  So in this 4 part series, I’ll touch briefly on 12 different topics I think are important and very relevant. Each topic could be a blog in itself, so I’ll try to keep these short and sweet

1. Improving Pitching Mechanics: I tell parents when they walk into RPP that the athlete is the race car, the pitching coach is the driver and we are the mechanics.  We can create a strong, powerful and mobile athlete (much like a dragster), but it means nothing if you have a lousy driver (pitching coach).  Finding an instructor who has a basic understanding of movement and physical anatomy will go far in helping to optimize your mechanics and make your delivery more efficient.

Here is an example.  [Read more…]

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