What do I see Late Hip Rotation as? What does it have to do with Hip/Shoulder Separation?

  • Late Hip Rotation is lacking optimal separation and leading to a velocity breakdown due to the pelvis not rotating on time with the front foot touching down to the ground. Meaning you’re not giving your body enough time to sequence efficiently.

I think we all know the importance of Hip/Shoulder Separation in the pitching mechanics. I believe there’s been a few studies showcasing how a good majority of pitching velocity is made up from the pitchers ability to increase the separation between their hips and shoulders. Today I want to dive into a common breakdown I see or maybe even a misconception regarding how to best obtain hip-shoulder separation in hopes to increase your pitching or throwing velocity.

There’s going to be a lot of context within this article so be sure to check it all out. I want to start with a breakdown video of me explaining this late hip rotation dynamic and to bring a visual to you.

If you want personalized 1 on 1 feedback of your pitching mechanics like you will see in the video below I’d encourage you to explore the option of signing up for a Mechanical Analysis. If you want to save $100 on personalized monthly workout programs designed to equip you with the needed stability to throw hard click 90 MPH Formula Remote ProgrammingAnd lastly, if you want an entire eBook dedicated to efficiently developing velocity click Velocity Development eBook. Now let’s get into the breakdown!




Late Hip Rotation





Now I want to show you guys a Mechanical Screening of a breakdown with an Analysis Client talking about how not getting those hips to rotate on time leads to a lack of optimal shoulder to hip separation which we know leads to an increase in pitching velocity. 





Here’s another video talking about the same thing and providing a visual of Nathan Eovaldi performing what I perceive as a movement to create authentic separation.






How about we throw in a visual of Max Scherzer sequencing his body on time which allows for this authentic separation we’ve been talking about.






Now to provide even more of a visual let’s take a look at a quick clip of Walker Buehler who accomplishes this extremely well!









If you are somebody that just watched those videos and you want to optimize your pitching mechanics to be able to throw hard without trying I would highly encourage you to sign up for my Mechanical Analysis service. I will then be able to screen your mechanics and write up a full report outlining how to best go about optimizing your mechanics.



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