If you're a pitching mechanics nerd like myself you've heard the word "torque" before but today we'll dive into how to best optimize the releasing of torque
After years of observation this particular series of moves are the single most important aspects of throwing velocity that the games best do extremely well
I will simply be sharing a recent theory of mine in regards to self identifying what you need to do in order to optimize your pitching mechanics
In this mechanical analysis preview i'll show you a common misconception surrounding forward momentum with breakdowns of Justin Verlander + Sonny Gray.
Today we'll be taking a dive into some of the things that i'll do before I even touch a baseball and begin my throwing program.
This is a simple drill but highly effective in working towards optimizing the hand path after separation.
This will serve as a preview of everything that is included when signing up for my Pitching Mechanics Analysis Service. Book yours today!
I believe any type of screening of a delivery should start with the drive foot. Why? What's connected to the earth when we leg lift?
Everyone wants to improve their pitching mechanics. We live in a generation of private pitching instruction at a young age. So let's talk about the process.
Talking about a mechanical breakdown in which the pitcher will raise his hips during his drive instead of sinking down with the slope
Today I'm going to be breaking down my Slider. I'll be elaborating on the specific grip I use when throwing the slider as well as some cues.
We will go over the major components of the drive leg during the pitching mechanics and how to efficiently maximize velocity
Breaking down hip rotation within the pitching delivery and how I believe optimizing hip rotation is a key to unlocking authentic hip shoulder separation
drill progression that could help with providing the specific feeling we want as throwers to maximize hip shoulder separation
Breaking down the efficient use of the glove side within the pitching mechanics.
Today we'll take a look at a common deficiency within the Pitching delivery in what I would call "Arm Drag" and why it's important to identify.
Will be breaking down the concept of Effortless Velocity and how to best go about obtaining it through efficient pitching mechanics
Breaking down the pitchiing mechanics of a highly effective pitcher and how the internal rotation of the hip dictates heel disconnection
We’re going to take a look at a breakdown in the pitching mechanics that I see a lot of youth pitchers struggle with due to past coaching.
Talking about acceleration into drive phase with the implementation of forward momentum during the initial move of the delivery
Today we’ll talk about how poor or limited rotation of the neck can lead to premature trunk rotation, aggressive flyout, and a loss of pitching velocity
Here's a simple drill progression that I will program for guys that need to create some freedom in their throwing mechanics.
Breaking down the concept of "authentic" and "unauthentic" drive leg stability and how that applies to pitching velocity.
Previewing a Mechanical Analysis Client and the unique case in which the athlete isn’t able to unlock movement capacity in his delivery
Breaking down the lead leg block within the pitching mechanics and how I personally believe that an efficient lead leg block occurs naturally
February 7 throwing session all by myself featuring long toss and pulldowns
Talking about the importance of the Hip Hinge within the Pitching Delivery
Today I will breakdown my Changeup and show you exactly how I grip the pitch.
What occurs in the pitching delivery when the pitchers heel disconnects from the ground early? Let's take a look.
Talking about finding your ideal pitching mechanics and the responsibility of doing so to better your development
In this edition of Robby Rowland's pitch breakdowns we'll be taking a look at the Cutter and breaking down the pitch grip as well as the data behind it.
Today I'll discuss one of the many throwing drills I like to use with a Connection Ball
Robby Rowland discusses the interesting dynamic that is simply throwing harder and really how he is now throwing harder than he was before
I’m going to take you through my weighted baseball routine and how I utilize these to establish authentic throwing mechanics
Today I'll breakdown a drill that could be used if the athlete is struggling with really feeling efficient ground connection
Today I'll breakdown a simple drill that you can incorporate to feel more activation and engagement from your drive leg
Today I'll breakdown a constraint drill that could potentially help a pitcher transfer more ground force energy without any leaks to produce more velocity
Today Dr. Heenan and I will look at some really important dynamics to consider when evaluating the pitching mechanics.
