Pushing Off the Rubber, Leg Drive, Ankle-Leg Flex ……Draining the Swamp Part 2

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The overhand pitching motion consists of a sequence of body movements that start when the pitcher lifts the lead foot, progresses to a linked motion in the hips and trunk, and culminates with a ballistic motion of the upper extremity to propel the ball toward home plate. The effective synchronous use of selective muscle groups maximizes the efficiency of the …

Doing the Same Things Over and Over Again and Expecting……

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The above clip which illustrates two problems that all players face: This player exhibits classic bat drag along with a slow swing. A slow swing versus a quick swing. Significant difference. Bat speed has virtually nothing to do with swing quickness. So this player may have good bat speed but does not have swing quickness. Some History One of the …

PITCH-A-PALOOZA 2013 SETPRO EBOOK Sample Presentation

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In 2013 I made a presentation that Lantz Wheeler’s PITCH-A-PALOOZA. It was a two-day presentation. Day 1 was titled PART 1: THE SCIENCE OF THROWING HARD and Day 2 PART 2: THE MECHANICS OF THROWING HARD. I consider these two of the most important presentations that I’ve ever made because they demonstrate that long-held beliefs of what the body does …

SETPRO Presentation baseballthinktank Palooza 2016 “20 Years of Intent….” Part 2

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Is one of my more ambitious undertakings. I presented it at Lantz Wheeler’s baseballthinktank Palooza 2016 attended by over 200 high school, college, minor and major league coaches. It chronicles my attempts to understand how to optimally throw a baseball and swinging a bat starting in the year 1962. It covers the founding of SETPRO in 1995, a time that …

SETPRO Presentation baseballthinktank Palooza 2016 “20 Years of Intent….” Part 1

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Is one of my more ambitious undertakings. I presented it at Lantz Wheeler’s baseballthinktank Palooza 2016 attended by over 200 high school, college, minor and major league coaches. It chronicles my attempts to understand how to optimally throw a baseball and swinging a bat starting in the year 1962. It covers the founding of SETPRO in 1995, a time that …

PCRW For Hitters…. An Introduction Part 1

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Concepts that I have developed here at SETPRO such as scapula loading, pelvic loading, beach ball, bow-flex-bow to name a few have always caused many people to have "semantic angina". What is PCRW? Part 1 a brief summary of where PCRW "came from". Simplicity of the swing comes from understanding that a high-level swing is nothing more than making sure …

FUN-SPEC, More Than Just A “Plyo” Wall….

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I built FUN-SPEC May of 2002 to test some ideas for a multifunction ballistic training platform. It was also a good way to stay in shape (I was using myself as a "guinea pig"). FUN-SPEC is short for "Functional Specificity". The concept behind FUN-SPEC is to provide a complete/unified training platform subjecting the body to a variety of load profiles …

INTENT…THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY…..The SERIES Part 5 The Bad Part 2…

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Also in our conversation I reemphasize my belief that the biggest detriment to developing young players has been the advent of video cameras, video instructional programs, and last but not least the Internet. That no two people see the same thing when they look at video i.e. there is no such thing as good pitching mechanics because there is no …