The Robby Blog
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
Breaking down the confusion surrounding one of the final pieces to the pitching delivery and the ability to efficiently lead leg block.
Today I'll give some insight on how an athlete may not have the capacity to move a certain way which could be limiting his ability on the mound
Breaking down how to effectively control the running game while you’re pitching with guys on base but still executing quality pitches
Today we'll breakdown a crucial piece in the pitching delivery in hand separation and talk about some of the things I look for when it comes to timing
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.
talking about the importance of controlling your head posture during the delivery and also breaking down video of Corey Kluber in catch play
Today I’ll breakdown a popular discussion within pitching mechanics in Hip/Shoulder separation and how to create optimal separation in order to throw faster
Lets breakdown the affect of a pitchers arm timing during the pitching delivery and why it’s important to have late launch when throwing
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
Today we’ll talk about how instability in that drive leg can potentially lead to an extreme loss in potential velocity
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 talk about a self proclaimed theory that glove arm aggression could potentially be leading to the bodies misdirection within the drive phase of the pitching delivery
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.
Today I’ll preview a mechanical analysis with a recent client and show how we discovered mechanical efficiency in his long toss.
Today I’ll bring you in on a lesson in which I talk about the importance of setting sights as a pitcher and how that simple adjustment can make the world of difference.
Today I will breakdown the common disconnect when it comes to throwers that have a large mph difference in their pulldown throw compared to mound throw
Today I'll take you inside a throwing session with a client and talk about forced aggression.
Today we'll take a look at premature internal rotation of the drive leg in the pitching delivery.
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!
For me personally I feel as if I move efficient and apply the right amount of ground force I don’t even have to think arm speed to throw hard
A Full one hour long throwing session with my good friend Kevin Munson both wearing microphones and talking all things pitching
Where you position your foot on the Pitchers rubber could impact how your body is moving when you throw the baseball and impact the end result
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 breakdown what I recently discovered by throwing a few bullpens utilizing rapsodo and a diamond kinetics ball in regards to velo and spin
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.
Really cool content here as my good friend Tyler Goodro, former professional catcher, and I talk shop while throwing a bit of a short box
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..
Obviously everyone wants to throw a baseball hard but some don't really know how to go about that. Today I want to highlight a major component in the throwing motion that directly correlates to throwing velocity.
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.
I've talked a lot about the importance of being "athletic" as a Pitcher and today I want to include the importance of having an "athletic arm path"
Today I want to talk about a subject that most of you know i’m really passionate about. The subject being athleticism! How can we create that environment that forces us to be athletic and rely on our athleticism to make adjustments.
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
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
As most of you know i'm a huge advocate for throwing alone and today we'll look at a good way for you to train in a competitive environment by yourself.
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.
Everyone wants to throw the baseball harder.. faster.. and rightfully so. But what does your work look like? Are you intentional about your velocity development?
As pitchers we must do everything and anything to gain an edge over the hitters attempt to beat us. This includes trying to find out what they’re seeing against you.
Today i’m going to talk about one of the many ways to “throw harder” or “throw faster” and this one will seem obvious but yet not a lot of guys are doing it or not doing it efficiently
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.
We must manipulate our practice to be sure that once we get out onto the game mound we are completely comfortable executing pitches.
It’s funny right? I offer “Mechanical Analysis” and here I am writing a blog on why we should avoid “Mechanics.” But what i’m about to dive into is real!
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
I see a lot of pitchers that struggle with being “late” or having their arm drag. Today I’ll break it all down.
Wanted to bring a preview of what my mechanical analysis service looks like first hand. Designed to identify any deficiencies that are limiting you from reaching your pitching goals and figuring out ways to solve them.
Today we’re going to break down the trail leg and how we can spot an efficient pattern by the way it moves.
Today we’ll be talking about optimizing velocity by essentially delaying rotation of the hips and building up that “torque” as we go to throw
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.
Robby Rowland breaks down the importance of not only getting ahead as a pitcher but also the ability to throw quality 0-0 pitches