Struggle with knowing what to do when you’re stuck having to warmup and throw indoors? Here’s a preview of how I warmup while i’m indoors
Let me take you inside to give you an exclusive look at what a long toss throwing session with my family looks like!
A Full one hour long throwing session with my good friend Kevin Munson both wearing microphones and talking all things pitching
Here is a full page dedicated solely to pitching velocity. My findings on velocity, how I obtain velocity, and efficient ways to go about velocity.
Today I want to talk about what I mean when I say “late acceleration” or even just the terminology I use often in optimizing the pitching delivery.
Today we’ll talk about a very common mechanical breakdown that is seen as a huge leakage in power resulting in a drastic loss of velocity
Today we'll talk about one of the more mainstream topics within the pitching industry in hip shoulder separation and ways to go about maximizing your capacity and owning that range.
Let's change the way we think about developing "pitchers" and start developing "throwers" that are athletic enough to vary throw types and accomplish the same goal.
Today I'll present a drill that I like to do when working on force application and hip rotation usually done when I'm in my pulldown phase of my throwing session.
The Reverse Lunge Throwing Drill is great to provide feedback to the athlete of force application into the ground on the back side. Let's break it down..
Ever since I did the Blog on "Long Arm" or "Short Arm" i've been getting tons of Arm Path questions so today I wanted to break it down into further detail and highlight my personal journey going from 85-95.
Over the course of the past decade weighted ball training has become all the big hype within the Baseball Development industry. While some hype is good, some can be bad. Today I want to give my personal opinions and feedback.
Today I want to talk about a good drill that I will use when I know that I'm struggling with rushing down the mound and not giving my arm enough time
A general misconception that i've heard a lot lately is that throwers should ALL throw a certain way and today I want to dive a bit deeper into this concept by doing a breakdown on Tampa Bay Pitcher Nick Anderson
For most of you who have followed me for some time you know that i'm a huge advocate for what's called "Counter Balances" and today i'll break it down
Despite the negative rep that Long Toss gets I can’t be more of an advocate for it for multiple reasons that I will cover in this blog.
Diving into the concept of Pulldowns or Run n Gun throws as well as the common breakdown of why pulldown throws can't translate to the mound
The reason I put so much emphasis on Athleticism is because you need to build a strong foundation within your development and athleticism is the foundation for any elite thrower
Why I could throw the ball 400+ feet as well as 100 MPH on a Pulldown but couldn’t break 92-93 on the mound? This is a good example of a common mechanical breakdown on the mound.
I see too many guys that want certain qualities in their game but don’t put the efficient work in that’s going to improve on what they actually want to achieve.
If you're somebody that often uses the excuse that you don't have anyone to throw with then this video is for you because there's always a way to get better even if you have to do it all by yourself!
The positions that we get our body into during our pitching delivery matter. Lets take a look at one of my favorite drills to teach a powerful lower half pattern.
Today we'll take a look at a preset lead leg elevated drill that I like to incorporate for a couple different reasons that we'll breakdown in detail during this blog post.
I talk a lot about "staying connected to the ground" for Pitchers to effectively utilize their lower half in their delivery and this drill provides that feeling that we're searching for
If you’re a Baseball Player you know what the Yips are.. They suck. I’ve seen many people struggle with them including myself at certain points in my career. Today I want to provide some insight on how to overcome them. Please share this with somebody you think could benefit from hearing this segment!
Today we'll take a look at how I personally attack an athlete (pitcher) that has an arm path deficiency which is common among youth athletes.
Today I will break down specific drills that I use to segment my arm path and get it more biomechanically efficient
Today we’re going to break down the trail leg and how we can spot an efficient pattern by the way it moves.
Something I see most Pitchers struggle with is the concept of utilizing the ground and the slope of the mound to increase power thru the kinetic chain
How can we instill better throwing mechanics? We have all of these baseball tools these days but how do we know which ones to use? Lets talk about it.